€11.6m approved for 56 social housing units

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar's visit to Kerry on Friday came with the announcement that the Government has approved funding for the construction of 56 new social housing units in Tralee.

€11.6 million will be provided to build the development at Lohercannon in Tralee, the Taoiseach announced on his arrival to the county - in what was his second visit to the Kingdom since becoming the leader of the country - on Friday.

He described the project, which is set to finally allow the authority beging tackling the waiting list of the county in a substantial way - as 'significant'.

"I am delighted to be here in Kerry to announce the approval for this project which will see 56 new social housing units for Tralee," the Taoiseach said.

"Unlocking supply across the country, including for the people of Kerry, is the key to overcoming many of the housing challenges is the key to overcoming many of the housing challenges we face and delivering schemes such as this is a key priority...as we work to tackle the housing shortage and to deliver 47,000 social houses under our Rebuilding Ireland Programme."


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