Funding Approved For New Social Housing In Dublin

Funding of €22 million has been approved for the development of new social housing apartments on Dominick Street in Dublin, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Simon Coveney, has announced.

"I am very happy to approve the funding for this social housing project, located in the heart of Dublin City," Minister Coveney said.

"The residents of Dominick Street and its environs have been strong advocates for the redevelopment of the east side of Dominick Street for some time now and I think that this project will make a significant contribution to the regeneration of the area as a whole.

"An investment in this area is also a priority from a social policy perspective, encompassing social housing improvements as well as supporting social, community and economic renewal. This development is one of the first new major regeneration projects in Dublin’s north inner city, which has seen more than its share of challenges in recent times. The investment reflects this Government’s commitment to an urban regeneration programme that empowers people to work together to improve their communities and the quality of life for all who live within them."

Paschal Donohoe T.D., Minister for Public Expenditure also said: "This project is a tangible example of this Government’s investment in urban regeneration. The development of this site has been long anticipated by the residents of Dominick Street. This announcement is proof of the Government's commitment to invest in the North Inner City and it is a pleasure to be associated with an event that will have positive outcomes for north inner city residents."


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