€2 million is to be spent in County Limerick, building twelve housing units at different locations in the county.

The investment is part of a €68 million Local Authority Construction Initiative announced last week by the Minister for Housing and Planning, Jan O’Sullivan, T.D. The €68 million local authority construction initiative will see 449 new homes built across the country over the next two years. This is just one of a number of initiatives announced to provide high quality homes for families, including a €15 million fund to bring back into use vacant local authority houses, a €35 million investment over 2014 and 2015 for housing for people with a disability, people without a home and the elderly, a €30 million investment in 2014 to improve the energy efficiency of local authority housing, and a €10 million fund to kick-start resolution on the remaining unfinished housing developments. The announcement has been welcomed by Deputy Patrick O’Donovan.