Minister Opens New Social Housing Units In Tralee

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Minister for Housing Planning and Local Government is joined by members of Kerry County Council and management and local residents at the opening of the new social housing units at Hawley Park on Friday. Photo By Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD

THE Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Mr Eoghan Murphy TD, performed the official opening of 33 new local authority social housing units in Kerry on Friday and also visited two sites in Tralee and Killarney where a total of 82 new homes are currently under construction.

Minister Murphy opened a new 22-unit scheme at Ard Bhearna, Gortamullin, Kenmare as well as 11 new homes at Croílár na Mistéalach at The Mitchels in Tralee.

The 11 units at The Mitchels in Tralee are 3-bedroom and 4-bedroom units which are part of a larger €4.6m development and which form part of the wider Mitchels-Boherbee Community Regeneration Project. These new homes were constructed for Kerry County Council by M. Fitzgibbon Contractors Ltd.

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Minister Murphy was also given a tour of the 21 new homes which are being constructed by Ned O’Shea & Sons Ltd on behalf of the local authority at An Dún, Killeen, Tralee and which are being developed for the elderly and people with disabilities in particular at a cost of €3.8m.

He also visited the Clúid Housing development at Derreen, Killarney which is a 61-unit scheme being developed by Clúid in partnership with Kerry County Council and Thermohouse Ltd.

Earlier this week, councillors in Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council approved the construction of 107 new local authority houses in Loheracannon, Croogorts and Hawley Park.

Opening the new housing schemes today, Minister Murphy said: “I am pleased to officially open the new homes in Kenmare and Tralee which have been designed and built to a very high standard. I was also pleased to view the excellent work being done by Clúid in Killarney as well as the high-quality units being constructed by Kerry County Council at Killeen. Today’s developments represent further progress on the significant work programme across all housing delivery streams through Kerry County Council and with the support of the government’s Rebuilding Ireland programme.”

One Comment

  1. Matty O'Leary says:

    In 1922 the government of Ireland built 2,000 houses in 2 years and this was real hard times for Ireland and its people.

    All this spin for only 33 new local authority social housing units in Kerry!

    The Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Mr Eoghan Murphy TD, Kerry could do with about 330 new local authority social housing units as soon as possible.
    Do that and you will deserve some respect and real recognition from the people of Kerry.

    The snowflake virtue signalling TD’s should be ashamed, ducking and dodging the photo opportunity, not lapping it up?