Investment of almost €18.7m in Donegal housing

Two new social housing schemes has been officially opened in Donegal.

Housing Minister Darragh O Brien has also turned the sod on a new housing development and visited two social housing projects sites currently under construction.

The developments represent an overall investment of almost €18.7m in Social Housing provision in Donegal under the Rebuilding Ireland Programme.

The minister yesterday visited Donegal Town where he saw a social and voluntary housing construction site at Railway Park, where 34 new social housing units are constructed representing an investment of €5.3m. The development will incorporate 24 social housing units and 10 voluntary accommodation units delivered in conjunction with Oaklee Housing Association.

In Killybegs the Minister officially opened a new housing scheme at Emerald Drive, Killybegs. The development includes 5 two-bedroom units and 4 three-bedroom units totalling an investment of €1.75m.

He also visited housing projects in Raphoe, Newtowncunningham and Buncrana.