€1.6m for eight new local authority homes in Ennis

€1.6m for eight new local authority homes in Ennis


Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017
Funding has been provided to build eight new local authority homes in Ennis according to Minister for Employment and Small Business Pat Breen. 
“A provisional budget of close to €1.6 million has been approved by the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government to build eight homes at Bridge Court, Roslevan, Ennis. These homes will be made up of two two-bedroom single story homes, five three bedroom two-storey houses, and one four bedroom two-storey house,” said Minister Breen.
“A total of  €1,248,200 will be allocated to Clare County Council for the construction of these houses, while a further €200,000 will be provided to the local authority for site costs with the remainder of the funding for technical fees and salaries and utilities.
“The funding for the eight new homes on a site at Bridge Court and Bridge View, which already has a housing stock of 48 houses, is being provided under Rebuilding Ireland Action Plan for Housing & Homelessness,” added the Clare Minister of State.
“This latest funding for new homes in Ennis follows on from the provision of €3.66 million for a links road that will free up land and allow for the construction of 200 new homes at Claureen. This funding will help deliver a mix of private, rental and social housing,” he said.
So far this year Clare County Council has already spent in the region of €3.6m on social housing. In 2015 -2017 Clare County Council was allocated €26million under the previous social housing programme.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick.

Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station’s flagship current affairs programme.

He was also the station’s News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day.

As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.