The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Simon Coveney T.D. has announced that he has approved site locations for over 450 new social housing units which are to be delivered through a public private partnership (PPP) programme.
The social housing with a capital value of approximately €100 million is being developed at eight sites in co-operation with the local authorities in each area.  Three of the sites are located in County Cork, with one each in the cities of Galway and Waterford.  There is a further one site each in counties Clare, Kildare and Roscommon.
The funding is part of a programme of investment totalling €300 million in social housing through the public private partnership model.   The programme is to deliver 1,500 social housing units.
To enable delivery to commence as quickly as possible, the PPP programme is being rolled out in three bundles.