New Social Housing Opens
on Lord Edward Street, Limerick

This social housing project, which is one of the largest in the country, has delivered a total of 81 new homes as part of the Government’s Housing Plan: Rebuilding Ireland. The development at Lord Edward Street will make a significant contribution to this historic area in the heart of Limerick City.

 Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy, T.D., has today (Monday 29th January) officially opened one of the largest Social Housing Projects in the country at Lord Edward Street, Limerick.

There are 81 homes now officially opened and Limerick City & Council has already commenced the tenanting process.  The Department has provided in excess €19m for this development.

Minister Murphy said:

“I want to congratulate the new tenants, several of whom I’ve met here this morning.  There are many challenges in Housing in Ireland but there is also progress on the ground and it is nice to come to an opening like this one at Lord Edward Street and to meet people and families whose lives will be changed for the better by the provision of high quality housing.

The development also includes a community facility and is right beside the new HSE Primary Care Centre, so this really is a top class example of our work to build not just houses, but to build communities too”.

He added:

“With 81 new social homes delivered here, this is one of the biggest local authority-led projects for new social housing that we have completed and it’s good to see how well the finished project looks. I know the local authority have been working on tenant allocations and I’m sure that the new tenants will be happy in their new homes.

We are now seeing this level of real progress on the social housing front.  We recently published a list of around 800 social housing construction projects that are being advanced – that gives people the chance to see for themselves the progress in their own individual counties. With the €6 billion funding we’ve secured under Rebuilding Ireland, local authorities and AHBs now have the resources to progress these schemes, so I want to see them providing homes all over the country as soon as possible.

The 800 approved projects will see around 12,300 new social houses being built over the coming years – and we are adding to the approval list all the time.  This represents a major escalation and acceleration in the social housing build programme”.