Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey has welcomed the approval of a provisional budget allocation of almost €2.5 million for the construction of ten local authority houses in Feakle.

Deputy Carey said that €2,452,805 would be made available to Clare County Council under the local authority housing construction programme and he expected that construction would be well under way early in the new year.

“There is an established need for local authority housing in Feakle and I am confident that the ten houses will help keep local families in the heart of their community. This is in line with the Government’s ‘Rebuilding Ireland’ housing strategy to reverse the years of reduced investment following the economic crash,” he said.

“It is important that the benefits are felt across the country and not just in the bigger population centres. For that reason, I am delighted that Feakle is among the first to benefit from the new strategy.

“Keeping people in their own homes, and building quality new homes including social housing is a key national priority both for society and this Government. Housing supply must keep pace with economic and population growth.

“I am confident that ‘Rebuilding Ireland’ will succeed because it is rooted in a wide stakeholder consultation with a multi-agency and cross Departmental support,” Deputy Carey explained.