The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien has approved seven new posts for Clare County Council’s housing delivery team, which will assist in delivering their social housing targets. Four of the posts are technical and three administrative.
A total of 211 posts have been allocated across the country.
Housing for All, the Government’s new housing Plan, commits to strengthening the capacity of Local Authorities to initiate, design, plan, develop and manage housing projects. The Plan acknowledges that this requires the resourcing of housing delivery teams and the posts being announced today include a wide range of positions from engineers to quantity surveyors and architects with provision also made for the necessary administrative resources.
Commenting Minister O’Brien said, “In September this year, the Government published our new housing strategy, ‘Housing for All’. It is the most comprehensive housing plan in the history of the State backed by an unprecedented €4bn per year.
“Under ‘Housing for All’, this government aims deliver nearly 90,000 new build social homes by 2030 and they have put a very clear focus on the delivery of new build projects.