Kelly announces €57m allocation for Tipperary

Junior Minister Alan Kelly
The Minister for the Environment, Alan Kelly, has announced over €57m in funding for County Tipperary, which, he says, will significantly reduce the housing waiting list in 2015.

The Minister for the Environment, Alan Kelly, has announced over €57m in funding for County Tipperary, which, he says, will significantly reduce the housing waiting list in 2015.

As a result, the housing list in Tipperary is set to reduce by over 40% to 2017, according to the Minister.

The funding will see the refurbishment of 51 vacant social housing units in Tipperary this year as well as starting building projects in Gortnahoe, Cloughjordan, Templemore and Thurles.

A total of 832 housing units will be built, bought or leased in Tipperary for social housing between now and 2017.

“Tipperary is going to benefit significantly from this housing investment. A total of €57m will be spent over the next three years.

“Currently, my Department are in the process of assessing the housing build projects submitted by Tipperary County council and I hope to be in a position to announce those in the coming weeks,” said Minister Kelly

“This will have a big impact on the local housing waiting list reducing it by over 40 per cent. We all know the housing pressures that exist in this county and we have both plans and funding in place to tackle them now,” said Minister Kelly.