Ministers commit Dublin housing cash

Ireland’s housing and public expenditure ministers have approved €17.9m of investment for a major housing project in Dublin.

Simon Coveney, Minister for Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government and the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, have both given stage 1 approval of the O’Devaney Gardens regeneration project.

Under the arrangement, 56 social homes will be delivered on the site, representing the first phase of a mixed-tenure development that will eventually see 600 homes built on the land.

Of the housing to be built, 30% will be social, 20% affordable, while the remaining half will be private developments.

“This will kick-start the regeneration of this area,” said Coveney. “I am keen to see the development of this large site in the centre of Dublin City.”

In September, Coveney agreed with Dublin City Council to proceed with the regeneration scheme.