Minister for Disability and Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East, Anne Rabbitte, has received confirmation from the Department of Housing that approval in principle has been granted for a new 58 house development in Athenry.

Minister Rabbitte received confirmation today from the Minister for Housing, Darragh O’Brien TD, that Galway County Council has been granted approval in principle for 58 turnkey social homes at Cullairbaun in Athenry.

Minister Rabbitte commented:

This is very welcome news from my colleague, Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien, that 58 new homes will be available in Cullairbaun in Athenry. It’s also great to deliver such news on the eve of the announcement of the government’s new ‘Housing for All’ strategy.

As the Taoiseach has said himself, housing is the number one priority for this government and as we emerge from this pandemic, it’s great to deliver news of such a development in East Galway. These 58 homes will allow 58 families, couples or individuals makes Athenry their home.

And she continued:

Athenry is a thriving community and one with so much potential. The town is crying out for new housing, both social and affordable, and this goes some way towards meeting this demand. Located close to the town centre, these social homes will breathe new life into the area.

Minister Rabbitte concluded:

I know the team in Galway County Council really welcome this development as well and are keen to see progress made as soon as possible. I thank Minister O’Brien and his Department for their work to date to ensure this development gets over the line in a timely fashion,” concluded Minister Rabbitte.

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