Social Housing

  • Funding of over €1.2 million has been allocated to build seven new social houses at Clooneybeirne in Roscommon Town.

    The Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has given Roscommon County Council the funding go-ahead for this housing construction scheme at Cluain Fraoigh.

    Roscommon-based FG Senator Frank Feighan says this provision is part of the Government’s housing action plan, ‘Rebuilding Ireland.’

    He's hoping to see the 7 new social houses coming on stream as soon as possible to help tackle the housing shortage in the area.


  • The Government is aiming to provide 576 additional social housing units in Mayo over the next four years.

    Today, Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy will publish a report on Social Housing construction projects in the last quarter of 2017.

    The reports set out the progress made to date, as well as the social housing delivery targets for local authorities for 2018-2021.

    Its shows that 576 additional units will be provided in Mayo, 255 in Roscommon, 296 in Sloigo, 926 in Co Galway and over 1,000 in Galway city – through build, acquisition and leasing.

    In Mayo, the aim is to build 69 new units this year, two acquire two social houses and to lease 28, providing 99 additional units in the county in 2018.




  • Respond Housing has purchased 12 houses in Ballaghaderreen.

    These are 12 three bed houses which will be home to 12 families from the social housing list in Roscommon.

    These 12 houses represent just over one fifth of the 55 households who have expressed a preference to live in Ballaghaderreen.

    While offers have been made to some families, Respond will host a viewing day for people who have offers to live in the new houses and those who have been nominated for the local authority. This viewing day will take place on March 26th.

    Respond expects that people will begin to move into the houses in early April.