Housing Minister on Wexford tour today

By Dan Walsh

Just one day after the Government published its new housing plan, Housing for All, the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage for Ireland, Darragh O’Brien, is on a whistle stop tour of four towns of Co. Wexford today (Friday).

The Minister will first call to the St. Waleran’s site in Gorey, which could be the base for hundreds of new homes in the next few years.

ST. WALERAN’S. modernised 1868, destroyed by fire 2018, 75 acres purchased by Wexford County Council in 2019 with the potential for 400 units. (File Pic).

The Minister then will travel to Trinity Wharf in Wexford, the Kennedy Centre in New Ross and visit a building site at Forgelands, a few kilometres from Enniscorthy. 

Commenting following the publication of the plan Senator Byrne said; “Everyone in Ireland is impacted, or knows someone who is impacted, by Ireland’s current housing difficulties: those who have lost their home; the young couple or single person who is unable to buy; those facing high rents; or the homeless on our streets or in emergency accommodation.

“We all know fixing the current housing crisis is complex, there is no silver bullet, but what the Government have announced sets us on a path to achieving the supply we need to cater for all our people. I know that individuals and families across Co. Wexford have been eagerly awaiting this plan and they will not be disappointed – there really is something in this plan for everyone.”

“I would really encourage the people of Wexford to read Housing for All, and to see for themselves that the Government have a plan to address the crisis. It won’t happen over night, but, we are on the right path and we will do everything we can,” he concluded. 

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