Housing Minister pays flying visit to check on delivery of 105 new homes across Kilkenny
HOUSING Minister Eoghan Murphy descended on Kilkenny for a whistle-stop tour of various housing projects throughout the city and county yesterday.
Minister Murphy was accompanied by local Minister of State and Kilkenny TD John Paul Phelan as they posed for a series of photo-ops while checking on the progress of several building projects that will result in the delivery of 105 new homes.
Urlingford was the first stop, where the ministers and local councillor Mary Hilda Kavanagh watched on as new tenants cut the ribbon on 18 new houses at the former unfinished estate in Tougher.
Then it was over to Castlecomer for a flying visit to inspect the development of 33 new homes in Donaguile.
Minister Murphy tweeted: “Great progress by local authorities here in helping us to maintain momentum and keep the supply of new houses becoming available.”
Ministers Murphy and Phelan also met with Respond CEO David Dunne (pictured above) at the housing agency’s new Kilkenny city site where 54 new homes for the elderly and a nursing home will be completed this summer.