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Works to begin on vacant social housing scheme in Mountrath

The Sinn Fein TD says the houses in Mountrath will be built shortly
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Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley says that works on a vacant social housing scheme in Mountrath will begin shortly.

He has announced that the contract has been signed to complete the vacant social houses at Cluinín in Mountrath.

Deputy Stanley said: “I have met and been in regular contact with Oaklee Housing Association regarding these dwellings, and I have been highlighting the need for these houses to be brought into use.

“I am pleased to say that Oaklee have now completed contract documents with the construction company, Leetherm, and have submitted a commencement of works notice to Laois County Council.

“The CEO of Oaklee informs me that they hope to have contractors on site in the next two weeks and the necessary remedial works will be completed by the end of the year.

“It is their intention that tenants from the social housing waiting list will be housed there in early 2018.

“This is a welcome development. These houses are badly needed in Laois and in particular in the Mountrath area where the demand for social housing has escalated in recent years.”

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.