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11 new social houses set to be completed in Laois village by end of year after Covid-19 delay

11 new social houses are set to be completed by the end of the year in Borris-In-Ossory.

So says Laois County Council Housing Officer Nicola Lawler when asked about their progress by Fine Gael Cllr Conor Bergin.

These 11 new turnkey social homes will be located on Main Street in the village.

Ms Lawler said: “Installation works for water and waste water have commenced on site.

“Works on the internal fitting out of the units stopped when the Covid-19 restrictions were put in place but these works will be resuming next week.

“Delivery of phase 1, units 1-6, is due in Q3 of 2020 while delivery of phase 2, units 7-11 is due in Q4.”

Cllr Conor Bergin welcomed this development.

He said: “It is slightly later than hoped but there is a significant need for this development.

“They have been lying vacant for 10 years and getting more people into the village will help local business.

“In Laois, there are around 181 social units under construction and this is certainly good news.”

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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.