The Government has announced the approval of 15 new social houses for the Moanbaun Close estate in Mountrath.
According to Fianna Fail TD Sean Fleming, these houses will be a mixture of two and three bedroom houses.
The Minister for State welcomed the news and called on Laois County Council to progress the project as quickly as possible.
Deputy Fleming said: “Laois County Council had submitted a proposal to the Department of Housing in respect of 15 new houses in Moanbaun Close, Mountrath.
“I spoke in person with the Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien in relation to these houses.
“I am very pleased that this project has now been give approval by the Department to proceed with the planning and tender stage of this much needed housing project.
“This is really good news for County Laois and people with a housing need in the area.
“I look forward to Laois County Council progressing this project as soon as possible.”