Government doubles funding to build 20,000 new houses

€200m fund aimed at roads, bridges and water services

14th June, 2016
The government will has doubled its Programme for Government funding to tackle the housing crisis Pic: Rollingnews.ie

The government has announced a €200 million fund for roads, bridges and water services in order to allow 20,000 new homes to be built.

The initiative was announced by minister for public expenditure Paschal Donohoe and minister for housing, planning and local government Simon Coveney.

Donohoe also said that he expected councils to review development levies to make homes more affordable.

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