Sunday February 16, 2020

Fine Gael will build 60,000 social houses, says Murphy

Minister says party is the only one with a ‘long-term, achievable vision’ for the sector

17th January, 2020
Eoghan Murphy: “shocked and upset” by the injuries suffered by a rough sleeper this week. Picture: Leah Farrell/

Fine Gael is committed to delivering 60,000 social houses over the next five years, Eoghan Murphy announced today.

He also said that he would like to remain as Minister for Housing if Fine Gael is returned to government.

“This government delivered 10,000 social homes last year and 11,000 this year. 2020 will see the highest number of social homes added to the stock in a single year this century, with 11,000 homes delivered, but we are...

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