Min­is­ter opens new spe­cially adapted hous­ing in Oyle­gate

Enniscorthy Guardian - - NEWS - By PÁDRAIG BYRNE

TWO Co Wex­ford fam­i­lies are look­ing for­ward to a new start in Oyle­gate as Min­is­ter of State of Hous­ing and Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment, Damien English TD, ar­rived to open two spe­cially adapted fam­ily homes at Cum An Tobair. The homes are spe­cially de­signed and adapted to suit the needs of both the Dempsey-Dobbs-Boyle fam­ily and the Sheil fam­ily and were funded by the Depart­ment of Hous­ing, Plan­ning and Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment.

Min­is­ter English con­grat­u­lated the new ten­ants and wished them all the very best for their fu­ture in Oyle­gate.

‘I mainly want to con­grat­u­late the new ten­ants,’ he said. ‘It is the real plea­sure of this job that, as well as deal­ing with plenty of chal­lenges and prob­lems, I also get to come to an event like this one and to meet peo­ple whose lives will be trans­formed for the bet­ter by the pro­vi­sion of high qual­ity hous­ing.’

The new homes were de­signed specif­i­cally with the needs of both fam­i­lies in mind and built by lo­cal con­trac­tor QDL De­vel­op­ment Ltd. on be­half of Wex­ford County Coun­cil.

Ahead of a meet­ing with Coun­cil of­fi­cials to dis­cuss the range of so­cial hous­ing ac­tiv­ity tak­ing place across the county, the Min­is­ter re­marked - ‘I am con­fi­dent that the Coun­cil are com­mit­ted, en­er­gised and mo­bilised to de­liver on the am­bi­tious tar­gets for so­cial hous­ing de­liv­ery that Gov­ern­ment has set for each lo­cal author­ity across the coun­try over the com­ing years. I want to re­it­er­ate that my Depart­ment and the rel­e­vant stake­hold­ers are here to as­sist and sup­port in re­al­is­ing that task’.

Damien English TD, Min­is­ter for Hous­ing and Ur­ban Re­newal pic­tured with the Dempsey-Dobbs-Boyle fam­ily, Rita, Will, Lily, Shona Tom, Luke and Pa­trick and the Sheil fam­ily, T.J., Dar­ren and Julie when he vis­ited the spe­cial needs homes at Cum an Tobair, Oyle­gate.

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