30 July 2022 No Comments by The Northern Standard

If the campaign to address the housing crisis can be viewed as a war, then the local authority represents one of the key battalions of front line troops. And those in the trenches in Co Monaghan got a morale-boosting visit from their commander-in-chief on Monday last. Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien TD visited the Liú na Gréine development under construction in Scotstown and viewed the progress of the Remedial Scheme turning dilapidated and derelict buildings in Clones into apartments and town houses, two of the jewels in Monaghan Co Council’s expansive housing project crown. He was well pleased with what he found.

“They are a lovely job, lads, a seriously good job,” he told the crew from Lowry Construction Limited who greeted him with coffee and scones in Scotstown. Inside one of the underconstruction units in the 32- dwelling project, the Minister assured Monaghan Co Council Cathaoirleach Seán Conlon that something significant was on the way from his Department in September to address the need for serviced land to expedite private sites uptake at Latlorcan in Monaghan Town and other locations…

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