Clare County Council has signed a 20-year lease for 35 apartments at the Pairc na Coille complex in Ennis to accommodate people on the social housing list.
The council said the acquisition of the 35 apartments complements the vibrant community that now exists at the Pairc na Coille site. The local authority has also confirmed that the lease costs will be recouped from the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government under the Government’s ‘Rebuilding Ireland’ Plan.
The acquisition brings to 62 the number of properties leased by the Local Authority at the Showgrounds Road location. In 2015, Clare County Council signed a lease for 27 detached properties, all of which are now occupied.
Signing on behalf of Clare County Council were cathairleach Bill Chambers; Pat Dowling, chief executive; and Liam Conneally, director of Services, social development directorate.
Margaret Irwin from Dermot G. O’Donovan Solicitors signed on behalf of the owner’s consortium, which comprises individuals from Clare, Limerick and Cork.