Minister Jan O’Sullivan, TD, this week announced the allocation of 1.1 million euro for construction of a housing project in Dungloe for people with intellectual disability.
The grant was awarded to Donegal County Council and Donegal Parents and Friends of the Mentally Handicapped for construction of the project on the Gweedore Road in Dungloe.
The announcement was part of a national investment of more than 46 million euro for a range of housing projects, including about 16.7 million euro for the delivery of 163 units to accommodate people with a disability and older people in various parts of the country.
The minister for housing and planning said, “These 163 new permanent housing units are intended, in the main, to provide accommodation for people with special needs, including older people and people with a disability.
“Special-needs housing must be lifetime adaptable to cater for tenants at all stages of the life cycle and, in some instances, must be customised to meet particular needs,” she said, noting that 15 of the 34 projects being advanced are new build.