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€1.3m Funding Allocated For Social Housing In The Midlands

A Westmeath councillor hopes the money will speed up the process of refurbishing properties.

The midlands region will benefit to the tune of €1.3 million from a social housing initiative from central government.

Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O'Brien, announced the scheme, aimed at returning vacant local authority properties to public use.

€477,313 is being given to Laois, €403,247 to Offaly and €424,377 for Westmeath county council.

Westmeath Fine Gael councillor Tom Farrell is hopeful the money will speed up the process of refurbishing the properties:

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