A local TD announced the news alongside the Housing Minister.
Over 100 new homes have been opened in a midlands county.
Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien was in Laois to officially open 108 homes in different areas.
The Maltings and Roselawn in Portlaoise saw the most houses, with 55 in total.
Other locations included Durrow with 22 homes, Ballylinan, with 21 homes,and Ballyroan with 10 homes.
Mary Lennon, resident of The Maltings, said:
"We are so grateful to have our forever home. The attention and detail that has gone into the apartments is second to none, the best of everything has gone into these apartments. Everything has been planned out meticulously, right down to the personal alarm system Clann has provided in each apartment. We feel part of a community and are looking forward to the next chapter in our forever home."
Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD says:
"I’m delighted to be here today to officially open these two new developments, which provide much needed social housing at the heart of Portlaoise. Clúid continues to delivery high quality homes for families on the local authority’s housing lists. It’s fantastic to see the growing number of homes in their age friendly offering, Clann. I am always heartened to see new developments like these, which allow households to live within walking distance of all the amenities they need, and which ensure continued life in our towns and cities. I commend Laois County Council and Clúid Housing for their hard work in producing these beautiful, well-designed homes, and their contribution to achieving the Government’s Housing for All targets."
Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council, Cllr. Thomasina Connell, commented at the visit,
"Laois County Council is proud to support this development dedicated to age friendly housing in Laois. Clúid and developer ONS Developments have produced high quality houses in which residents are proud to make their forever homes. Thanks to the Minister and the Dept of Housing for the supports given to make such schemes possible."
Chief Executive of Louth County Council, John Mulholland, stated,
"The pipeline for the delivery of high quality social housing is exceptionally strong in County Laois. In the two year period 2022 and 2023 it is expected that Laois County Council, with its trusted partners in the AHB sector, will have constructed over 550 new homes. The completion of 55 homes at the Maltings is one example where Clúid, ONS Construction and Laois County Council have worked in close collaboration to bring top class residential development to a great location in Portlaoise Town centre. I congratulate the team at Clúid and at ONS Construction on completion of this project and I wish well to the many new residents of the Maltings."
Aoife Flynn-Kennedy, Head of Clann, Clúid Housing, said,
"We’re delighted to welcome Minister O’Brien, Cllr Connell and John Mulholland to our new homes in Portlaoise. The support of the Department and Laois County Council have been vital in delivering these fine homes, which will have an enormous impact on the individuals and families now living here. It has been wonderful to meet some of the residents and hear what having a high-quality, secure home means to them. Everyone in Clúid and Clann wishes our new residents many years of happiness as they create a community here."
🏡Delighted to join Minister @DarraghOBrienTD, for the opening of 108 new homes in Laois today!— Seán Fleming (@SeanFlemingTD) May 15, 2023
📍Doirin Alainn, Ballylinan (21 homes)
📍Gleann na Glaise, Ballyroan (10 homes)
📍Sean Doire, Durrow (22 homes)
📍The Maltings & Roselawn, Portlaoise (55 homes) pic.twitter.com/idDKDw4RcI
Last stop of the day is #Portlaoise and this large development is being progressed by @CluidHousing with the support of @DeptHousingIRL @HousingAgencyIE @HFA_Ireland— Darragh O'Brien (@DarraghOBrienTD) May 15, 2023
Residents are beginning to settle in to their new forever homes & I wish them all the very best #HousingforAll pic.twitter.com/bcrmoa3bhK