VIDEO| Minister Murphy TD officially opens Lanesboro social housing

Kevin Forde


Kevin Forde


Minister for Housing, Planning and the Local government, Eoghan Murphy TD, was in Lanesboro Co Longford earlier today, April 4, to officially open 33 social houses at the Knock Manor estate.

The project was one first announced in March 2018 at an estimated cost of €6m. It was confirmed that the project came in ahead of deadline and at a final cost of €6.7million. 

Minister Murphy spoke of his delight at being able to open the social housing and he commended the excellent work by all involved. His sentiments were echoed by Cllr Luie McEntire. 

"Minister, this is your second visit to the county in over a week and we are extremely grateful for your interest in our county." He stated. 

"It is great to see something so well planned and supported," Chief Executive Longford County Council Paddy Mahon added.

After officially unveiling the Knock Manor plaque alongside Cllr McEntire, Minister Murphy then cut the ribbon on one of the newly constructed homes, to officially open the estate.