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Dáil Éireann debate -
Wednesday, 14 May 1969

Vol. 240 No. 8

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Athlone Housing.


asked the Minister for Local Government on what date he received from Athlone Urban District Council application for sanction for the scheme of 164 houses at the Batteries, Athlone; if he is aware of the serious housing problem in this area; and when he proposes to give sanction to the scheme.

Plans for this scheme were received in my Department on 12th February last. I am aware of the urgent need for houses in Athlone and I hope to give a decision shortly on the proposal which has some features which are unusual in local authority housing schemes. Preliminary development of the site is already well advanced.