Castle Court apartments in Dublin’s city centre was officially opened today (December 4th 2018) by Minister Damien English, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.
The Housing Agency purchased the apartments using a €70m revolving fund established under Rebuilding Ireland, the Government’s action plan for housing and homelessness. Following refurbishment, the Housing Agency transferred the properties to Peter McVerry Trust. The Trust expect that all the new residents will be in their homes before Christmas.
Castle Court is located close to Christ Church in the heart of the city. This development is a modern 4 storey apartment building built in the 1990’s. It contains 13 homes comprising of 7 one-bed apartments and 6 two-bed apartments.
Speaking about the project John O’Connor, CEO of the Housing Agency said: ‘It is a good day when people, who have been in temporary accommodation, finally get the keys to a new home. We are delighted to assist Peter McVerry Trust, and other housing bodies, in the delivery of much needed homes’.