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The housing association Fold Irelandhas today (06.11.14) announced the purchase of 13 apartments in Dunboyne, Co Meath, which represents their first social housing development project outside of Dublin to date. The apartments will provide housing for older people, and the development is a result of Fold Ireland’s work with Meath County Council.
Speaking today, Fold’s Development Manager Tina Donaghy, said: “We are delighted to announce the purchase of the apartments at Dunboyne Castle, our first development outside Dublin since Fold Ireland was established in 2001.
“The purchase would not have been successful without the dedication of staff from Meath County Council, The Housing Agency and Fold Ireland, in delivering these much sought after homes in a high demand area at time when the market is moving at great speed.”
The delivery of these homes was the result of an “off the shelf purchase” which Fold Ireland negotiated with a local property agent.
Fold Ireland’s Chairman, Jim McCaffrey said “I would like to acknowledge the financial support from the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, and Bank of Ireland who provided the private finance. This funding enabled the delivery of 13 good quality homes in a secure setting for older people who have been nominated from Meath County Council’s waiting list. I am happy to say the allocations process is currently underway and it is hoped the tenants will be in their new homes for Christmas”.
The accommodation is made up of 7 one-bedroom and 6 two-bedroom apartments. The apartments are all finished to a high standard, with fully fitted kitchens.
The properties, which will be managed by Fold Ireland, are located in Dunboyne, an established rural area conveniently located north of Blanchardstown. The village offers a good variety of retail, leisure and community facilities including a church, schools, a college and excellent transport routes including bus and rail links.