McVerry Trust to deliver social housing in the heart of Georgian Limerick

Mayor Francis Foley, Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien and Peter McVerry Trust chief executive Pat Doyle at the launch of the Lower Mallow Street socila housing project.

PETER McVerry Trust, the national housing and homeless charity, has started work on its latest regeneration project in the Georgian quarter of Limerick City.

The new project will see the redevelopment of the former Office of Public Works property at 2-3 Lower Mallow Street, into 12 single-bed apartments for people on the local social housing waiting list.

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien officially launched the project which is being delivered in partnership with Limerick City and County Council.

Last year, Peter McVerry Trust supported over 12,000 people nationally, including over 400 people in Limerick who availed of housing and resettlement services.

The charity currently manages 113 homes in Limerick City and County and will shortly launch the first 14 homes in its modular home project at Delmege Park in Moyross.

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Chief executive Pat Doyle said that the Mallow Street project, in the heart of Limerick’s Georgian Core, was another example of their work in delivering sustainable housing solutions by bringing back vacant properties as social housing.

“We’ve been working in Limerick since 2016 and, in partnership with Limerick City and County Council, we’ve increased delivery of social housing schemes across the county.

“This includes securing and delivering more one-bedroom homes for single people impacted by homelessness, but also our work with Limerick Regeneration in Moyross and Southill where we are working to deliver homes for families as well,” Mr Doyle explained.