Housing boost for west Mayo community

Twenty new social houses are to be constructed at Polranny, Achill Sound.

The news has been confirmed by Mayo TD Dara Calleary.

He stated: "The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage has issued approval to Mayo County Council for the construction of 20 social housing units at Polranny.

"The units to be constructed are four three-bedroom, 12 two-bedroom, and four one-bedroom - so the development will meet a number of housing requirements in the Achill area.

"I thanked local Councillor Paul McNamara and Mayo County Council officials for advocating this scheme and for working with me to get department approval over the line.

"There is a shortage of housing, both private and social, in the county, and this development will help alleviate the waiting list for housing in the west Mayo area."