Fianna Fáil TD for Galway West Éamon Ó Cuív has called on the Minister for Housing to urgently approve funding requests from Galway City Council under the Service Sites Initiative 2018.

Deputy Ó Cuív commented “I am calling on the Minister to urgently approve an application by Galway City Council, under the Service Sites Initiative 2018. The application from Galway City Council is for the development of city council lands at Bóthar an Chóiste in Castlegar, Galway.

“Galway City Council has lodged an application under this scheme in 2018 and to-date no decision has been made on it. Galway has a critical shortage of housing and is in urgent need of affordable and social housing.

“The Minister must act on this fast and I will continue to press the Minister on the matter,” concluded Deputy Ó Cuív.