South Dublin County Council has launched a new portal to seek provisional expressions of interest from the public for the provision of affordable homes. The launch of the portal follows the recent allocation of €18 million to South Dublin County Council by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government through the government’s Serviced Sites Fund to support the development of three sites earmarked for the delivery of affordable homes.

The three sites initially being developed plan for the following:

• 300 affordable homes delivered in Killinarden, Tallaght
• 135 homes in phase one of the recently approved Clonburris Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) scheme
• 100 homes in Rathcoole

South Dublin County Council is now asking members of the public to register their provisional interest for these homes online at This initial engagement with the public is to allow the council to gauge the level of interest generally prior to finalising its plans. Further information on eligibility and income limits are expected to be published by the government in the coming months.

Denise Maguire        
Editor of Irish Construction Industry Magazine