The Peter McVerry Trust is turning the sod today on its new social housing scheme in Dublin City Centre.
The apartment block is being built on Shaw Street in the south inner city to help house homeless people.
It will see the construction of 12 new apartments for rough sleepers as part of an urban regeneration strategy.
The project is a partnership between Dublin City Council, the Department of Housing and Peter McVerry Trust.
Peter McVerry Trust CEO Pat Doyle says most will be made up of one-bed units:
"This will be our second brownfield apartment scheme in Dublin City Centre and follows quickly on from the completion of our first at New Street South last year."
He went on to say that over the course of this year they will commence construction works on projects in "Dublin 1, Dublin 2, Dublin 6 and Dublin 9 with a combined delivery of 70 social housing units and 95% of those will be one-bedroom apartments, a reflection of the need of people in homeless services in Dublin."
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