“The 30-unit sheltered housing development, which will be built on a site at the Ballinsheen Rd in Mahon, will feature a mix of 30 one- and two-bedroom homes.

Cork City Council said while the development will be primarily aimed at those over 60 considering downsizing from larger council-owned homes, thereby freeing up larger council homes to families on the housing waiting lists, it will also be open to private home owners, where the council can acquire private homes subject to eligibility criteria.

The development will be managed by an approved housing body and a caretaker will live on site.”

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