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Túath ‘Breaking New Ground’ in Co.Louth

Túath ‘Breaking New Ground’ in County Louth

We are delighted to announce the turning of the first sod in Clos na Manach, Carlingford in partnership with Louth County Council. The project represents the first of 3 sites due to commence within Túath’s 2017 Housing Construction Programme.

There will be 10 homes built on this site with delivery expected in the summer of 2018. A combination of funding from the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government’s under the Rebuilding Ireland Action Plan and private finance from the European Investment bank via the Housing Finance Agency will be used to fund this project.

All nominations will be taken from Louth County Council’s housing list. Túath Housing Development and Property Services Director Bronagh D’Arcy said ‘We are delighted to finally be back on site, working in partnership with Louth County Council to build high quality much needed homes in Carlingford’.louth 2logos

 

 

 

“Fields of Dreams!!” Ashbourne , Co. Meath

“Fields of Dreams!!”

Túath Housing are delighted to announce the acquisition of 8 “A” Rated Homes in Ashbourne, Co. Meath. These beautiful homes offer high end living with spacious accommodation throughout, modern kitchen and bathrooms installed, large garden to the rear and cobble block drive to the front. Their A2 rating ensures economical running costs. We wish our new tenants all the best in their new homes and trust they will be their…. fields of dreams!

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Raleigh Square coming in Autumn 2018

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We are happy to announce that work has commenced on the construction of a multi-unit housing development for older persons at Raleigh Square, Crumlin, Dublin 12. This scheme is the second construction project to commence on site in the last two months for Túath Housing and first new build development of several to begin with Dublin City Council.

 

The scheme will comprise of 33 apartments in three blocks; these apartments will be divided into five 2-bedroom apartments and twenty-eight 1-bedroom apartments, for use as social housing provision for over 55’s. Also included in the scheme will be a communal meeting space, a shared courtyard garden and caretaker’s office.

 

This project is being delivered in partnership with Dublin City Council & the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government- Rebuilding Ireland Action Plan, with funding from the Housing Finance Agency.  We expect this project to be completed in Autumn 2018.

‘Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside’

Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside’ I do like to be beside the sea! I do like to stroll upon the Prom, Prom, Prom! Where the brass bands play: “Tiddely-om-pom-pom!”
Our lovely tenants will definitely be singing after securing long term homes at

“The Court, Harrison’s Cove in Skerries. What a time of year to live near the sea!

We are delighted to have acquired 4 x two bedroom homes in this fantastic location, enjoy the sun, sea and sand!!

 

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An Riasc, Farnham Drive, Finglas, Dublin 11.

Túath are delighted to have delivered a further 10 homes at An Riasc, this brings our total to 45 in this fine development with just 4 houses left to complete. These 10 homes are a mix of 3 and 4 bedroom homes and have already been allocated to families from the housing list of Dublin City Council. It is great to offer these families security of tenure for many years to come and wish them all, health and happiness in their new homes.

 

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Túath tenants to “see the sun go down on Galway Bay”

Following on from Minister Coveney’s visit in early 2017 to Reilean, where O’Malley Construction Ltd are developing a high quality scheme of over 100 A3 rated homes at Roscam on the east side of the Galway city. Túath are delighted to announce the delivery of a total of 24 beautiful apartments set over 2 blocks overlooking Galway Bay. These homes are finished to the highest standard and will provide superb family accommodation for the lucky new tenants who received their keys at the end of June.

Blended funding of CALF from the Department and long-term loan finance through the Housing Finance Agency and European Investment Bank was utilised for Túath’s acquisition at a total cost of €4.3M for this scheme.

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GAS BOILER SERVICING NOTICE

IMPORTANT GAS BOILER SERVICING NOTICE FOR ALL TENANTS:

As you know, it is important that Heating Systems, including boilers are checked and serviced each year.

This year the servicing will be taking place from June and expected to complete by November.

GASWISE Ltd will contact you to arrange access for the servicing and the will take approx. 20 mins to carry out. Please ensure that if you have changed mobile number or email in the last year that you update your local Tuath office so that GASWISE ltd have your correct details to arrange a suitable date for the service.

In order to perform the service you must ensure the following:

1) Someone is home to give access.
2) If on a pay of you go meter that there is credit when the contractor is on site.
3) Ensure that your gas bills are paid up to date and not disconnected.
4) If you have oil heating ensure there is enough oil in the tank to check the system is working.

It is imperative that your heating system is serviced and all tenants must allow access for the servicing to be undertaken, this is a mandatory part of your tenancy agreement. We thank you in advance for your co-operation.

Independent Survey Shows High level of Satisfaction Amongst Housing Association Tenants

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On European Neighbours’ Day 2017 (Friday 19th May 2017), the Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) alongside tenants and staff of ICSH member organisations, Túath Housing, and HAIL launched the Tenant Experience Survey 2017.  Key findings of this, the most comprehensive housing association survey to date, confirm that eight out of ten housing association tenants are happy with the services they receive.
Dr. Donal McManus, Chief Executive said “The survey findings demonstrate the success of social housing delivered by housing associations, and represent an overwhelming endorsement of a sector that manages more than 30,000 social homes in Ireland. Recent local authority inspections of private rental found that 55% of inspected properties failed to meet rented housing standards, and a 2015 survey found that only 58% of local authority tenants were happy with their housing maintenance. It’s reassuring that more than 80% of our surveyed tenants are telling us they’re happy with the quality of their homes and the services housing associations provide”.
“The survey reflects our tenants need for secure, safe and affordable housing. These factors help ensure community cohesion, which is really the essence of the European Neighbours’ Day celebration. It also highlights the bricks and mortar concerns of good management and maintenance, and the findings confirm that this is where housing associations excel”, said Dr. McManus.
Housing association tenants attending the launch had this to say:
” The estate I live in is managed by Túath Housing and the team are very professional with their approach to tenants, they are courteous and caring and they go the extra mile to ensure that we are all well looked after and if a problem arises it is dealt with quickly and efficiently. I feel very safe and happy where I live and this is entirely due to the excellent management skills of the Túath Cork team.”
James O O’Neill, Tramore, Waterford. Túath tenant
” Tuath have provided my wife and I with a beautiful affordable secure apartment. Our home meets our needs and is our pride and joy, with continued support and communication from both our housing officer and management team. I believe it will continue to be the best place to live in peace, with security of tenancy”.
Neil and Mary Walsh, Knocknacarra, Galway. Túath tenants
“…my experience of living with HAIL has led me to where I am today, giving me the confidence to stand on my own two feet, become a better parent and has given me the ability to grow and learn in this journey we call life. The superiority of the accommodation, housing and support services provided by the housing association (HAIL) have contributed greatly to my quality of life.”
Miriam Breen, Blanchardstown, Dublin. HAIL Tenant
“I have been housed by Túath housing for almost 8 years now. I have never been so happy in accommodation as I am here, such a great place. We have a wonderful little community in here and exceptional neighbours. “
Nicola Mander, Cabra, Dublin. Tuath tenant
Staff performance in dealing with antisocial behavior, in particular, was rated very highly and the ICSH also noticed that estate management issues, such as the upkeep of common areas, proved as important for tenants as issues such as housing quality. Commenting on the Survey, Dr McManus added, “Findings like these help to reinforce our belief that a tenant-focused housing association scheme can quickly grow into a deeply-rooted community. Our members have proven their capacity to respond to tenants’ concerns.
The ICSH survey has also revealed a worrying trend around heating affordability. Some one in three of all tenants who responded said that they found it difficult to heat their homes. Recent Central Statistics Office figures also document a worrying increase in the numbers of individuals who cannot keep their home adequately warm. Dr McManus said: “Fuel poverty is a recognised deprivation indicator, so this is an important consideration, and one that we’ll be taking back to our members as a key housing efficiency and sustainability issue”.

Túath ‘Breaking New Ground’ in County Louth

Túath ‘Breaking New Ground’ in County Louth

We are delighted to announce the turning of the first sod in Clos na Manach, Carlingford in partnership with Louth County Council. The project represents the first of 3 sites due to commence within Túath’s 2017 Housing Construction Programme.

There will be 10 homes built on this site with delivery expected in the summer of 2018. A combination of funding from the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government’s under the Rebuilding Ireland Action Plan and private finance from the European Investment bank via the Housing Finance Agency will be used to fund this project.

All nominations will be taken from Louth County Council’s housing list. Túath Housing Development and Property Services Director Bronagh D’Arcy said ‘We are delighted to finally be back on site, working in partnership with Louth County Council to build high quality much needed homes in Carlingford’.

 

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