Tanaiste and Cork South-Central TD Simon Coveney has welcomed the granting of more than €38m in essential infrastructure grants to enable the building of 2440 new homes in Cork City and County.

The LIHAF Grants (Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund) are being awarded to 14 projects to allow the 2440 homes be delivered by 2021.

Simon Coveney said, “Many of these homes are already under construction and will be delivered long before 2021 but these pieces of infrastructure are essential to make the developments viable and to have attracted private developers in the first place.”

Included in the announcements (see below) is the Shannonpark Roundabout, The Eastern Gateway Bridge western approach road (Cork City South Lands infrastructure) and the Kennedy Park Upgrade.

Simon Coveney added, “Under Project Ireland 2040 Cork is going to be the fastest growing City in Ireland for the next two-decades and the City and County will have as high a population growth as Dublin. These homes and these grants approved by Minister Eoghan Murphy are essential to fuel that growth.”

Area Total LIHAF Funding (€m) Infrastructure Details Total number of Housing units to be delivered by 2021


Carrigaline 0.60 • Upgrade of Shannonpark roundabout 400
South Docks 15.50 • South Docks Transition Zone transport infrastructure

• Cork City South Lands infrastructure

• Marina Park – District Park

• Kennedy Park upgrade

Old Whitechurch Road 9.89 • Re-routing power lines.

• Road improvements.

• Water and drainage improvements

Midleton 5.50 • Knockgriffen junction upgrade

• New spine link road

• Storm water sewer

Glanmire 5.90 • The Glanmire Sustainable Transport Package

• Upgrade of Dunkettle road (northern section)

• Other road improvements including new link road and junction upgrades