The government has unveiled a major investment programme on social housing, with up to €300m being used in over 100 separate construction projects across the country.
Every local authority will receive a share of the funding, which aims to provide 1,700 new housing units by 2017.
The construction phase will see the creation of about 300 new jobs.
The Government aims to bring in 35,000 new housing units by 2020, as a result of its €4bn social housing strategy.
Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly will outline the full details later today.