New emigrant house planned for Caherciveen

The Chairman of Caherciveen Social Services says exiles will initially stay at the new emigrant house on a part time basis. The project is awaiting permission from The Department Of The Environment to go to tender. It`s expected to cost in excess of two million euro and will consist of ten two bedroomed apartments.Ian Nugent says they have already received a number of applications from people interested in returning to the county. He says many elderly locals in Caherciveen have expressed an interest in living at the new facility which expects to open in 2006. Speaking on this mornings Kerry today he said prospective residents will be phased in to ensure suitability.