The sod will be turned on 43 new social houses in Monaghan today

The sod will be turned on 43 new social houses in Monaghan Town this morning.

An official event, organised by Monaghan County Council, will be held at Plás Lorcáin on the Dublin Road at 9.30am.

Earlier this month, the announcement of 17 new social houses in Smithborough village was described as a positive step in helping people on the housing waiting list in the county.

According to figures provided by Monaghan County Council recently, there are over 1,100 (1,133) applicants on the housing list in the county.

Over the course of 2018 and 2019, 43 new families and individuals will come to call Plás Lorcáin their home.