Intro Text 

The Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund (LIHAF) is a key element of Pillar 3 of Rebuilding Ireland: An Action Plan for Housing & Homelessness. The objective of the fund is to provide public off-site infrastructure to relieve critical infrastructure blockages which have been identified as one of the main impediments to the development of key sites for housing, thus enablin the accelerated delivery of residential units on these sites in both Dublin and urban areas of high demand for housing.


In March 2017, the Government announced the approval in principle of 34 projects across 15 Local Authorities for the Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund (LIHAF), as part of the ‘Rebuilding Ireland’ programme. Among these were 4 projects which Dún Laoghaire- Rathdown had put forward, for which final approval for 3 of these projects was received as per the Minister’s announcement in March 2018.

Details of these, including the funding approved are as listed below and more detailed informaiton on each can be found by clicking the link to the right of the text.

Funding is 75% grant funded from the Department of Housing, Planning & Local Government with match funding provided by the successful applicants for the 25%

1. Cherrywood  - Total funding approved €15.19M - Road upgrades and bridges - Click here for more information*

2. Clay Farm - Total Funding approved €10.15M - Construction of 600m of Loop Distributor Road - Click here for more information*

3. Woodbrook/Shanganagh  - Total Funding approved €4.16M – Road, roundabout and junction upgrades  - Click here for more information*

*Links are currently under construction.