Monaghan County Council is seeking expressions of interest from Developers, Contractors, Homeowners and Landowners for the purchase of houses and/or  land and/or turnkey developments for Social and/ or Affordable Housing purposes in the following areas across the County:

  • Monaghan Town
  • Carrickmacross
  • Castleblayney
  • Clones
  • Ballybay, Emyvale, Newbliss, Glaslough, Ballinode, Inniskeen, Doohamlet, Tydavnet
  • All other towns / villages in County Monaghan where there is a Housing Need


The house types needed are as follows:

  • 2-bedroom 73% (15% for elderly and people with disabilities)
  • 3-bedroom 21% (3% for elderly and people with disabilities)
  • 4-bedroom 5% (0.5% for elderly and for people with disabilities)
  • Larger and other accessible houses for addressing specific needs 1%

The proposed houses/land should ideally suit the size of the town or village as follows:

  • Towns and villages with populations up to 1,000:- scheme size up to 20 houses
  • Towns and villages with populations > 1,000 up to 5,000:- scheme size up to 30 houses
  • Towns and villages with populations greater than 5,000:- scheme size up to 40 houses

Monaghan County Council is interested in proposals on greenfield and brownfield sites and is particularly interested in seeing proposals from Developers for developments that propose to bring vacant or derelict properties into use and/or that propose to demolish derelict properties and build new dwellings in their place. These will be considered as Buy & Renew Turnkey proposals where the Developer buys and renovates the property to like-new condition and sells to Monaghan County Council.

Proposals should be well located within or in very close proximity to the respective town / village and be close to primary services such as school, shop, community facility etc. with access to public services.

Housing Design Standards should at a minimum meet the requirements and criteria set out in the Department of Housing and Planning publications “Quality Housing for Sustainable Communities” and “Employer’s Requirements for Detail Design of Quality Housing” and other relevant statutory planning and construction standards including Building Regulations.

Land to be considered must be zoned as “Existing Residential” or “Proposed Residential” and/or form part of an Unfinished Housing Development and/or be located in a town or village.

For further information please visit or request an information pack from Housing Section, Monaghan County Council via phone 047 30552 (Option 6) or email

If you have any land or houses or turnkey development available or that may become available shortly, you can complete the relevant Submission Document with details.

Submission Document House(s)

EXAMPLE ~ Form and Scoring Matrix for Turnkey 2023-2025

Invitation For Sale Of House Land Turnkey Developments To MCC 2023 2025 PDF

Submission Document Turnkey v1

Submissions to be made by e-mail to marked and addressed “EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR SALE OF HOUSES, LAND AND OR TURNKEY OR AFFORDABLE DEVELOPMENT 2023-2025”

There are nine closing dates for Submissions as detailed below;

Submission Date 1:                       4pm on 30th November 2023

Submission Date 2:                       4pm on 29th March 2024

Submission Date 3:                       4pm on 28th June 2024

Submission Date 4:                       4pm on 30th September 2024

Submission Date 5:                       4pm on 13th December 2024

Submission Date 6:                       4pm on 28th March 2025

Submission Date 7:                       4pm on 30th June 2025

Submission Date 8:                       4pm on 30th September 2025

Submission Date 9:                       4pm on 12th December 2025 (Final Closing Date)


Interested parties may make a submission at any time before any of the closing dates and Monaghan County Council may assess submissions when they are received and may decide, before the closing date, to proceed with purchase or turnkey agreement as soon as an acceptable proposal is received subject to Department of Housing approval. In other words submissions may be considered on a “first come first served basis”.

Monaghan County Council is not obliged to purchase any of the houses or land submitted as part of this process.  Purchases are subject to the approval of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. Monaghan County Council may also source houses and/or land and/or turnkey development by directly approaching property owners, estate agents, online property websites and by other appropriate means.

Olga McConnon
A/Head of Finance & Housing