The Government has announced over €200m in infrastructure spending to speed up the delivery of 23,000 homes.

The Department of Housing announced details of allocations for 34 projects at key development sites around the country as part of the Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund.

The money will provide infrastructure, including transport links such as a bridge over the Dodder to service the housing development in Dublin's Poolbeg peninsula.

There will also be a new DART station in Shanganagh, Co Dublin. Both of these projects are being part funded by the National Transport Authority.

Other projects include €15m for upgrades on roads in Cork city's South Docks and a relief road and bridge in Maynooth, Co Kildare at the cost of €14.5m.

Overall central Government is providing €150m in funding with €50m coming from the 15 local authorities involved.

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney said the funding will allow the construction of 23,000 houses by 2021.