Minister Coveney concluded by stating that O.N.E. has made a great difference to the lives of ex-service men and women who have had cause to avail of its services. He wished O.N.E. every success with the facility in Cobh and in the future.
O.N.E. currently operates a number of other residential homes and veteran support centre in Dublin, Athlone and Letterkenny. The opening of Brú na Farraige represents the first such facility provided by the organisation in the Munster region, and forms part of O.N.E.’s plans to establish a network of fifteen Veteran Support Centres around the country. The Government has provided a formal commitment to support the organisation in this regard via a Programme for Government commitment. The Department of Defence has worked with O.N.E. to secure Dormant Accounts funding to assist in the development of the Cobh facility, providing a total allocation towards the project of €210,000.