The project which will cost €1.3 million will see the homes to be built on the Old Golf Links road in Kilkenny.
Delegates have gathered in the Newpark hotel for the 54th plenary session.
There's also the long-standing problem of the land aggregation scheme which is costing the council €250,000 a year
Patrick O'Neill hands over the chain of office later
Today the Dail will debate a Fianna Fail bill to bring local governance back to local level.
The announcement was made by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar shortly before 3 o'clock.
He'll be formally elected Taoiseach later.
The 1,200 local members in Carlow and Kilkenny can vote in the Lord Bagenal in Leighlinbridge on Tuesday evening from 6pm.
The local TD says its not something he's discussed with Leo Varadkar.
Both Fine Gael Deputies for Carlow/Kilkenny have announced who they are backing