Conor McGregor building several houses for homeless families in Dublin
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Conor McGregor building several houses for homeless families in Dublin

CONOR MCGREGOR has revealed he is building houses for a number of homeless families in Dublin.

The Irish UFC star, 30, said he was funding the construction of a total of eight three-bedroom properties for those "without a home to call their own" in the capital.

Sharing photos of the progress on-site with his social media followers, the Notorious added that he expects the project to be completed soon to allow the families – who are currently living in hotels – to move in.

"Back on the site today, it has been a while. This is my first property development. We have 8 homes here closing in on finish," McGregor wrote.

"3 bedroom houses, designated for families that currently reside in hotels around the capital, without a home to call their own. But not for long. Through the storm comes the sun!

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"Walking around this land and these homes today, meeting all the neighbors, knowing that soon there will be families living here, creating their own memories, and building back their lives, gives me great pride!

"Ireland forever! Ireland first! Ireland always!"

McGregor, who also owns the Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey brand, was raised by a working-class family in nearby Crumlin and worked as a plumber before becoming one of the world's highest-paid athletes.

The Irishman has not fought in the Octagon since his defeat to lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov last October.

The mixed martial artist "retired" for a second time earlier this year but quickly reversed his decision and is expected to return to UFC in the coming months.

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Social media users were full of praise for McGregor's incredible gesture amid the worsening homelessness crisis in Ireland's capital.

One wrote: "It's nice to see a sportsman with a new found wealth remembering where he came from and doing good for others".

Another added: "Brings tears to my eyes! What a humbling experience for all that are involved! That's truly an amazing gift."