Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Questions (118)

Michael McGrath


118. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 520 of 30 April 2014 if he will provide data on the number of local authority mortgages that are more than 360 and 720 days in arrears; the way the number of cases in arrears by this amount has changed over the past three years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28586/14]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

My Department publishes a wide range of housing statistics, including the number and value of local authority mortgages with a breakdown of those in arrears for more than 90 days. The statistics are available on my Department’s website at:,15295,en.xls

by clicking “Mortgage Data/Arrears in Local Authorities” under the Housing Loans contents. My Department does not have data on loans in arrears for more than 360 and 720 days.

My Department issued guidelines to local authorities for dealing with mortgage arrears within the local authority sector in August 2012. Dealing with Mortgage Arrears – A Guide for Local Authorities is available on my Department’s website at:,30943,en.pdf