Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Questions (362)

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

Question:

362. Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of applications to Louth County Council for the Rebuilding Ireland home loan scheme in each month from January 2018 to January 2019, in tabular form. [12565/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

My Department publishes information on the overall number and value of (i) local authority loan approvals and (ii) local authority loan drawdowns. Information up to the end of Quarter 3 2018, including in relation to number and value of mortgage drawdowns, is available on the Department's website at the following link: http://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/statistics/house-prices-loans-and-profile-borrowers/local-authority-loan-activity.

In addition, the Housing Agency provides a central support service which assesses loan applications that are made to the local authorities and makes recommendations to the authorities as to whether loans should be offered to applicants. Last year I asked the Agency to centrally compile figures on the numbers of applications that it has assessed and recommended for approval. Figures for individual local authorities on a month-by-month basis are available from September 2018 onwards, with the most recent data available as of the end of February 2019. The relevant data for Louth are set out in the following table:

Month

Applications Assessed (Cumulative)

Applications Recommended to Approve (Cumulative)

September

50

19

October

58

22

November

67

29

December

67

31

January

81

34

February

89

37