Thursday, 13 June 2019

Questions (67)

Darragh O'Brien

Question:

67. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Finance the number of first-time buyer help-to-buy scheme applicants and approved recipients, respectively, since its inception by county; the value of the scheme by county in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24821/19]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

I am advised by Revenue that persons considering availing of the Help-to-Buy scheme can make a ‘first stage’ application at any time to determine the level of tax relief they may be entitled to if they decide to proceed with the purchase of an eligible property. The number of ‘first stage’ applicants by county is not recorded.

The applications only progress to the ‘claim stage’ when the person decides to proceed with the purchase of an eligible property. The following table sets out the number of applications that progressed to the ‘claim stage’, the number of approved claims and the cost to the Exchequer of the approved claims, by county, to June 2019.

County

Total Claims

Approved Claims

Value of Approved Claims

Carlow

94

87

€1,020,500

Cavan

96

88

€1,013,900

Clare

171

159

€2,005,100

Cork

1,310

1,247

€18,720,100

Donegal

128

114

€1,188,900

Dublin

4,319

4,116

€67,753,300

Galway

538

502

€6,673,200

Kerry

119

109

€1,365,100

Kildare

1,208

1,173

€18,462,300

Kilkenny

118

106

€1,458,900

Laois

186

175

€1,992,800

Leitrim

33

29

€315,000

Limerick

417

391

€5,049,400

Longford

46

43

€567,500

Louth

404

388

€4,615,100

Mayo

192

178

€2,272,100

Meath

1,543

1,479

€21,009,200

Monaghan

100

87

€1,069,300

Offaly

111

101

€1,197,100

Roscommon

84

77

€984,200

Sligo

93

86

€946,400

Tipperary

223

201

€2,400,100

Waterford

290

280

€3,207,900

Westmeath

168

159

€2,000,000

Wexford

243

225

€2,712,100

Wicklow

591

561

€8,646,600

Total

12,825

12,161

€178,646,100