Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Questions (780)

Darragh O'Brien

Question:

780. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of staff employed by the Housing Finance Agency; and the staffing costs per annum. [53423/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

The Housing Finance Agency (HFA) plc is a non-commercial semi-State company under the aegis of the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government, limited by shares under the terms of the Housing Finance Agency Act 1981.

The principal objectives of the company are to advance funds to local authorities and approved housing bodies to be used by them for any purpose authorised under the Housing Acts 1966 to 2016, and to borrow or raise funds for these purposes.

The agency currently has a staff of 14 whole time equivalents (WTEs). Total salaries in 2018 amounted to €640,000 (for 13 WTEs).