Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Ceisteanna (518, 528)

Mattie McGrath

Ceist:

518. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of vacant properties in the ownership of Tipperary County Council by district; the length of time the houses are vacant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40615/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Tony McLoughlin

Ceist:

528. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of vacant council houses in counties Mayo and Sligo on 20 September 2018; the number in towns and villages, respectively in the county; the details of rural council houses vacant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40768/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 518 and 528 together.

My Department does not keep data on the number of vacant or void local authority houses at a particular point in time. However, statistics in relation to social housing are compiled by the National Oversight and Audit Commission, NOAC, in its annual reports on Performance Indicators in Local Authorities. These statistics are set out by local authority and include the percentage of total local authority dwellings that were vacant, with the most recent report relating to 2017. This report is available on the NOAC website at the following link: http://noac.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/NOAC-Performance-Indicators-Report-2017.pdf.

Question No. 519 answered with Question No. 509.