My Department publishes information on the social homes built, acquired and leased by each local authority, which is available at the following link: www.housing.gov.ie/housing/social-housing/social-and-affordble/overall-social-housing-provision. My Department does not have information on the precise method through which the range of such properties were acquired, whether involving compulsory purchase orders or otherwise. The majority of property acquisitions by local authorities are carried out under delegated sanction, without a prior approval from my Department.
Specific information on the acquisition programme of Louth County Council may be available from the local authority itself.
My Department will continue to support Louth County Council and other local authorities in their work to acquire properties, particularly vacant properties where these can be remediated and made available for social housing.