Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Ceisteanna (363, 364)

John Brady

Ceist:

363. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of Rebuilding Ireland home loan applications received to date by county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28486/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

John Brady

Ceist:

364. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of Rebuilding Ireland home loans granted by each county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28487/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 363 and 364 together.

My Department does not collect information on the number of Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan (RIHL) applications received by Local Authorities. However, the Housing Agency provides a central support service, which assesses RIHL applications on behalf of local authorities and makes recommendations to the authorities to approve or refuse applications. I have asked the Agency to compile figures on the numbers of applications that it has assessed since the scheme began. The most recent figures, as at the end of May 2019, indicate that 4,193 applications have been assessed by it since the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan scheme launched in February 2018, details of which are broken down by local authority in the following table.

Local Authority

Applications Assessed

Carlow County Council

55

Cavan County Council

14

Clare County Council

66

Cork City Council

157

Cork County Council

328

Donegal County Council

38

Dublin City Council

464

Dún Laoghaire - Rathdown County   Council

111

Fingal County Council

580

Galway City Council

91

Galway County Council

143

Kerry County Council

100

Kildare County Council

172

Kilkenny County Council

38

Laois County Council

93

Leitrim County Council

14

Limerick City & County Council

114

Longford County Council

44

Louth County Council

107

Mayo County Council

62

Meath County Council

242

Monaghan County Council

34

Offaly County Council

45

Roscommon County Council

44

Sligo County Council

47

South Dublin County Council

306

Tipperary County Council

115

Waterford City & County Council

69

Westmeath County Council

33

Wexford County Council

112

Wicklow County Council

169

Total

4193

In addition to this, 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 1 2019, 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 .

Question No. 365 answered with Question No. 355.