Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (2868, 2869)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Ceist:

2868. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of retrofitting grant applications made from Dublin 8, 10 and 12; the number approved and rejected, respectively; the number taken up; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32081/19]

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Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Ceist:

2869. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of the public housing stock retrofitted, both deep and shallow, provided in Dublin 8, 10 and 12, respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32082/19]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 2868 and 2869 together.

The Energy Efficiency Programme, introduced in 2013, is designed to improve the insulation standards and overall energy performance of local authority housing stock. The programme is implemented in two phases: Phase 1 which aims to ensure that the entire social housing stock would have, as a minimum, cavity wall and attic insulation and Phase 2, which focuses on the fabric upgrade works to those dwellings with solid/hollow block wall construction and includes the provision of heating upgrades.

Under the programme, each local authority receives an annual funding allocation and it is their responsibility to deal with the selection of properties for inclusion in the programme. Accordingly, as my Department has no involvement in this process, it does not have records of the number of homes retrofitted in specific locations within individual local authority areas.