Thursday, 26 September 2019

Ceisteanna (207)

Eoin Ó Broin

Ceist:

207. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of Rebuilding Ireland home loan applications by local authority; the number of such loans approved by each local authority; and the number of loans drawn down by each local authority to date in 2019, in tabular form. [39158/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

The Housing Agency provides a central support service which assesses applications for the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan 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 valid applications that it has assessed and recommended to approve for this year. From 1st January 2019 to the end of August 2019, the Housing Agency had assessed 1,864 applications. Of these, it had recommended 940 for approval.

Local Authority

Applications Underwritten

Recommended to Approve

Carlow County Council

19

8

Cavan County Council

6

2

Clare County Council

31

14

Cork City Council

102

41

Cork County Council

154

68

Donegal County Council

20

4

Dublin City Council

219

127

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council

53

26

Fingal County Council

257

164

Galway City Council

40

25

Galway County Council

66

19

Kerry County Council

45

15

Kildare County Council

8

3

Kilkenny County Council

24

11

Laois County Council

42

22

Leitrim County Council

6

2

Limerick City & County Council

51

32

Longford County Council

21

8

Louth County Council

52

14

Mayo County Council

33

13

Meath County Council

121

85

Monaghan County Council

32

12

Offaly County Council

12

5

Roscommon County Council

27

9

Sligo County Council

18

7

South Dublin County Council

149

78

Tipperary County Council

54

31

Waterford City & County Council

58

22

Westmeath County Council

20

11

Wexford County Council

65

31

Wicklow County Council

59

31

Total

1,864

940

My Department publishes information on the overall number and value of (i) local authority loan approvals and (ii) local authority loan drawdowns. Information for Quarter 1 2019, including in relation to the number and value of mortgage drawdowns, is available on the Department's website at the following link: www.housing.gov.ie/housing/statistics/house-prices-loans-and-profile-borrowers/local-authority-loan-activity.