Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Ceisteanna (307, 308, 309)

Colm Burke

Ceist:

307. Deputy Colm Burke asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of public houses built in Cork city in each of the years 2011 to 2020 and to date in 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6554/21]

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Colm Burke

Ceist:

308. Deputy Colm Burke asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of public houses built in County Cork in each of the years 2011 to 2020 and to date in 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6555/21]

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Colm Burke

Ceist:

309. Deputy Colm Burke asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of public houses built in an area (details supplied) in each of the years 2011 to 2020 and to date in 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6556/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 307 to 309, inclusive, together.

My Department publishes comprehensive programme level statistics on a quarterly basis on social housing delivery activity. This data is available to the end of Quarter 3 2020 and data for Quarter 4 2020 is currently being compiled. This data is published on the statistics page of my Department’s website, at the following link: https://www.gov.ie/en/collection/6060e-overall-social-housing-provision/. This provides information for a number of categories of social housing delivery at local authority level, but does not include a breakdown by local electoral area.

My Department has published the Quarter 3 2020 Social Housing Construction Status Report, which provides details of all social housing developments under construction in each local authority. The report is available at the following link: https://rebuildingireland.ie/news/minister-obrien-publishes-social-housing-construction-status-report-for-q2-2020-2/. The data for Quarter 4 2020 is being compiled and the report will be published as soon as it is available.

Budget 2021 provided €3.3 billion for the delivery of housing. Subject to the impact of the Covid related restrictions on the construction sector, the available funding will deliver 12,750 new social homes through build, acquisition and leasing. A major focus of this investment is the delivery of new build, with an overall target of 9,500 new homes, in addition to 800 acquisitions and 2,450 homes to be delivered through leasing programmes.

Questions Nos. 310 and 311 answered with Question No. 283.