9 Beal 2017, 15.49

The Joint Committee on Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government will meet tomorrow to discuss the Census 2016 results at 9.30am tomorrow, Wednesday, 10 May in Committee Room 1.

The primary focus of the meeting is to examine the trends and developments in housing across Ireland and identify how this may impact upon existing housing policy.

Officials from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) will address the Committee.

Committee Chairperson, Maria Bailey TD, said: “The latest census figures are of significant importance to the Committee. The Housing in Ireland report is the first of eleven thematic reports from Census 2016 and will form the focus of tomorrow’s meeting. The report provides data and analysis on the housing landscape in Ireland over the last five years from April 2011 to April 2016. The census found that there are almost 260,000 vacant homes in the State and Committee members will be keen to discuss this breakdown. Overall, the census data will be very useful to members in guiding housing and planning policy.”

Committee proceedings can be viewed live here.

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Committee membership

Teachtaí

Maria Bailey - Cathaoirleach

Fine Gael

Fianna Fáil

Anti-Austerity Alliance - People Before Profit

Fianna Fáil

Independent

Sinn Féin

Fine Gael

Seanadóirí

Independent

Fine Gael

Green Party