Over 1,500 social homes to be delivered in Dublin, Kildare, Louth, and Wicklow

The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien, announced a new phase of Local Authority social housing delivery that will see approximately 1,530 new homes delivered across a number of local authorities. Today’s launch builds on a successful Public-Private Partnership social housing pilot programme being delivered by the National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) … Read more

Housing Minister welcomes Enhanced Defective Concrete Blocks Grant Scheme progress

Minister for Housing, Darragh O’Brien, has received Government approval for the General Scheme of the Remediation of Dwellings Damaged by the Use of Defective Concrete Blocks Bill, 2022. The Scheme has also been extended to counties Limerick and Clare.  Key features of the General Scheme include:  Provision for 100% grants subject to an overall maximum grant … Read more

New data shows measures to increase home ownership are working

The Minister for Housing, Local Government, and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien, has published a progress update on the planning measures he introduced 1 year ago to increase home ownership and restrict the practice of bulk purchasing by institutional investors. It demonstrates that almost 16,000 residential units have been ring-fenced for individual buyers and restricted from bulk buying or … Read more