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Written Answers. - Housing Grants.

Tuesday, 26 November 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 558 No. 1

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 447. Mr. P. McGrath Information on Paul McGrath Zoom on Paul McGrath  asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government Information on Martin Cullen Zoom on Martin Cullen  the number of people who have applied for and received new house grants, per county, in each of the past five years. [23266/02]

 458. Mr. P. Breen Information on Pat Breen Zoom on Pat Breen  asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government Information on Martin Cullen Zoom on Martin Cullen  the number of applicants in County Clare who qualified in 2000 and 2001 for the first-time buyer's grant and to date in 2002; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23334/02]

Minister of State at the Department of the Environment and Local Government (Mr. N. Ahern): Information on Noel Ahern Zoom on Noel Ahern I propose to take Questions Nos. 447 and 458 together.

The information requested is set out in the following tables:

New House Grants Applications Received 1997-2002

County 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 *2002Jan-Oct
Carlow 189 212 239 200 141 128
Cavan 103 100 93 105 101 113
Clare 290 240 196 261 279 210
Cork 1,343 1,273 1,143 1,147 1,193 1,159
Donegal 270 286 312 358 422 356
Dublin 3,730 2,744 2,804 2,666 2,959 3,102
Galway 538 430 396 454 533 489
Kerry 241 279 205 195 206 210
Kildare 744 783 762 697 484 694
Kilkenny 198 196 153 183 266 278
Laois 119 110 148 173 267 249
Leitrim 15 31 39 34 44 42
Limerick 537 574 481 424 426 407
Longford 53 76 62 32 42 42
Louth 470 343 368 266 438 368
Mayo 243 270 239 338 348 235
Meath 326 300 397 740 910 731
Monaghan 54 65 55 56 70 77
Offaly 86 103 118 186 204 146
Roscommon 82 71 83 91 106 94
Sligo 154 188 127 93 93 102
Tipperary 281 318 369 376 310 251
Waterford 263 295 275 270 244 253
Westmeath 179 229 249 311 296 213
Wexford 271 301 335 398 440 407
Wicklow 305 237 137 204 181 277
Total 11,084 10,054 9,785 10,258 11,003 10,633

*The latest date for which figures are available.

[317] New House Grants Paid 1997-2002

County 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 *2002Jan-Oct
Carlow 141 239 207 237 130 100
Cavan 84 101 91 95 87 67
Clare 212 334 177 225 278 196
Cork 1,088 1,288 1,135 1106 1154 840
Donegal 232 259 242 346 395 298
Dublin 3,889 3,035 2,579 2690 2652 2,541
Galway 490 431 353 418 486 377
Kerry 234 255 184 190 181 166
Kildare 696 784 697 700 521 489
Kilkenny 141 207 157 188 227 250
Laois 94 139 130 171 225 197
Leitrim 15 27 32 26 33 37
Limerick 483 571 467 449 384 356
Longford 45 67 70 30 25 44
Louth 440 360 366 263 398 328
Mayo 226 249 207 296 356 149
Meath 327 263 329 659 861 656
Monaghan 63 47 59 48 53 55
Offaly 76 94 110 164 204 117
Roscommon 88 67 75 81 85 100
Sligo 151 180 143 96 72 72
Tipperary 242 284 351 380 308 206
Waterford 270 289 265 271 194 224
Westmeath 184 218 219 306 295 157
Wexford 215 259 361 369 400 298
Wicklow 229 302 123 190 168 189
Total 10,355 10,349 9,129 9,994 10,172 8,509

*The latest date for which figures are available.


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