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Written Answers - Local Authority Housing

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 752 No. 2

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 163.  Deputy Brendan Ryan Information on Brendan Ryan Zoom on Brendan Ryan  asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government with regard to Information on Philip Hogan Zoom on Philip Hogan  the €31 million allocated to local authorities to improve the insulation of local authority houses, the amount of the €31 million that was drawn down by local authorities; the amount that went to each local authority; the number of local authority houses that benefited from the scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3025/12]

Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government (Deputy Jan O’Sullivan): Information on Jan O'Sullivan Zoom on Jan O'Sullivan Under my Department’s Social Housing Investment Programme, local authorities were allocated capital funding in 2011 in respect of a range of measures to improve the standard and overall quality of their social housing stock. The programme included a retrofitting measure aimed at improving the energy efficiency of older apartments and houses by reducing heat loss through the fabric of the building and the installation of high-efficiency condensing boilers. My Department is currently compiling detailed information in relation to the outputs achieved across all local authorities under the retrofitting measure in 2011. On the basis of a preliminary assessment of the figures, it would appear that in excess of 2,500 properties were improved under this measure.

[358]Information in relation to the amounts allocated and paid to each local authority in 2011 in respect of improvement works carried out under the retrofitting measure is set out in the following table:

Local Authority Amount Allocated € Amount Paid €
Carlow County Council 310,000 222,579
Cavan County Council 620,000 621,638
Clare County Council 675,000 947,201
Cork County Council 1,375,000 1,184,352
Cork City Council 1,840,000 1,170,000
Dún Laoghaire/Rathdown County Council 875,000 920,066
Donegal County Council 1,090,000 1,098,643
Dublin City Council 5,500,000 7,500,000
Fingal County Council 925,000 926,716
Galway County Council 640,000 623,847
Galway City Council 450,000 225,000
Kerry County Council 1,275,000 1,275,522
Kildare County Council 700,000 847,262
Kilkenny County Council 425,000 1,299,110
Laois County Council 400,000 391,027
Leitrim County Council 360,000 368,283
Limerick County Council 2,425,000 2,045,043
Limerick City Council 1,150,000 702,223
Longford County Council 425,000 388,860
Louth County Council 880,000 873,895
Mayo County Council 745,000 686,258
Meath County Council 470,000 737,499
Monaghan County Council 315,100 315,100
North Tipperary County Council 593,000 1,098,270
Offaly County Council 375,000 375,000
Roscommon County Council 400,000 200,000
Sligo County Council 450,000 498,889
South Tipperary County Council 1,420,000 1,089,481
South Dublin County Council 2,050,000 1,229,868
Waterford County Council 350,000 297,575
Waterford City Council 600,000 426,534
Westmeath County Council 415,000 385,316
Wexford County Council 850,000 1,053,525
Wicklow County Council 905,000 702,440
Total 32,278,100 32,727,022


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