Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy (left) and Junior Housing Minister Damien English
“The key to solving the housing crisis is supply. This is one of 720 such sites around the country. There were about 7,000 social housing units built last year — 8,000 this year. That’s how you solve the housing crisis. Rebuilding Ireland wasn’t a plan for one year. It’s a five-year plan and is ahead of targets in many areas.”
Junior Housing Minister Damien English, April 11.
Eoghan Murphy last night who said local authorities built 1,014 houses in 2017, a further 761 were provided though Approved Housing Bodies, and 522 came from Part V of the Planning and Development Act 2000. The remaining homes were completed in 2016.
Irish Examiner, April 20
A total of 780 social houses were built across the State last year, according to figures published by the Department of Housing.
Irish Times, this morning
Thanks Mel Reynolds