To ask the Minister for Housing; Planning and Local Government the number of local authority dwellings demolished in 2018 under Department approved schemes by local authority.
The majority of demolition work in relation to local authority dwellings is carried out as part of the National Regeneration Programme. My Department currently supports a programme of large-scale regeneration projects in Dublin, Cork and Limerick with smaller projects in Tralee, Sligo and Dundalk. Over the lifetime of Rebuilding Ireland, some €211 million is being made available under the National Regeneration Programme to support the direct delivery of over 1,000 new social housing homes.
Statistics in relation to the number of local authority owned dwellings and demolitions are compiled and published annually by the National Oversight and Audit Commission (NOAC) in its annual reports on Performance Indicators in Local Authorities. The most recent NOAC annual report relates to 2017 and the report contains statistics for demolitions and planned demolitions on a local authority by local authority basis. This report is available on the NOAC website at the following link: http://noac.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/NOAC-Performance-Indicators-Report-2017.pdf.
I understand the statistics in relation to 2018 are currently being compiled.
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