Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 23 June 2022

Public Accounts Committee

2020 Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General
Chapter 3 - Central Government Funding of Local Authorities

9:30 am

Mr. Graham Doyle:

Mr. Kelly mentioned modern methods of construction and off-set modular. I am not sure if the Chairman has seen some of these factories. What they do is quite amazing. The reason this has not scaled up in Ireland over time is because there has not been the critical mass - the volume - but there is now. We are committing really substantial amounts of State money to a social housing programme and housing generally. We are engaging with that industry a lot and are seeing some of the benefits of what the Chairman is talking about - more standardisation and more standard layouts - and the potential for that side of the industry to deliver much more capacity into the market.


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