Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 17 January 2023

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government

Local Government Performance Indicators and Public Spending Code: National Oversight and Audit Commission

Photo of Paul McAuliffePaul McAuliffe (Dublin North West, Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

Has there been any scrutiny of the back and forth between the Departments and the local authorities? I know from being a local authority member that sometimes the local authority will say it is with the Department and the Department will say it is with the local authority.

There can be time delays and cost increases as a result of that interaction. It may be no one's fault but it is a systemic element that seems to be adding to the delays in housing. Is that something NOAC has looked at or hopes to expand on as the public housing programme expands?


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