Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 19 January 2023

Public Accounts Committee

Financial Statements 2020: Housing Agency
Financial Statements 2021: Approved Housing Bodies Regulatory Authority
Chapter 7: Housing Agency Revolving Acquisition Fund
Section 2 Report – Unauthorised Release of Funds from the Central Fund of the Exchequer

9:30 am

Photo of Neasa HouriganNeasa Hourigan (Dublin Central, Green Party)
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It would be advisable for a regulator to have a standard practice of giving a meaningful response within a particular timeframe, stating that it will either roll this over to another regulatory body or close it out within that timeframe. It should at least have that as a guideline. Obviously if a tenant is experiencing something distressing or difficult, not having a timeframe is problematic.

We have talked a little today about registering AHBs that are currently in that process. During 2021-22, were there any AHBs that received funding from the Department that would not have been registered, whose registration was pending or were not fully registered?