Tuesday, 4 April 2006
Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government
Local Authority Housing
Question 579: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if he has received details from local authorities regarding vacant housing stock in local authority areas; if so, the details of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12897/06]
The most recent figures available to the Department from local authorities indicate that at the end of December 2004 there were 4,182 local authority dwellings vacant nationwide of which 2,349 were de-tenanted for planned refurbishment or major regeneration programmes in run-down estates.