Written answers

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Departmental Expenditure

Photo of Catherine MurphyCatherine Murphy (Kildare North, Social Democrats)
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633. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 754 of 12 February 2019, if he has recovered and-or requested that part and or all of the €1.1 million funding allocated be returned to a central fund by the local authority; if the local authority will be granted further funds in order to expand on the schedule of works associated with the project; if there are litigation actions attached to the proposed project as of 18 February 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9006/19]

Photo of Eoghan MurphyEoghan Murphy (Dublin Bay South, Fine Gael)
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Funding for capital funded social housing construction projects is not paid to local authorities in advance; rather it is made available in line with the project's progress. As only limited progress has been made so far on this project, only limited funding has been provided. Any further funding to the local authority will only arise with further advancement of the project and in line with the agreed budget.

As outlined in previous responses on this matter, the management of this and all other social housing projects are matters for the local authorities and Approved Housing Bodies implementing the projects. My Department is not directly involved with the ongoing management of issues that arise in the project's implementation and any litigation actions relating to this project are matters for the local authority.


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