Written answers

Thursday, 30 July 2020

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Home Loan Scheme

Photo of Réada CroninRéada Cronin (Kildare North, Sinn Fein)
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441. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of applicants for Rebuilding Ireland home loans from north County Kildare; the number that have been successful; the number that have been refused; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19777/20]

Photo of Paul DonnellyPaul Donnelly (Dublin West, Sinn Fein)
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448. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of applicants for Rebuilding Ireland home loans from Dublin 7 and 15; the number that have been successful; the number that have been refused; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19841/20]

Photo of John BradyJohn Brady (Wicklow, Sinn Fein)
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457. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of applicants for Rebuilding Ireland home loans to Wicklow County Council; the number that have been successful; the number that have been refused; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19890/20]

Photo of Martin BrowneMartin Browne (Tipperary, Sinn Fein)
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465. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of applicants for Rebuilding Ireland home loans from each municipal district in County Tipperary; the number that have been successful; the number that have been refused; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19941/20]

Photo of Pauline TullyPauline Tully (Cavan-Monaghan, Sinn Fein)
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487. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of applicants for Rebuilding Ireland home loans from counties Cavan and Monaghan; the number that have been successful; the number that have been refused; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20187/20]

Photo of Martin KennyMartin Kenny (Sligo-Leitrim, Sinn Fein)
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494. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of applicants for Rebuilding Ireland home loans in counties Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon and Donegal; the number that have been successful; the number that have been refused; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20274/20]

Photo of Pearse DohertyPearse Doherty (Donegal, Sinn Fein)
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504. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of applicants for Rebuilding Ireland home loans from County Donegal; the number that have been successful; the number that have been refused; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20437/20]

Photo of Johnny GuirkeJohnny Guirke (Meath West, Sinn Fein)
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522. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of applicants for Rebuilding Ireland home loans in counties Meath and Westmeath by local authority; the number that have been successful; the number that have been refused; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20708/20]

Photo of Martin KennyMartin Kenny (Sligo-Leitrim, Sinn Fein)
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533. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of applicants for Rebuilding Ireland home loans in counties Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon and Donegal; the number that have been successful; the number that have been refused; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20795/20]

Photo of Pa DalyPa Daly (Kerry, Sinn Fein)
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540. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of applicants for Rebuilding Ireland home loans from Kerry County Council; the number that have been successful; the number that have been refused; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20805/20]

Photo of Violet WynneViolet Wynne (Clare, Sinn Fein)
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547. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of applicants for Rebuilding Ireland home loans from County Clare; the number that have been successful; the number refused; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20898/20]

Photo of Patricia RyanPatricia Ryan (Kildare South, Sinn Fein)
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556. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of applicants for Rebuilding Ireland home loans from County Kildare; the number that have been successful; the number that have been refused; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21013/20]

Photo of Darragh O'BrienDarragh O'Brien (Dublin Fingal, Fianna Fail)
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I propose to take Questions Nos. 441, 448, 457, 465, 487, 494, 504, 522, 533, 540, 547 and 556 together.

The Housing Agency provides a central support service which assesses applications for the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan on behalf of local authorities and makes recommendations to the authorities to approve or refuse applications. Each local authority must have in place a credit committee and it is a matter for the committee to make the decision on applications for loans, in accordance with the regulations, having regard to the recommendations made by the Housing Agency.

I have asked the Agency to compile figures on the numbers of applications that it has assessed and recommended for approval/decline for each local authority since the scheme began. The most recent figures, as at the end of June 2020, are included in the below table-

Local Authority Applications Assessed Recommended to Approve Recommended to Decline
Carlow County Council 95 35 60
Cavan County Council 26 9 17
Clare County Council 111 46 65
Cork City Council 278 116 162
Cork County Council 499 253 246
Donegal County Council 68 27 41
Dublin City Council 731 431 300
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council 160 89 71
Fingal County Council 848 470 378
Galway City Council 127 66 61
Galway County Council 216 73 143
Kerry County Council 177 72 105
Kildare County Council 218 114 104
Kilkenny County Council 83 41 42
Laois County Council 153 73 80
Leitrim County Council 27 6 21
Limerick City & County Council 175 103 72
Longford County Council 66 33 33
Louth County Council 180 75 105
Mayo County Council 100 34 66
Meath County Council 373 235 138
Monaghan County Council 83 25 58
Offaly County Council 66 27 39
Roscommon County Council 71 31 40
Sligo County Council 77 36 41
South Dublin County Council 445 233 212
Tipperary County Council 171 72 99
Waterford City & County Council 146 48 98
Westmeath County Council 65 37 28
Wexford County Council 209 97 112
Wicklow County Council 282 129 153

The next stages in the process are approval by and drawdown from the local authority. 

My Department publishes information on the overall number and value of (i) local authority loan approvals and (ii) local authority loan drawdowns. Local authority approval means that an official letter of offer has been sent to a borrower (and therefore relates to a specific property and loan amount).

Information on the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan for 2019, including the number and value of mortgage approvals and drawdowns, as well as average loan amounts, are available on my Department's website at the following link:

Information on the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan for 2018 is also available through this link and can be found under local authority loans approved and local authority loans paid, however these figures are not detailed by loan type.  My Department recently issued data requests for the first two quarters of 2020 and more up to date figures will be made available in due course, as additional data is compiled.

The data collected for the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan is on a local authority basis and is not broken down by postcode/area.

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