Written answers

Thursday, 1 April 2021

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Housing Inspections

Sorca Clarke (Longford-Westmeath, Sinn Fein)
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174. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of requests that were made for private rented accommodation inspections to Longford County Council in 2019, 2020 and to date in 2021. [18086/21]

Sorca Clarke (Longford-Westmeath, Sinn Fein)
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175. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of requests that were made for private rented accommodation inspections to Westmeath County Council in 2019, 2020 and to date in 2021. [18087/21]

Sorca Clarke (Longford-Westmeath, Sinn Fein)
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176. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of inspections of private rented accommodation that were carried by Longford County Council in 2019, 2020 and to date in 2021. [18089/21]

Sorca Clarke (Longford-Westmeath, Sinn Fein)
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177. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of inspections of private rented accommodation that were carried by Westmeath County Council in 2019, 2020 and to date in 2021. [18090/21]

Photo of Darragh O'BrienDarragh O'Brien (Dublin Fingal, Fianna Fail)
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I propose to take Questions Nos. 174 to 177, inclusive, together.

In relation to the number of requests made to Longford County Council and Westmeath County Council for private rented accommodation inspections in 2019, 2020 and to date in 2021, the information requested is not reported by local authorities to my Department and is not available.

Information in relation to the number of inspections undertaken in 2020 is currently being collated by my Department and will be available on my Department's website shortly. Inspection data in respect of 2021 is not yet available.

The number of private rental inspections undertaken by the two local authorities in 2019 is set out in the table below:

Local Authority Total Inspections Undertaken in 2019
Longford County Council 428
Westmeath County Council 723

Annual data in respect of the level of inspections carried out by each local authority is available on my Department's website at

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