Written Answers. - Tenant Purchase Scheme.

Tuesday, 22 May 1990

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 398 No. 10

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  173.  Mr. Quinn  Information on Ruairí Quinn  Zoom on Ruairí Quinn   asked the Minister for the Environment  Information on Pádraig Flynn  Zoom on Pádraig Flynn   if he will outline in respect of each housing authority the total number of casual vacancies which arose during 1989; the total number of new lettings in 1989; the number of dwellings owned by each local authority for which applications to purchase were made as a result of the 1988 sales scheme; and the estimated current stock of rented dwellings owned by each local authority.

Minister of State at the Department of the Environment (Mr. Connolly): Information on Gerard C. Connolly  Zoom on Gerard C. Connolly  I would refer the Deputy to the reply to Question No. 5 of February 1989 which gave details of the number of applications received by each housing authority under the 1988 purchase scheme. The following table based on data furnished by housing authorities, gives, the most up to date details available of casual vacancies which arose, new lettings made and the estimated stock of rented dwellings.

Casual vacancies arising in 1989 First time lettings made in 1989 Estimated stock of rented dwellings at 31 December 1988
County Councils
Carlow 17 38 780
Cavan 17 76 671
Clare 64 67 884
Cork (North) 32 44 1,234
Cork (South) 81 105 1,582
Cork (West) 10 30 427
Donegal 55 111 3,656
Dublin 299 322 7,284
Galway 70 112 2,328
Kerry 10 66 2,860
Kildare 43 64 1,608
Kilkenny 45 56 1,324
Laois 53 69 1,382
Leitrim 22 40 807
Limerick 35 64 1,658
[2349][2350]Longford 29 37 861
Louth 6 14 496
Mayo 35 137 1,160
Meath 59 105 1,516
Monaghan 19 22 670
Offaly 30 52 1,032
Roscommon 10 23 821
Sligo 13 33 559
Tipperary NR 30 44 1,095
Tipperary SR 11 46 1,127
Waterford 13 22 680
Westmeath 30 38 756
Wexford 49 70 1,756
Wicklow 81 97 1,695
County Boroughs
Cork 317 322 8,237
Dublin 2,197 2,281 37,293
Galway 77 94 1,444
Limerick 355 349 3,976
Waterford 86 85 2,672
Urban District Councils
Arklow 10 10 487
Athlone 7 9 375
Athy 7 7 190
Ballina 31 30 407
Ballinasloe 15 20 250
Birr 4 2 *
Bray 28 50 1,118
Buncrana * * 65
Bundoran 1 1 58
Carlow 12 17 496
Carrickmacross 3 3 27
Carrick-on-Suir 10 14 417
Cashel 7 7 224
Castlebar 6 6 178
Castleblayney 1 1 132
Cavan 6 6 239
Ceanannus Mór 1 1 63
Clonakilty * * *
Clones 83
Clonmel 27 37 924
Cobh 4 34 202
Drogheda 30 29 1,081
Dundalk 72 74 1,379
Dungarvan 15 14 414
Dún Laoghaire 58 60 *
Ennis * * 566
Enniscorthy * * 494
Fermoy 7 7 *
Kilkenny 6 12 526
Killarney 8 7 234
Kilrush 14 15 119
Kinsale 50
Letterkenny 3 3 136
Listowel 5 22 149
Longford 10 8 286
Macroom 1 6 103
Mallow 17 18 336
Midleton 2 2 161
Monaghan 14 27 273
[2351]Naas 5 5 206
Navan 4 4 107
Nenagh 8 9
New Ross * * *
Skibbereen 3 3 47
Sligo 19 20 772
Templemore 2 1 123
Thurles 5 5 309
Tipperary 12 23 431
Tralee 31 40 1,090
Trim 2 3 67
Tullamore 9 14 462
Westport 2 3 102
Wexford 16 11 953
Wicklow 11 11 233
Youghal 6 7 308

*Returns not received from local authority.

Estimated stock of rented dwellings at 31 December 1988
Town Commissioners
Ardee 1
Balbriggan
Ballybay 4
Ballyshannon 17
Bandon 13
Bantry
Belturbet 19
Boyle 72
Callan 3
Cootehill 20
Droichead Nua *
Edenderry 2
Gorey 2
Granard 39
Kilkee 5
Loughrea 2
Mountmellick 5
Muine Bheag 6
Mullingar 9
Passage West 5
Portlaoise 13
Tuam 37
Tramore

*Returns not received from local authority.

Figures on casual vacancies and new lettings for town commissioners are included in the figures for county councils.


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