Written Answers - Social and Affordable Housing.

Wednesday, 21 June 2006

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 622 No. 79

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  234.  Mr. Gilmore  Information on Eamon Gilmore  Zoom on Eamon Gilmore   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on Dick Roche  Zoom on Dick Roche   if further to his comments during replies to Parliamentary Question Nos. 53 and 55 of 13 June 2006 in the Houses of the Oireachtas, he will identify five developments in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford where affordable houses below the figure of €200,000 are currently available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24001/06]

Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government (Mr. N. Ahern): Information on Noel Ahern  Zoom on Noel Ahern  Information supplied by the relevant local authorities, which is set out below, indicates some examples of housing units being sold at prices below €200,000 under the affordable housing scheme:

•Dublin City Council is selling units in the price range of €170,000 to €190,000 at Parnell Street and Cork Street;

•South Dublin County Council sold some of the units in Citywest and Clondalkin aris[328]ing from the Harcourt Terrace land swap for between €142,000 and €172,000;

•Waterford City Council is currently selling units from €171,000 at Meadowbank;

•Galway City Council is selling units in the price range of €114,000 to €135,000 at Merlin Park;

•Limerick City Council’s most recent affordable housing scheme saw units selling at €150,600 earlier this year; and

•Cork City Council have been recently advertising affordable units for sale at prices ranging from €126,000 to €173,000 depending on type, size and location in developments in Blackrock, Tivoli and Hollyhill.


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