Only 75 local Authority houses were built in 2015 making it the worst on record

FIGURES RELEASED by the Department of the Environment show that local authorities built just 75 social housing units during the whole of 2015 – the lowest on the official record, which dates back to 1970.

The figures show that between October and December, local authorities across Ireland built an additional 47 units on top of the 28 constructed between January and September.

Over the course of 2015, voluntary housing associations built 401 social housing units. The combined total of 476 makes last year the worst for social housing construction in Ireland, in official departmental records, dating back to 1970.