Social housing funding down €35m in past three years

Government data reveals Co Mayo did not buy a single unit in 2012 or 2013

Data compiled by the Department of the Environment shows that Government funding for local authority housing has fallen by €35 million since 2012. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Data compiled by the Department of the Environment shows that Government funding for local authority housing has fallen by €35 million since 2012. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Government funding for local authority housing has fallen by €35 million since 2012, new statistics show.

Data compiled by the Department of the Environment and Local Government and seen by The Irish Times reveals that grant money provided to councils for the building and acquisition of social housing was reduced from almost €115 million in 2012 to just over €80 million last year.

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