The policy of breaking promises sported by the previous Government rears its ugly head yet again, as it has emerged this morning that 1,700 homes promised by local authorities over 12 months ago have not yet been delivered.
The committment was made over a year ago by former housing minister Paudie Coffey, to begin work on over 100 social housing projects across the country, with a total number of 2,730 houses supposed to be built. However, not a brick has been laid for these projects as of today.
Fast forward 12 months, and current housing minister Simon Coveney says that “Chief executives (of city and county councils) need to take responsibility. The chief executive needs to drive this with a sense of urgency.”
The bottom line is that out of those 2,730 houses sanctioned last year, not one has been built.