Housing Agency built just 218 social houses on sites with room for 3,370
The sites were bought by councils during the property boom, but they were later transferred to Housing Agency for just €1 per site
The state’s housing agency has built just 218 social houses on publicly owned sites which have the capacity for 3,370 homes.
The sites were bought by councils around the country at peak prices during the Celtic Tiger property boom.
But they were unable to afford the repayments in the recession, so they transferred them to the Housing Agency at a price of just €1 per site.
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