Apartment remediation scheme may not be in place before next government

The legislation is now due to pass next year with implementation later in 2024, close to the next election

Darragh O’Brien had sought to introduce the legislation this year. Picture: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

The government’s €2.5 billion scheme to fix Celtic Tiger era apartment blocks may not be rolled out before the next general election. Cabinet approval for the scheme had been secured by Darragh O’Brien, the Minister for Housing, in January. He said in March that he planned to introduce legislation in 2023.

O’Brien’s response to questions from Eoin Ó Broin of Sinn Féin and Paul Murphy of People Before Profit-Solidarity, revealed these plans have now been ...