Fingal council leased social homes from British weapons dealer

Spokesman says council ‘immediately moved to rectify the situation’ when it learnt properties were owned by BAE Systems pension fund

Fingal County Council backed out of agreements to lease a further 60 properties from the BAE Systems’ fund. Picture: Bloomberg

Fingal County Council signed a deal to lease two dozen homes from the pension fund of a British weapons dealer last year, despite state guidelines banning deals with arms makers.

The local authority directly negotiated agreements to lease 13 homes from BAE Systems pension fund, which is linked to the British arms maker, to use as social housing in October 2021.

When the agreements to lease the 13 homes were signed, Fingal County Council already ...