Government set to miss housing targets this year, new report warns

The Dublin Housing Delivery Group’s latest report, recently submitted to housing minister Darragh O’Brien, cites ‘evidence of a slowdown’ on some social housing projects and says ‘work has ceased on some sites’

A new report says local authorities don’t have enough land to meet their five-year housing delivery targets. Picture: Getty

The government is in line to miss its housing targets this year as construction on a number of key sites in Dublin has “ceased”, and local authorities don’t have enough land to meet five-year delivery targets, a new high-level report has warned.

A report compiled by the Dublin Housing Delivery Group, which was submitted to Darragh O’Brien, the Minister for Housing, in recent weeks, also warned a plan to plug the shortfall by purchasing homes ...