Nearly 20,000 homes in Dublin on hold due to lack of water supply

Housing taskforce finds substantial developments in Fingal and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown can’t be built as Irish Water can’t connect to infrastructure

Tom Parlon, director general of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF), said Irish Water doesn’t have the capacity to connect new housing estates to water systems. Picture: Fergal Phillips

The development of almost 20,000 homes is being held up in one area of Dublin because the units need to be connected to water supply by Irish Water, the latest housing task force report has said.

The Housing Supply Coordination Task Force for Dublin was established in 2014 to track residential development and identify supply-related issues.

The task force’s latest report for 2021 has shown that 19,980 homes in Fingal County Council’s jurisdiction are being ...