No records kept of Croí Cónaithe meeting with industry lobbyists

Property industry and banks helped design the scheme, which gives developers subsidies of between €25,000 and €144,000 per unit to build apartments

Since the €450 million scheme was announced, opposition TDs have repeatedly called for it to be scrapped, calling it a ‘bonanza for developers’

No record has been kept of what was said at a December 2021 meeting during which property industry and banking sector lobbyists provided feedback and input to state officials on how the €450 million Croí Cónaithe subsidy for apartment developers should be designed.

New records released to the Business Post, under freedom of information rules, show state housing officials held a “stakeholder engagement workshop” on December 10 last year to get feedback from the property ...