State land agency outsources €42 million of work in four years

LDA has built no homes on state lands yet, but has agreed contracts with outside firms for everything from architectural to legal services

John Coleman, chief executive of the LDA: annual report showed the total staff bill for the agency was €2.2 million, including Coleman’s €200,000 salary

The Land Development Agency (LDA) has signed tender agreements to outsource more than €42 million worth of work since it was set up more than four years ago.

The agency was established in September 2018 with a €1.25 billion capital budget to expedite the construction of 150,000 homes over 20 years on state lands. At the time, the government said sites had already been earmarked for 10,000 homes.

Last month, figures released by the agency ...