Additional staffing resources for housing related projects, and key ‘housing for all’ commitment to strengthening the capacity of local authorities, announced.

The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD has approved more than 200 new posts for local authority housing delivery teams across the country which will assist councils in delivering their social housing targets.

Strengthening capacity of local authorities to initiate, design, plan, develop and manage projects

'Housing for all', the government’s new housing plan, commits to strengthening the capacity of local authorities to initiate, design, plan, develop and manage housing projects.

The plan acknowledges that this requires the resourcing of housing delivery teams and the posts being announced include a wide range of positions from engineers to quantity surveyors and architects with provision also made for the necessary administrative resources. 

Minister O’Brien said: “In September this year, the government published our new housing strategy, ‘housing for all’. It is the most comprehensive housing plan in the history of the State backed by an unprecedented €4 billion per year. 

“Under ‘housing for all’, we will deliver nearly 90,000 new build social homes by 2030 and we have put a very clear focus on the delivery of new build projects.

“My department has been working with the Housing Delivery Coordination Office and the County and City Management Association to identify capacity limitations and additional staffing resources required to deliver our objectives.

“With the approval of these new posts, we are ensuring that all local authorities have the capacity to deliver the scale of social housing delivery required.”