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# housing targets

Last week
14th July 2024 - 20th July 2024
Only 158 new social housing units were built in the first three months of this year
This year
Nearly 40k houses will be built this year, says O'Brien playing down Harris’ target to build 50k
Opposition remain unconvinced after Harris defends optimistic housing goals
Government missed last year's social and affordable housing targets by 2,680 homes
Increasing housing targets to 50,000 per year not achievable this year or next, says Taoiseach
Leo Varadkar said a 50,000 housing target would be achievable in the longer term.
Last year
Why Ireland’s official housing targets are (probably) way off the mark
Population rise from Census to feed into increase in Government's housing targets
'I think we'd be confident': Housing Dept expects to hit overall housing targets in 2023
Govt failed to hit revised social housing targets last year as concerns raised for 2023