Carlow County Council spent €4.3m on turnkeys and rapid delivery housing last year

Figures provided by the Minister for Housing have revealed

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Local authorities also deliver new-build social housing through dedicated regeneration programmes

Carlow County Council spent €4.37m under their local authority construction programme, i.e. standard construction, turnkeys and rapid delivery and this was an increase on the €1.47m they spent in 2016.

Social Democrats's TD Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the budgets for dwelling and-or housing construction in 2016, 2017 and 2018 by local authority.

In a written response, Minister Eoghan Murphy said: "In addition to standard construction, turnkeys and rapid delivery mechanisms, local authorities also deliver new-build social housing through dedicated regeneration programmes which seek to address the causes of disadvantage in communities through a holistic programme of physical, social and economic regeneration.

"Total expenditure by local authorities under the National Regeneration Programme in 2016 and 2017 was €50.054m and €65.186m, respectively."

He added: "In 2018, the total budget for the local authority housing capital programme is €638.7 million and the budget for the National Regeneration Programme is €61 million.

"As in previous years, funding is being provided to individual local authorities over the course of 2018 in line with the pace at which each authority advances its programmes."