Thursday 26 April 2018

Housing Minister: Action plan on housing isn't likely to be launched in first 100 days as promised

Housing Minister Simon Coveney. Photo: Tom Burke
Housing Minister Simon Coveney. Photo: Tom Burke

Cormac McQuinn, Political Correspondent

HOUSING Minister Simon Coveney has conceded that his action plan for housing isn't likely to be launch within the first 100 days of government as promised.

Mr Coveney made the admission at an appearance at the Dáil's Housing and Homelessness committee today.

The propgramme for government includes a commitment to publish the plan within the first 100 days - which is mid August.

Mr Coveney said a more likely time for the plan to be launched will be the end of that month or into September.

Accoring to Mr Coveney the plan include a "a really proactive and aggressive work programme to implement it and ensure it works".

"We could launch it at the end of July before everybody heads off on holidays but that is not the kind of momentum we want the project to generate," he told TDs.

The Housing and Homeless Committee is to produce a report in the next two weeks with recommendations for Mr Coveney to consider in drafting his action plan on housing.

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