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Social Democrats Housing Spokesperson Cian O’Callaghan. Picture by Gareth Chaney/Collins

Social Democrats Housing Spokesperson Cian O’Callaghan. Picture by Gareth Chaney/Collins

Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien. Picture by Gareth Chaney.

Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien. Picture by Gareth Chaney.

Dermot Desmond. Picture by RollingNews.ie

Dermot Desmond. Picture by RollingNews.ie

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Social Democrats Housing Spokesperson Cian O’Callaghan. Picture by Gareth Chaney/Collins

The State is set to double its spend on leasing social housing in the space of two years despite the Housing Minister promising to end the practice after criticism from Dermot Desmond that it was a “criminal waste of money”.

Figures obtained through a parliamentary question from Social Democrats housing spokesperson Cian O’Callaghan, show the State’s spend on leasing social housing for the first half of 2022 was €36.6m, while it was €37m for the whole of 2020. The total spend in 2021 was €55.37m.


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