Fingal County Council records highest proportional increase in local authority housing stock in 2018

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Fingal County Council recorded the largest proportional year-on-year increase in housing stock among local authorities in Ireland in 2018, an annual audit of its services has shown.

Some 348 properties, a rise of 6.59%, were added into the ownership of Fingal County Council, bringing its total number of stock in its ownership to 5,211. Some 24 units were sold during 2018.

The report coincides with #YourCouncil, a new campaign aimed at informing the public about how their local authority impacts their daily lives and how they can engage with council services.

The Local Authority Performance Indicator Report 2018 by the National Oversight and Audit Commission (NOAC) found that:

  • Fingal County Council recorded a 95.8 % collection performance in 2018, the highest in the country.
  • Fingal County Council had the biggest proportional increase in year-on-year rise in its housing stock in 2018, recording a 6.59% rise in stock equating to 348 new properties.
  • The average letting time for local authority housing was 26.78 weeks with an average cost of €17,000, resulting in 69 new tenancies.
  • 60% of Fingal schools have the Green Flag, which is in the top five in the country.
  • 755,668 items were issued by Fingal Libraries in 2018, with the average number of library visits per head of population standing at 3.57.
  • Fingal Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) assisted in the creation of 125 new jobs last year.
  • Fingal County Council had 98.46% compliance with statutory requirements in relation to drinking water in private schemes.

The NOAC Local Authority Performance Indicator Report 2018 is available at

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