Key Points in Budget 2019:


  • €2.4Bn for 2019
  • €470m or 25% increase in housing budget for 2019
  • €60m additional funding in 2018
  • 5,000 adults will be supported out of homelessness and family hubs will be expanded
  • 10,000 new Council homes will be delivered in 2019 as a result of additional funding (2,100 new homes up on 2018)
  • Social housing needs of 27,400 households to be met in 2019
  • Serviced Site fund for more affordable housing to be tripled to €310m
  • Extra money for RTB to enforce rent caps and new laws to protect renters

Other areas

  • €1.2bn investment in water services, up €84m on 2018
  • €185m contribution to the Local Government Fund, up €60m on 2018