252. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of vacant habitable dwelling units and vacant derelict residential dwelling units in the ownership of or part ownership of or under the control of both his Department and agencies under his remit; the county in which each unit is located; the length of time each unit has been vacant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8669/18]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I wish to advise the Deputy that the majority of properties occupied by my Department and its agencies are owned or leased on its behalf by the Office of Public Works (OPW).
I can confirm that my Department has no vacant habitable or derelict dwelling units in its ownership. Details in respect of agencies under my remit have been requested and will be forwarded to the Deputy as soon as possible. Question No. 253 answered with Question No. 238.