Nine social houses have been built by Kerry County Council under a fast-track approval process since it was introduced in 2018.
The single-stage review process is one of two approval processes that local authorities can use to secure funding and construct social housing – the other is a four-stage process.
A response to a parliamentary question from Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North Central, Padraig O’Sullivan, revealed that just 261 social houses had been built using this scheme across the country since its introduction.
Kerry County Council used this single-stage process for four projects in the past four years, constructing nine houses in total.
Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien said he would like to see more take-up of this scheme by local authorities, and the Department will continue to encourage them to use it.