Over €1 million has been allocated to homeowners in Limerick city and county so far this year as part of the Government’s wide-range of energy efficiency grants, Fine Gael Senator Maria Byrne has confirmed.

Senator Byrne said, “Allocations totalling some €1,076,699 have now been issued in the form of home energy grants to householders this year under the Better Energy Homes Scheme, Warmer Homes Scheme, and Warmth and Wellbeing Pilot Scheme initiatives to upgrade properties, making them warmer and more energy efficient.

“These important schemes are continuing to provide property owners with the opportunity to upgrade their homes whilst also helping tackle ongoing environmental concerns by improving energy efficiency in their homes.

“Together, under these programmes, a total of €5.7 million in funding was provided to householders in Limerick, combined from 2016 to end of September 2019, to provide to support in upgrading suitable houses.

“These homes, retrofitted to suit the homeowners circumstances and scale of work they wish to undertake, make a real meaningful difference to people and to the environment.

“Over the last year the measures available under these grants have been expanded to promote deeper measures and support the transition away from fossil fuel heating systems.

“Fine Gael in Government is committed to safeguarding our children’s future through protection of the environment and such schemes allow the Government to do so by incentivising people to invest in their homes whilst also benefiting from lower energy bills,” Ms Byrne added.

Since the introduction of these grants nearly 400,000 homes across the country have received an upgrade, representing nearly one home in five across in the Republic of Ireland.

A total of €162 million has been allocated under the Better Energy Homes Scheme, Warmer Homes Scheme and Warmth and Wellbeing Pilot Schemes since they launched in 2016 until to the end of September this year.

Photo: Senator Maria Byrne with Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy TD. Photo by Kieran Ryan Benson – Free Repo.

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Contact Maria Byrne:

086-8300951

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