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‘This is a life sentence hanging over planning applicants’

Landowners or their family members, living next to national routes such as the Ring of Kerry, will never get planning permission to build a home even if an existing entrance on to the route is available to them, a Kerry politician has claimed. Cllr Michael Cahill said Transport Infrastructure Ireland, replying to a query he… Continue Reading

Income limits for house loans to increase

More people in Kerry will be eligible to apply for the State-backed mortgage following confirmation of improvements to the local authority home loan scheme announced by the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien. Income limits of those eligible to apply for a loan are being increased and from March 1 house price limits… Continue Reading

TD wants vacant houses in Kerry allocated

Despite the unprecedented housing crisis, there have been 171 council properties in Kerry vacant for between two and four years with 33 vacant houses in Killarney alone and three in Gneeveguilla, Kerry TD Danny Healy-Rae told the Dáil. Speaking during a debate on the ring-fencing of council development levies, he said there is a great… Continue Reading