Category Archives: Property

Close on €1 million boost for social housing

KERRY County Council has been granted €991,600 to refurbish social housing units which will be re-let to individuals struggling with homelessness or on a housing list. The government announced over €40 million for the refurbishment of voids which was the largest single amount ever announced under the programme. A total of 2,398 applications from local authorities… Continue Reading

‘People deserve to be treated with respect’

AN Bórd Pleanála has been urged to announce its planning decision on the controversial South Kerry Greenway without any further delay. A Kerry councillor said the people of south Kerry deserve to be treated with respect and not be left hanging with one postponed announcement after another. Cllr Michael Cahill said 10 months have now… Continue Reading

Over €2 million to help adapt houses

FUNDING of over €2 million has been approved for Kerry County Council for the 2020 housing adaptation grant for older people and people with a disability living in private houses. The increased funding – which rises to over €2.5 million when the council’s match funding is included – continues to support home adaptations for older… Continue Reading

People are making a living out of objecting to planning applications

PEOPLE are making a living out of objecting to planning applications submitted by others, a Kerry TD has claimed. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae has called on the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Darragh O’Brien, to substantially overhaul the process of lodging a planning objection as some people are making a living out of objections.… Continue Reading