Category Archives: Property

‘They think they can make a massive amount of money’

Ruthless landlords in Kerry are serving tenants with notices to vacate their properties because they think they can “make a massive amount of money” if they provide accommodation for Ukrainian refugees, it has been claimed. A meeting of Kerry County Council on Friday was told that new regulations are needed to offer greater protection to… Continue Reading

45% cut in Kerry social housing list in five years

There has been a substantial reduction of 45 per cent in the social housing waiting list in Kerry in the five-year period since the first annual assessment was conducted in 2016, it has been confirmed. The 2021 summary of social housing assessments shows that 2,141 households in Kerry were assessed as being qualified for, and… Continue Reading

700 tenants pay rent to council through An Post

A Kerry councillor wants the Department of Housing to implement a scheme whereby funds can be deducted from social welfare payments due to be paid to tenants of council  houses who owe rent to the local authority. Cllr Bobby O’Connell said door-to-door rent collections are now completely outdated and, as it stands, most social welfare… Continue Reading

Up to €30,000 to assist people with a disability to adapt their homes

The approval of €3,006,250 in funding for housing adaptation grants for older people and people with a disability has been welcomed by Education Minister and Kerry TD Norma Foley. She said the government is providing €2,405,000 in grant funding while Kerry County Council will provide a further €601,250 for the scheme.       Grants of up to… Continue Reading