Green Party Calls For Retrofitting Grant To Be Reinstated

Written 7 days ago by Newsroom

The Green Party is calling for funding to be made available for an SEAI retrofitting grant that has been suspended.

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland was due to provide applicants with 50 per cent of the funding required to upgrade their homes to A rated efficiency, which can cost homeowners well over €100,000.

But the scheme has run out of money and has been suspended indefinitely, leaving homeowners and contractors in limbo.

The Housing Minister is insisting the government’s plan of retrofitting half a million homes by 2030 is still on track.

But Minister Eoghan Murphy says no further funding is available for the scheme:

Athlone Green Party councillor, Louise Heavin – who herself had applied for the grant – says the decision needs to be reversed immediately:

Cllr. Heavin feels the move is counter-productive, in terms of Ireland’s climate change ambitions: