Housing

Housing information and articles by public representative Sean Canney TD for the of Galway East constituency in the West of Ireland

1 08, 2018

New micro generation electricity scheme

By | August 1st, 2018|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Housing, Information, Latest News, National, Tuam Area|0 Comments

New micro generation electricity scheme A pilot scheme has been launched to help householders generate electricity from solar panels and an increase in grant supports for home insulation has also been announced. The new pilot [...]

31 07, 2018

Canney announces Flood relief funding for Sliabh Carran Housing Estate in Gort

By | July 31st, 2018|Blog, Flood Relief, Galway East, Gort Area, Homepage, Housing, Information, Latest News, O P W|0 Comments

Flood relief funding for Sliabh Carran Housing Estate in Gort I have received confirmation from the Office of Public Works that they are allocating €108,000 to Galway County Council to carry out flood relief measures [...]

8 05, 2018

21% increase in funding for grants for Older People

By | May 8th, 2018|Athenry Area, Blog, Galway East, Gort Area, Headford Area, Health, Homepage, Housing, Information, Kinvara Area, Latest News, Loughrea Area, Portumna Area, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I welcome the allocation of funding to Galway County Council of €1,887,048 for Housing Adaptation Grants for Older People with a Disability. This represents an increase of 21% on the 2017 allocation. ‘Galway County Council [...]

2 05, 2018

New radon testing for homes in Tuam & Loughrea

By | May 2nd, 2018|Blog, Homepage, Housing, Latest News, Loughrea Area, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I welcome the announcement by Minister Denis Naughten that approximately 1,400 homes in the West and Mid-West of the country will be tested for radon levels. The areas to be tested include Tuam & Loughrea. [...]

4 04, 2018

Improvements to energy efficiency scheme

By | April 4th, 2018|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Housing, Information, Latest News|0 Comments

Householders struggling to pay fuel bills should avail of improvements to the Warmer Homes Scheme. The scheme, which aims to help all those living in fuel poverty, is being extended to cover major energy efficiency [...]

29 01, 2018

Rebuild Ireland Home loan scheme for first time buyers welcomed

By | January 29th, 2018|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Housing, Latest News, National|0 Comments

I welcome the announcement by the Housing Finance Agency of a Home Loan Scheme for first time house buyers as a positive development. ‘The scheme is also available to people who are first time self-building [...]

26 01, 2018

Welcoming proposed changes to planning laws

By | January 26th, 2018|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Housing, Information, Latest News, National|0 Comments

I welcome changes to the planning laws which would see three types of planning applications designated as exempted developments. Proposed changes to the Planning Act would see development by Irish Water related to the provision [...]

26 01, 2018

Increased funding for house and community energy upgrades

By | January 26th, 2018|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Housing, Information, Latest News|0 Comments

I welcome the extension of the Warmer Home Scheme to include families in receipt of Domiciliary Care Allowance from January 1st 2018. ‘In addition a grant of €3,500 for heat pumps and a 33% grant [...]

17 01, 2018

Streamlined process needed for critical infrastructure projects

By | January 17th, 2018|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Housing, Latest News, National, O P W|0 Comments

Important applications for projects involving housing, data, transport and inward investment are being held up because of needless delays in the processes involved and there is a need for a more streamlined appeal process for [...]

3 01, 2018

11 estates taken in charge in 2017

By | January 3rd, 2018|Blog, Galway East, Gort Area, Homepage, Housing, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

A total of 22 housing estates were taken in charge by Galway County Council in the past two years, with 11 taken in charge in both 2016 and 2017. The Council assume responsibility for the [...]