Housing

Housing developments with information and articles by public representative Sean Canney TD.  He is located in Tuam, serving the constituency of Galway East in the West of Ireland. Additionally, includes information on social housing and affordable housing developments for the area.

13 09, 2021

Zoning is a huge obstacle to delivery of housing

By | September 13th, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Housing, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

The method of zoning land for development is an obstacle to the delivery of housing. We have County Development Plans and Local Area Plans being developed across the country. The method of deciding on which [...]

4 07, 2021

Calls on Government to increase grants for retrofit of houses due to increase in cost of materials

By | July 4th, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Housing, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have called on Government to increase the level of grant assistance available for retrofit works of existing houses. “The cost of materials such as insulation and timber has skyrocketed in price over the last [...]

21 05, 2021

67 vacant local authority homes in Galway County to be refurbished and re-let in 2021

By | May 21st, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Housing, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I welcome the announcement by the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD, that he is funding another voids programme for 2021 for local Authorities which will see his Department provide funding [...]

7 05, 2021

Welcome funding for the Disabled Persons Grant Scheme & Improvement to Local Authority Housing Scheme

By | May 7th, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Housing, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I welcome the funding of €960,000 to Galway County Council towards Disabled Person Grants Scheme for existing social housing stock. “This grant provides valuable assistance to the Local Authorities in carrying out adaptations to its [...]

24 04, 2021

“One off” rural housing is vital for rural Ireland to survive

By | April 24th, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Housing, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I defend the principle of “One Off” rural housing as a way of help parishes survive. “A rural house for a local person enables an individual to provide a home in a location of their [...]

1 04, 2021

Welcomes investment in Built Heritage in Galway

By | April 1st, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Housing, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I welcome the allocation of €89,000 in funding to support 20 built Heritage projects in County Galway “There is a range of projects which will be supported by this investment. This fund will help to [...]

2 03, 2021

Funding for Galway County Council to help support housing improvements for Older People and People with Disabilities

By | March 2nd, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Housing, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I welcome the allocation of €2,336,383 to Galway County Council for the provision of grant support for Housing Adaptation Grants. “The scheme of supports include Housing Aid for Older People including roofing, windows & doors [...]

29 01, 2021

Supports calls by Society of Chartered Surveyors (SCSI) for more targeted supports for first time buyers

By | January 29th, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Housing, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have called on the Government to put in place a long term strategy for the Help to Buy Scheme with inbuilt targets so that buyers and developers have a clear view on the timeline [...]

27 01, 2021

Challenges the long-term cost of Housing Assistance Payments (HAP)

By | January 27th, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Housing, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have been informed in a response to a Dáil question that the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) paid out since the scheme was first introduced has cost the exchequer in excess of €1.2 billion. “It [...]

30 11, 2020

First time buyers should be incentivised to purchase vacant properties

By | November 30th, 2020|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Housing, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

If the Government are serious about housing and rejuvenating vacant properties, they need to incentivise first time buyers to purchase vacant properties. There are many vacant properties in every town and village. Theses same villages [...]