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.

17 02, 2022

Welcome commitment by Minister to review grant limits and income threshold application for Housing Adaptation Grants and Housing Aid

By | February 17th, 2022|Blog, Galway East, Housing, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

Welcome commitment by the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage to review the grant limits and income threshold application for Housing Adaptation Grants and Housing Aid for Old People Grant I have received confirmation [...]

9 02, 2022

New National Home Energy Upgrade Scheme is to be welcomed in principle

By | February 9th, 2022|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Housing, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I give a cautious welcome to the new National Home Energy Upgrade Scheme. “I believe that the framework of the scheme is good, but the one stop shop system is yet to be established and [...]

13 01, 2022

Expresses concern in Government Capital under-spend for 2021 of €830 million on vital infrastructure in Housing, Transport and Health.

By | January 13th, 2022|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Housing, Information, Latest News, Press Releases, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have expressed concern at the €830 million underspend of capital funding in 2021 in vital infrastructure. Some of this underspend has been carried over to 2022 with over €580 million underspent and returned to [...]

20 12, 2021

Capital Gains Tax rate should be adjusted to ensure availability of development lands

By | December 20th, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Housing, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I call on the Minister for Finance to revise downwards the rate of Capital Gains Tax on the sale of development land to ensure more land becomes available to deliver the housing this country needs. [...]

18 12, 2021

Scheme to provide Sewerage Treatment Plants to unserved villages and settlement centres vital to delivery of housing

By | December 18th, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Housing, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I believe that a scheme to provide Wastewater Treatment Plants is required as a matter of urgency in order to deliver housing and allow the regions to grow. “Villages like Craughwell, Corofin and Abbeyknockmoy are [...]

31 10, 2021

Welcome launch of Greenify fund by Credit Unions for home insulation improvements

By | October 31st, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Housing, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I welcome the launch by some Credit Unions around the country, including St. Jarlath’s Credit Union Tuam of an initiative to provide loans to people who want to carry out improvements to their homes to [...]

5 10, 2021

Local Property Tax valuation date is 1st November 2022

By | October 5th, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Housing, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have received many enquiries from constituents following the issuing of letters from Revenue to homeowners regarding Local Property Tax. In essence there are three things that people who are liable for Local Property Tax [...]

2 10, 2021

Welcome proposed changes to Planning Regulations for micro generation

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

I have been informed by the Minister for Housing, Local Government & Heritage that substantial changes in the current exemption thresholds for solar panels are being proposed, including the introduction of new classes of solar [...]

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 [...]