Renters Protections

Renters whose income has been reduced by Covid19 and are unable or struggling to pay their rent can avail of protections from eviction or rent increases up to July 12th 2021 by self-declaring their reduced financial circumstances with the RTB.  Click HERE for more.  The extended protections until 12th July 2021 means: A 90-day (rather…

Primetime Housing Debate

Mary outlined the Governments medium and long term plans for Affordable housing to rent and buy on Primetime recently during a debate with Sinn Fein. She stated we need to provide certainty to people, so that people know that they can afford a home and get on with their lives and do all of the…

Rural Development Plan 2021-2025

Mary welcomes the publication of “Our Rural Future” by the Government- Our Rural Future represents the Irish Government’s blueprint for a post-COVID-19 recovery and development of rural Ireland over the next five years. It provides the framework to achieve the vision of transforming the quality of life and opportunity for people living in rural areas….

Park Shopping Centre SHD

An application has been lodged to An Bord Pleanala for a Strategic Housing Development at Park Shopping Centre on Prussia Street. The development proposes the building of a new mixed use District Centre, Student Residential Housing and Build-to-Rent Housing development in 2 buildings, separated by a new pedestrian and bicycle street connecting Prussia Street with…

Affordable Housing

At the meeting of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Local Government & Heritage, during the pre-legislative scrutiny of the general scheme of the Affordable Housing Bill, the LDA confirmed to Mary its priority is provision of social and affordable housing. Affordability will be determined by income, it is transparent, and accountable to elected representatives…

Housing Adaptation Grants

Mary welcomes the new from the Government of €75 million fund to improve homes for older people and people with disabilities. Grants of up to €30,000 are available to assist people with a disability in carrying out necessary works to make a house more suitable for their needs, up to €8,000 to assist older people…

Land Development Agency

The crisis in housing supply and affordability requires a massive and strategic state intervention in the provision of social and affordable homes.  One of the most significant costs in the provision of any home is the cost of land.  The state is the biggest landowner and must use state owned land, suitable for social and…

Social Housing- Retrofitting

Approximately 40% of Ireland’s energy related carbon emissions come from buildings alone. To help reduce carbon emissions and make local authority homes warmer, easier to heat and more comfortable Government has invested €45 million in an energy efficiency retrofitting programme for 2021. This week our Government announced funding under the Energy Efficiency Retrofitting Programme for…

Cross Guns SHD- Public Meeting

On Saturday February 13th Mary and Cllr Eimer McCormack hosted public meeting online to review the planning application for the Cross Guns Strategic Housing Development. The application was made to An Bord Pleanala on 1st February 2020 and the deadline for submissions is 5.30pm on March 8th. For info on how to submit an observation…

Cross Guns

Mary & Cllr Eimer McCormack are hosting a public meeting to review a new SHD planning application for 205 apartments at the old bakery site at Cross Guns. The application was made to An Bord Pleanala on 1st February 2020 and the deadline for submissions is 5.30pm on March 8th.The agenda for our zoom call is: Overview…