€30m will be invested in improving energy efficiency in Local Authority Homes in 2014

More than 13,000 homes benefitted in 2013   Minister for Housing and Planning, Jan O’Sullivan, TD, has announced that €30m will be invested in upgrading the energy efficiency of local authority homes this year. The funding is part of a three year jobs stimulus programme that will see the energy efficiency of 25,000 of the […]

€38.4m Allocated To Private Housing Grants in 2014

Today (15th Jan 2014) Minister Jan O’Sullivan allocated €38.4m to local authorities for a range of private housing grants in 2014.   The increased funding supports home adaptations for older people, people with a disability and people with mobility issues.   Commenting on the allocation the Minister said, “last year the budget allocation for these grants […]

Easy to use guide to planning enforcement launched

Minister for Housing and Planning, Jan O’Sullivan, TD today (19/11/2012) launched a user-friendly guide to planning enforcement in Ireland.   Speaking at the launch Minister O’Sullivan said, “Rebuilding public confidence in the planning system is one of my key aims.  For too long the way we communicate planning information has been weighted down with technical […]

Minister O’Sullivan Publishes Draft Guidelines on carrying out Environmental Impact Assessment

Minister for Housing and Planning, Jan O’Sullivan, T.D., today (31 July, 2012) published draft guidelines for planning authorities on carrying out environmental impact assessment. The publication marks the start of a 7 week public consultation phase during which all stakeholders and members of the public are invited to submit their views on the draft. Following […]