26 November 2023
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Zero refurbishment grants drawn down in Galway in 18 months
No refurbishment grants have been drawn down in Galway in the past 18 months.
The scheme provides a grant of up to €50,000 to renovate a vacant property and up to €70,000 if the property is derelict.
However, applicants are critical of the fact that the grant is only given after works have been carried out:
Galway West TD Mairéad Farrell is calling on the Housing Minister to review the scheme, saying it is not fit for purpose.