Thursday, 28 November 2019
Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation
Richard Bruton (Dublin Bay North, Fine Gael)
Yes. I am glad to be able to tell the Deputy that budget 2020 has doubled the financial allocation for the warmer homes scheme. It is one area where we recognise that we need to facilitate more homes. This is a scheme where the State provides a 100% grant for people who are qualified for the fuel scheme. That is approximately 22% of the population. The Deputy is right. The level of retrofitting is now substantially greater than it used to be; it used to simply involve attics and lagging jackets. It now involves substantial upgrading of the fabric of the house. That is more expensive but we have doubled the funding for it.