A national home insulation scheme, which would cut energy bills and revive the ailing construction industry, could form part of next month’s budget.
Measures to increase fuel allowances for low-income groups and social welfare recipients are also under discussion.
It is understood that a government cash injection of between €20million and €30 million for the first year of the insulation scheme is being examined by Brian Lenihan, the Minister for Finance.
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