Low uptake on Dirt refund for first time buyers as fewer than 600 apply
Average of €800 paid out to buyers under incentive scheme
Fewer than 600 borrowers have availed of a government support introduced for first-time buyers more than two years ago.
In October 2014, the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan attempted to make a concession to first-time buyers who were worried about strict Central Bank mortgage lending rules.
In his Budget 2015 speech, Noonan announced a Deposit Interest Retention Tax (Dirt) refund for first-time buyers who were saving for their first home.
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