Mica homeowners unable to claim energy grants after red tape row

Property owners trying to bring their houses up to modern standards have been locked out of the state’s retrofit scheme

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien: the government has previously told homeowners they will need to avail of SEAI retrofit grants if they want to bring their homes to current standards, but it has now emerged that householders are currently not eligible for the grants. Picture: Fergal Phillips