Lenihan announces €20m home energy scheme

Mr Lenihan has announced €20m to the home-energy saving scheme.

This will mean grants of up to 30% on the cost of retro fitting homes.

A total of €1.65bn will be spent on housing programmes next year.

And the existing local authority mortgage scheme will be extended by increasing maximum loans.

He also announced €581m in 2009 for the school building programme.

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