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Development Levy

The development levy is the money paid to the local Authority by a developer for infrastructure costs. Not necessarily the infrastructure costs of their development, mind you. Infrastructure costs include lighting, footpaths, and water. Here in Sligo, one of our unfinished developments is 16 houses in Calry. These houses are just idling on top of …

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Corporate Social Responsibility Versus Community Social Responsibility

We set up “Sligo Housing Action Group” in 2021 as a call to action to solve the housing shortage in our lovely, sophisticated and (apparently) rich little country. We contacted various multi- national corporations, (some based here, some not) asking for help. We appealed to them under their “Corporate Social Responsibility” banner. Not one responded. …

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The Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant

The Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant Progress Report                                                                                               The Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant (also known as The Croí Cónaithe scheme) provides funding to refurbish vacant and derelict homes in all rural and urban areas in Ireland.                                                                                  10/10 You can get up to €30,000 to renovate a vacant property and an additional top-up grant of up …

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