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A Kerry TD is to raise in the Dáil what he calls the unfair treatment of Kerry in the recent increase in rent supplement.

John Brassil from Fianna Fáil


Minister Leo Varadkar last week announced that an extra €15 million is to be spent on the payment this year to prevent more people losing their homes.


Over 1,600 (1,633) people in Kerry receive rent supplement; the new top level of rent supplement in the county for a single person is €380, €410 for a couple, and €575 for a couple and three children.


However, Kerry Fianna Fáil TD John Brassil says the increases in Kerry are minimal and this is unfair; he says other counties such as Galway received higher amounts and their top levels are now way beyond Kerry’s.