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A young Kerry man has criticised the help-to-buy scheme announced in yesterday’s Budget.


It’ll provide first-time buyers with a rebate of income tax paid over the previous four tax years, up to 5% of the purchase price of a newly built home with a maximum value of €400,000.

€20,000 is the most that can be claimed back.

Twenty-five-year-old Kian Griffin from Killorglin feels the help-to-buy scheme won’t mean anything for young people in Kerry.

He believes it’ll drive up prices and what’s needed is more supply.