Homeowners in Kerry may be eligible for the Voluntary Homeowners Relocation Scheme

Homeowners in Kerry may be eligible for the Voluntary Homeowners Relocation Scheme.

The scheme was set up to aid primary residential properties that were flooded during, or as a result of, the flooding event between 4th December, 2015 and 13th January, 2016.

The Office of Public Works, which administers the scheme, says a total of 147 homes have come under consideration for the scheme.


54 homes nationally were deemed to be ineligible for the scheme following an initial review; 43 homes are currently being investigated by the Local Authorities for potential remedial works; and the OPW is awaiting further information from 8 homeowners.

The OPW has met with 42 homeowners, following the initial assessment to discuss the details of the scheme; of the 42 homes in question, 36 have qualified for further consideration under the scheme.

The OPW cannot give a county breakdown of the scheme, as homeowners could be identified due to the relatively small number of applicants.