Donegal South West Fianna Fail TD Pat the Cope Gallagher has welcomed the introduction of a new Government Home Insulation Scheme.
The Scheme will help people cut their home heating bills and will also help support jobs locally, he said.
"€100 million has been set aside by the Government to provide grants to people who are looking to make their homes more energy efficient."
"The Scheme comes in the form of two grants. The Home Energy Saving Scheme is for private, middle income homes and will provide funding for people to install roof insulation, cavity wall insulation, internal wall insulation, external wall insulation, high efficiency boiler plus heating control upgrade and a heating control upgrade."
"The Warmer Homes Scheme is part of the Low Income Housing Programme and is aimed at those on low incomes or a social welfare allowance. This programme provides for the install of energy efficiency measures in low income and local authority housing through community based organisations."
"It's estimated that by putting in place the right energy efficiency measures the average household can save up to €700 a year on their heating bills."
"I would encourage anyone who is considering insulating their homes to apply for this programme. I would also encourage all those people whose homes are not currently insulated to look into these schemes as there are major cost savings to be made."
"This scheme will also help support jobs locally as tradesmen's services will be required in the installation of the scheme. The Government is focused on investing in areas such as this which will help create and support employment in our communities."
"It is expected that the Home Energy Saving Scheme will be open from March and the Warmer Homes Scheme is already operating. I would be happy to help anyone prepare their application if they have any questions about the scheme," The Cope concluded.