On Air Now

Monday Swing

7:00pm - 8:00pm

  • 045 901 490
  • 0833-979797

Now Playing

Paddy Cole

King Of The Swingers

Climate Change Advisory Council Members Says Govt. Will Have To Choose Between Deep Retrofit & New Builds.

Stock image: Shutterstock

Prof. Fitzgerald cites a skill shortage in the construction

A member of the Climate Change Advisory Council has said the Government will have to pick between deep home retrofits and building new housing.

Professor John Fitzgerald warned a skill shortage in the construction sector means both can't be done at the same time.

He's suggested a retrofitting programme for all the homes that need it, would cost between 10 and 15 billion euro.

But Tom Parlon, Director General of the Construction Industry Federation, doesn't believe builders would have to choose one over the other

;

More from National News

Stay tuned to Kfm!

Get the Kfm Apps for you phone, tablet or smart speaker...

Kfm Kildare Weather

  • Mon

    Light rain shower

    10°C

  • Tue

    Sunny intervals

    11°C

  • Wed

    Light rain

    12°C

  • Thu

    Medium-level cloud

    13°C

  • Fri

    Light rain

    14°C