Cavan General Hospital as part of a Larger Project to Receive Grant Offer from government funding


The projects include a wide range of upgrades to fabric (insulation), heating systems, lighting and solar heating.

Cavan General Hospital as part of a larger project  will receive funding from the Better Energy Communities (BEC) scheme administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland on behalf of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.

“Energy and Climate Action are inextricably linked. Using less energy, and using it more efficiently, is the most cost effective and accessible way for us all to take action on climate change.

“We need to take ownership of our energy usage locally and is a huge step in the Government’s national goal to upgrade every low-performing building in Ireland to decarbonise Ireland’s energy system and the economy.”

Senator ,Joe O’Reilly  continued: “Works supported by these programmes create jobs and support the local economy in Cavan.

“Community-based organisations here are now training people to become experts in installing energy efficiency technologies and carry out energy efficient improvements to houses.

“Some of these are re-entering the workforce after long periods of unemployment. The skills they learn will be in ever-greater demand in the coming years and providing education, training and upskilling will ensure that the workforce keeps up with this demand.”

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten has announced that grant funding of €26 million has been approved for 44 community energy projects across Ireland.

This year’s funding will provide for energy efficiency upgrades to more than 2,013 homes, of which 1,510 are energy poor, and a further 479 community, public and commercial facilities.

The total investment in energy efficiency is almost €67 million, supporting more than 1,000 jobs in the construction sector right across the country.

Over 350,000 people across Ireland have improved the energy efficiency in their homes through Government grants over the past five years, resulting in 15,000 homes and hundreds of community, private and public buildings improving their energy efficiency.

Last week a new €5 million scheme for householders was announced to financially assist them in deep retrofitting their homes to an ‘A’ BER rating.

Senator Joe O'Reilly representing Cavan & Monaghan 2010. | An ExSite website