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The Sunny Southeast

The Sunny Southeast is officially the Sunniest County in Ireland. Rosslare has been revealed to be the sunniest town in Ireland. According to a recent study by the Irish Independant they found that Rosslare has consistantly more sunshine that any other town in Ireland. The extreme Southeast averages over 7 hours a day in early summer leading to 1600 hours of sunshine annually. The weather is one attraction for people to come to Wexford but there is so much more to make you enjoy your stay.

If you are looking for a more long term stay in Wexford we at Kearney & Co have an array of properties both for sale and rental. Contact the office if you have any queries buying, selling or letting.

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Curracloe Beach Crowned The Number One Beach in Ireland

Curracloe beach has once again been crowned the number one beach in Ireland by the Reader Travel Awards 2022. This competition was judged by some of the best hoteliers and travel journalists in Ireland including the likes of John and Francis Brennan. Curracloe is known for its blue flag beach, sandy dunes and great nature walk, but this is just the tip of the iceberg of what Wexford has to offer. Curracloe is without doubt one of the most beautiful beaches in Ireland but it is just one of Wexford’s amazing beaches. If you are looking for a new adventure there are many options such as Duncannon beach which is in a lovely village just 25 minutes from Wexford Town, there is also Cahore Beach which is on the North side of Wexford closer to Gorey and lastly the very popular Morriscastle beach in Kilmuckridge which has a number of caravan sites in the coastline. These are just some of the beaches Wexford has to offer.

Wexford is also known for its rich history making it great for activities all throughout the year. From Hook Head Lighthouse to Ferns Castle where the King of Leinster used to live. There is also something to do for all ages whether this means going to the Opera House in Wexford Town or a day in Courtown where there’s arcades, an adventure centre and much more. No matter where in Wexford you are you are never too far away from a beautiful landmark or a nice day out.

Wexford’s economy and business opportunities are also growing with the new and improved Rosslare Europort and many international companies setting up in the Sunny South East such as the Bank of New York Mellon, Danone and Infosys. There is definitely no shortage of employment opportunities in Wexford if you are thinking of a relocation.

We at Kearney & Co have sold all throughout Wexford from Kilmore Quay to Gorey. If you are looking at buying or selling in Wexford you can call us to book a free appraisal or advice on buying or selling. Whether it is an 2 Bedroom Apartment or 5 Bedroom Detached House we will talk you through all steps of the sale and ensure that everything goes as smooth as possible.

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Government Aim to Deliver 300,000 New Homes by the end 2030

4 Billion Per Year Housing For All Plan

The Government have announced there new 4 billion per year housing for all plan to help tackle the current housing crisis in Ireland. There new plans include the aims to build 300,000 new homes in Ireland, there plans are to ramp up the supply of housing in hopes to tackle the housing crisis which includes a pledge to end homelessness by the end of the decade.

The cabinet met on the 2nd of September to sign off on the plans which were officially announced by Darragh O’Brien the Minister of Housing alongside Taoisech Micheal Martin, Tanaiste Leo Varadkar and Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan.

The plans for the 300,000 new homes were announced with the first 90,000 homes to be deliverved as social housing, with an additional 36,000 affordable properties over the next 9 years. 18,000 of these new homes will be designated cost rental which means the rent will be at least 25% less that the current market rent. The remaining 156,000 or 52% of the houses are to be delivered through the private housing market.

The LDA (Land Development Agency) are tasked with delivering housing on state owned land. There will also be 500 million of an initiative fund to encourage both private developers and local authority’s to make the development sites viable. The plan will initially be funded over the next five years to the tune of €20.5 billion, including €12 billion in direct exchequer funding, €5 billion provided through the Housing Fianance Agency and the €3.5 billion from the LDA.

Sources say that 4 billion in funding would be maintained bringing which would total to 36 billion in spending by the end of 2030.