New grants will “slash the costs" of retrofitting for anyone looking to upgrade their homes, a Green Party senator says.
Minister Eamon Ryan is set to unveil the full plans tomorrow.
The Irish Times reports the new scheme will see up to half the cost of upgrading a house's insulation covered by grants.
The paper says some homeowners will be able to claim grants of more than €25,000 to 'deep retrofit' their homes.
Green Party Senator Pauline O'Reilly told Newstalk Breakfast she can’t discuss the full details of what will be announced.
However, she said the measures will ensure people will have warmer homes at more affordable prices.
She said: “Suffice to say there is a huge package of measures that will be announced tomorrow to really slash the cost for people of retrofitting or deep retrofitting their homes.
“It will ensure people have warmer homes and will be spending less when it comes to their energy bill over a long period of time. That’s really where we need to get to when it comes to climate action.
“This will be for everyone - whatever your price point is.
"There will be very low-cost loans coming later in the year as well."
She said the process for claiming grants can be very complicated, but that this week's announcement will include a new ‘one-stop shop’ system to simplify the process.