Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan



Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan is a new Government backed Mortgage for first time buyers. It is available nationwide from all local authorities from 1st February 2018.

As a first time buyer you can apply for a Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan to purchase a new or second-hand property, or to build your own home.

The loan is a normal Capital and Interest-bearing Mortgage which is repaid by direct debit on a monthly basis.

You can borrow up to 90% of the market value of the Property.

Maximum market values of the property that can be purchased or self-built is €250,000 in Kilkenny.

A Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan offers three rate products:

  1. - 2% fixed for up to 25 years (APR 2.02%)
  2. - 2.25% fixed for up to 30 years (APR 2.27%)
  3. - 2.30% variable (subject to fluctuation) for up to 30 years (APR 2.32%)

To be eligible for a Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan you must:


  • - be a first-time buyer
  • - be in continuous employment for a minimum of two years, as a primary applicant or be in continuous employment for a minimum of one year, as a secondary applicant
  • - have an annual gross income of not more than €50,000 as a single applicant or not more than €75,000 combined as joint applicants
  • - provide evidence of refusal or insufficient offers of finance from two banks or building societies
  • - not be a current or previous owner of residential property in or outside the Republic of Ireland
  • - occupy the property as your normal place of residence
  • - purchase or self-build a property situated in the Republic of Ireland of no more than of 175 square metres (gross internal floor area)
  • - purchase or self-build a property which does not exceed the maximum purchase price ceiling of €250,000 for County Kilkenny.
  • - consent to an Irish Credit Bureau and/or a Central Credit Register search.

A Website has been set up which gives full background on scheme and has list of FAQ's. -

A National Help Desk has been set up to answer queries in relation to the scheme and their contact number is 051-349720 ( 8.00a.m. - 5.00p.m.)

Download the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan Application Form -


Kilkenny County Council Loan Pack -

Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan Application Form

Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan Terms and Conditions


Frequently Asked Questions

Mortgage Protection Insurance Master Policy Document

Sample Loan repayments and interest rate options

Direct Debit Mandate for repayment of Loan

Important Info EEA Applicant(s)

Household Insurance Policy (optional)

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If you require the service of the Local Authority for an emergency outside of normal business hours please note the following:

Persons requiring the Fire Service for an emergency should Dial 112 and no other number

For all water related queries 1850 278 278 (Irish Water)

For any other emergency the public are advised to ring 1890 252654

Kilkenny County Council, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny R95 A39T
Tel: +353 (0) 56 7794000 | Fax: +353 (0) 56 7794004
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