Irish Independent: Your Questions: Should we opt for the higher mortgage rate that includes cashback?


Q: I hear the Government has announced a new grant scheme. Do you know if I’m eligible to get this?

According to Jonathan Hehir, managing director,, the grant is specifically targeted at people in your position so you should be eligible to receive it, Initially, when the scheme was launched, certain business costs were excluded – one being the insurance premiums on your van, he said. After lobbying from and other van insurance providers, the Minister reversed the decision and van insurance is now included.