Malcolm Noonan T.D & Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform
Insurance Help For Thatched Cottages
Please help thatch house owner and would-be owners to get house insurance. Right now it is next to impossible, especially as one of the major thatch insurers in Ireland have just stopped taking on new business. It is preventing thatched houses being part of the housing crisis solution.
Why is this important?
Thatched houses are an essential part of Irish heritage and as such they need to be cherished for the future. Without insurance how can they be protected? And how can young people purchase them when house insurance is essential before drawing down a mortgage?