Less than half of those eligible for the water conservation grant which has been linked to controversial water charges have applied, despite a fast-approaching deadline.
The Department of Social Protection is processing the €100 grant, and its latest figures show just under 600,000 households have applied for the grant. The deadline for applications is this Thursday.
Starting in August, the department issued more than 1.3 million letters inviting people to apply for the grant but more than 700,000 households have yet to do so and unless they act quickly they will miss out.
Online applications can be made at watergrant.ie, and the site will remain live until midnight on October 8th.