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An ambitious project in west Kerry is helping locals to tackle climate change head-on, writes Arlene Harris

In the past year or so Rory McKeown and his wife, Bláithín Ní Ainín, have had solar panels installed on their roof, followed by a deep retrofit to their home that included insulation for the attic and walls. They’ve replaced all the windows and doors in their house and installed new radiators, removing an old oil burner and replacing it with an air-to-water heat pump. The family are one of a lucky few — chosen from a large number of applicants — to have their home retrofitted. Not only that, they have also been chosen to trial an electric vehicle for a year.

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