Property experts are warning that rising houses prices are cancelling out the benefits of the help-to-buy scheme.
Somewhere in the region of 10% of applications to the scheme are for addresses in Kildare.
Commentators say the €20,000 offered under the scheme pales is negated by the €19,000 year-on-year increase in prices.
The average home now costs over €256,000.
Architect Mel Reynolds says the help-to-buy rules need to change: