A charity will have to stop converting vacant shops and offices into homes unless a planning permission waiver is extended past the end of the year.
Rules passed in 2018 allow a business premises to be used as a home if it's been empty for two years or more.
The Peter McVerry Trust,which operates homelessness services in Kildare on behalf of Kildare County Council, ,has a list of 150units, nationwide, waiting to be converted
It will only be able to get to a third of them by the time the scheme is due to end.
Kildare resident, Pat Doyle, is the charity's chief executive.
He is asking for an extra year.
File image: Peter McVerry Trust logo.