Month: December 2017

O’Donovan announces €96,500 for Newcastle West Athletics Track

Added December 21st, 2017

Limerick TD and Minister of State for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform has announced that Newcastle West is to receive €96,500 in funding from the Government under the Sports Capital Regional Scheme.

“As the Minister who launched the Sports Capital Programme when I was Minister for Sport, I am delighted that Newcastle West is to receive this funding before Christmas for the development of an athletics track. I have been involved with Limerick City and County Council and the local voluntary athletics club on this project since it started and I am delighted now to be able to deliver this funding to Newcastle West. “

This announcement brings the total Sports Capital allocation to the Limerick County Constituency to almost €1.7million.

“The investment by this Government into sports facilities in towns, villages and communities across rural Limerick shows the Government’s commitment to the development of our rural communities. As Minister for Sport I laid out the conditions for the spending of the Sports Capital Programme and this latest allocation will bring the total investment by this Government in this programme to almost €60million.”

“This project which is being invested in by the Government and is being led by Limerick City and County Council will allow for the development of athletics in West Limerick and will provide current and future athletes with the facilities to train and to compete in West Limerick.”

Limerick to receive €135,085 in additional funding under the Local Improvement Scheme – O’Donovan

Added December 12th, 2017

Limerick TD and Minister of State for Finance, Public Expenditure & Reform, Patrick O’Donovan TD has welcomed the news that he has received from the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, that Limerick City & County Council is to receive additional funding of €135,085 under the Local Improvement Scheme (LIS). This is on top of the €411,000 that was allocated earlier this year.

Speaking today the Minister of State, Patrick O’Donovan TD said: “this is further good news for rural County Limerick. This funding will allow for the repair and improvement of small roads and laneways leading to local people’s homes and businesses that are not covered under the normal maintenance of the local authority”.

“Funding for Local Improvement Schemes was cut for a time during to the economic downturn and I am glad that this funding has now since been reinstated. I have been in constant communication with my Ministerial colleagues on the importance of the Local Improvement Scheme for people who live in rural Limerick. For people who live in rural areas, road connectivity is hugely important.”

“This is a further commitment by the Department for Rural and Community Development and Minister Michael Ring towards rural county Limerick. I have worked closely with Limerick City & County Council and Minister Ring in securing this funding for the County.”

“This funding along with recent announcements in the Sports Capital Programme €1,583,629, Town & Village Renewal Scheme €1,087,943, the Rural Recreation Scheme €135,270 and Clár €161,730 really shows the commitment by this Government of investing in rural County Limerick.”


Planning permission granted for Athea Sewerage Scheme Upgrade – O’Donovan

Added December 11th, 2017

Limerick TD and Minister of State for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform has welcomed the decision of Limerick City and County Council to grant planning permission to Irish Water for the Athea Sewerage Scheme Upgrade.

“This is very welcome news for everyone who has worked to deliver the Athea Sewerage Scheme Upgrade. I secured the Irish Water investment to progress the scheme in the last Dáil and there was a number of hurdles to be crossed. This is by far the biggest, and the way is now clear for the scheme to progress to appoint a contractor to construct the scheme under the supervision of Irish Water.”

Irish Water confirmed to Minister O’Donovan that they have also finalised the contract documents for the scheme in Athea and that they will be in a position to allow construction on the scheme to commence by the end of March 2018 if there are no delays. They have also confirmed that the CCTV survey of the existing scheme is also complete.

Patrick O’Donovan added “The issue of the Athea Sewerage Scheme has been on the agenda since I entered Limerick County Council first in 2003. I am delighted as the local Minister here to have been able to use my position as a Minster locally here in Limerick to deliver this on behalf of the community in Athea. I know from the people living in the area that this investment will be very welcomed when completed as it will be a major vote of confidence in the village and wider community in Athea.”

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