Month: November 2018

€7.2million for Limerick under the Rural Regeneration & Development Fund (RRDF) – O’Donovan

Added November 23rd, 2018

Limerick TD and Minister Patrick O’Donovan has this morning welcomed the announcement by his colleague Michael Ring TD the Minister for Rural and Community Development that Limerick is to receive €7,167,477 for projects in the first tranche of funding under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (RRDF).

The approved projects are: Great Southern Greenway (€2,724,657), Murroe Community Hub (€3,816,451) and the Local Hub in Glenbrohane (€626,369).

The funding announcement this morning for Limerick forms part of the Government’s investment under Project Ireland 2040.

One of the main objectives of the Fund is to support projects which would not find the support needed elsewhere or to build on supports already offered elsewhere by Government, meaning more can be done.

“As a local TD and Minister I am delighted with this massive investment by the Government in County Limerick, one of the largest allocations across the Country. The Government has made a long-term commitment to rural regeneration and development and since 2012 and we have been investing in our rural communities under a number of different headings.”

“Minister Ring has also informed me that further shovel-ready projects will be announced for funding early in 2019, and funding will also be made available for projects which require further development to make them ready in time for further calls for applications under the fund. Minister Ring has told me that he intends to make further announcements early in the New Year, and this is obviously important for communities not included in this round.”

Minister O’Donovan urges business owners to attend a ‘Getting Ireland Brexit Ready’ workshop in Limerick

Added November 20th, 2018

Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan T.D has urged businesses and individuals to attend a ‘Getting Ireland Brexit Ready’ workshop this Friday, November 23rd, 2018 at Thomond Park Stadium, Limerick.

The seminar is an opportunity for business owners and anyone concerned about Brexit to meet with and hear from government departments and agencies who have been working hard on getting the best deal for Ireland.

The event will be attended by the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Simon Coveney T.D,

Those wishing to attend can register for a place on or

Registration opens at 9am, and the event will run from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m., the workshop will offer advice and information on supports available.

Individuals / companies with an interest in the business, agri-food / fisheries and tourism sectors are welcome to attend the workshop for free but registration is required in advance.

Minister O’Donovan said it was opportunity for people to see all the hard work that has been done by the government.

He said: “This is an excellent chance for businesses especially those in the areas of agriculture, fisheries and tourism to meet with government departments and specific agencies who can advise them on how best to prepare for Brexit.

“It is also a good way people can see how hard our negotiating teams have worked on their behalf.”

€407,000 approved for Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trails – O’Donovan

Added November 20th, 2018

Limerick TD and Minister of State for Finance Patrick O’Donovan has welcomed the news that almost €407,000 has been allocated by Minister Michael Ring for the development of the Ballyhoura Mountain Bike trails.

“This is a massive investment by the Government in South Limerick will build the reputation of the Ballyhoura Trails as Ireland’s premier biking trails.”

“Since 2012 the Government have been investing in our rural communities under a number of different headings, and this latest of €8.1million nationally under the Outdoor Rural Recreation Scheme will help rural communities across the country build their tourism potential.”

As a local TD here in Limerick, I know from speaking to people in the south of the County, the importance and the potential of the Ballyhoura Trails, so this investment by the Government will I know be very welcome by people across the area. The trails are an important tourism asset for Co. Limerick and so this investment will make a major difference.”

“We have a number of different schemes underway to invest by the Government in rural areas. I am anxious as a Government TD to secure the maximum level of investment here in Co Limerick, so this announcement by my colleague Minister Michael Ring of a €407,000 investment is very good news for Co. Limerick.”


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