Month: January 2019

O’Donovan: “€10million for Limerick’s National Roads for 2019”

Added January 7th, 2019

Minister Patrick O’Donovan has welcomed the inclusion of €900,000 towards the design of the Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale relief roads as part of an allocation of over €10million to Limerick City and County Council for works on National Roads. The allocation also includes €1.4million towards continuing design of the Limerick to Foynes road, which includes the bypass of Adare, €2.2million for the Council on design works for the Limerick to Cork Motorway and €500,000 for the Cahir to Limerick Junction road on the N24.

“Transport Infrastructure Ireland, who are the Government agency responsible for National Roads have provided these funds which will allow the Council to proceed with badly needed works including projects like the traffic calming scheme in Kilcornan on the N69 which has been allocated €250,000.”

“In relation to the Abbeyfeale and Newcastle West relief road projects, as the local Minister I sought to have these included in the National Development Plan, Project Ireland 2040. These road projects could not have proceeded unless they were specifically included in the Plan, and in the run up to its publication I worked hard to get them included as specific projects in the Plan. Now we are starting to see funding being allocated to the projects. The money involved here, almost €1million, will allow the Council to complete much of the work needed to get routes for both towns.”

“Including Abbeyfeale and Newcastle West for early stage funding now is vital because work is continuing to progress on the design of the bypass of Adare and the Foynes Road to Limerick. Once that road is started and possibly completed in stages, the traffic problem will move on to the other towns. So starting now to put a plan in place for them is absolutely critical.”

The allocation also includes €2.4million for pavement works on national roads in Limerick and €671,000 for other maintenance works across the County.

“As the economy has improved we have been able to increase spending on day to day maintenance and on long term capital programme for roads across the Country. I know as Minister in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform that budgets across all Departments have increased and that further funding is going to become available under the National Development Plan. Being ready to be able to get that funding is very important so this funding for the Council will be of huge importance to get these projects on Limerick’s roads moving forward.”

Limerick to benefit from €510,576 in funding under the Community Enhancement Programme

Added January 4th, 2019

Limerick Minister, Patrick O’Donovan TD has announced funding of €510,576 for Limerick being allocated under the Community Enhancement Programme (CEP).

The Community Enhancement Programme, which is funded by Minister Michael Ring, provides capital grants to community groups and is targeted towards enhancing facilities in communities. The CEP supports a range of investment in all areas of communities, such as childcare groups, playgrounds, recreational groups, sports grounds, landscaping, and supporting the elderly.

“As the local Minister I am delighted with this announcement which will see projects across Limerick benefit from this funding announcement.

“With 162 projects many communities across County Limerick will benefit from this funding, such as Newcastle West €19,992, Croom €13,739 and Ballyagran €12,807. This is yet a further example of the Government’s investment into our rural communities.

“As the Minister here in Limerick, I have worked with all of my Government colleagues to ensure the maximum amount of funding for Limerick under a variety of different headings, and I am delighted to say that working together with other Ministers I have been successful in delivering to the our constituency. It is my intention for 2019 to continue working as hard for our area to continue the funding stream for Limerick.

Details of the successful projects can be found at

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