Month: January 2020

O’Donovan announces €1.9million in funding for two sports projects in Co. Limerick

Added January 10th, 2020

Limerick Minister Patrick O’Donovan has announced funding of over €1.9million for two sports projects in Co. Limerick. The athletics track in Newcastle West has been allocated over €1.25million and the swimming pool in Askeaton has received over €650,000.

“I am delighted to have been able to deliver this funding to Limerick as the local Minister. These are projects that I led as Minister for Sport. I worked with Limerick City and County Council from the very start to get both of these commenced and I’m delighted now to see them move on.”

“Both of these are being funded by my department, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform through Project Ireland 2040, so to have such a massive investment as this come to Limerick is just fantastic.”

“Over the last few years we have been able to see major investment into a number of different towns and communities. This is the latest in a string of them. I’m delighted to have been able to be successful in getting these sorted and I look forward now to the next phases in both.”

Community projects in Limerick to receive €152,942 from the Community Enhancement Programme – O’Donovan

Added January 3rd, 2020

Programme provides small grants to enhance facilities in communities throughout the country

Limerick Minister and Fine Gael TD, Patrick O’Donovan has announced that thirty one community projects in Limerick have been granted funding amounting to €152,942.

“My colleague the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, has confirmed that 2,106 community initiatives around the country have been allocated a total of €4,524,124 under his Department’s Community Enhancement Programme. This funding for €152,942 local community projects will benefit the people who need it most here in County Limerick.

“The Community Enhancement Programme provides capital grants to community groups to help them to enhance facilities in disadvantaged communities. It supports a range of activities in all areas of communities, such as childcare groups, playgrounds, recreational groups, sports grounds, landscaping, and supporting the elderly.

“I was delighted to hear Minister Ring confirm that it is intended to run the programme again in 2020. This programme, together with the other funds that area available to rural communities, including the town and village renewal fund, sports capital and rural regeneration, are all helping to enhance our towns and villages across Co. Limerick.”

“Over the last few years I have worked very successfully with Michael Ring in ensuring that we get the maximum amount of money for communities across Limerick, and this announcement is yet another example of this. I am going to continue to work with him and my other colleagues in Government to ensure the maximum amount of money possible comes to Co. Limerick.”

The full list of projects supported is available here:


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