Over €1million in funding to Limerick under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme: O’Donovan

Added October 4th, 2017

Minister Patrick O’Donovan TD has welcomed the news from his colleague Michael Ring TD to allocate €1,087,943 to thirteen locations in Co. Limerick under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.

“This is fantastic news for rural Co. Limerick and is a clear example of how important it is to have someone like Michael Ring working for small towns and villages. Each one of these projects has been applied for by Limerick City and County Council after a great deal of consultation. Over the last few months I have worked very closely with Michael and the Council to ensure that Limerick did well and I am very happy with the result we have achieved.”

“I have been told by Michael Ring that the following areas and amounts are to be awarded; Abbeyfeale €20,000, Adare €100,000, Bruff €40,000, Bruree €52,119, Foynes €100,000, Hospital €34,400, Kantoher €100,000, Kilmallock €98,464, Knockaderry €49,136, Loughill €94,485, Murroe €99,339, Newcastle West €100,000 and Rathkeale €200,000.”

Patrick O’Donovan added “Each one of these areas has submitted well thought out projects for consideration by the Minister and he has responded positively. It is now up to the Council to make sure that the money is spent, and he has been very clear that he is not happy with a situation where money is not spent after a long delay locally. He wants to make sure that this is not the case with this scheme.”

Minister O’Donovan also said that he would be continuing to work with local groups across Limerick into the future to see how schemes like this can be enhanced to benefit even more places and he added that it is a priority of the Government to invest in our towns and villages.

“Michael Ring has said that he will be making further allocations under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme and is encouraging local communities to work with their TD’s and Councillors to start the process of preparing the work so as to be ready for future allocations of funds.”

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