Limerick Libraries set to benefit from €196,785 funding- O’Donovan

Added November 9th, 2017

Minister of State for Finance, Public Expenditure & Reform, Patrick O’Donovan TD, has welcomed the news that libraries in Limerick are set to benefit from €196,785 in funding.

The funding was announced this week by the Minister for Rural & Community Development, Michael Ring TD.

Minister O’Donovan said this represents an unprecedented Government investment in our public libraries. The funding will allow for the modernisation of our library service and for the extension of library opening hours.

“This investment package comprises €147,588 from the Department of Rural and Community Development, supplemented by additional funding of €49,197 from Limerick City & County Council. This funding is in addition to significant funding already provided by Minister Ring’s Department for public libraries here this year.”

“Here in Limerick this investment will enable the implementation of our new public library strategy which will be launched early next year and which will be focused on modernising the public library service and enhancing the range and quality of services available to users. This programme of funding demonstrates Fine Gaels continued commitment to the public library service over the coming five-year period of the strategy.”

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