Limerick to receive €135,085 in additional funding under the Local Improvement Scheme – O’Donovan

Added December 12th, 2017

Limerick TD and Minister of State for Finance, Public Expenditure & Reform, Patrick O’Donovan TD has welcomed the news that he has received from the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, that Limerick City & County Council is to receive additional funding of €135,085 under the Local Improvement Scheme (LIS). This is on top of the €411,000 that was allocated earlier this year.

Speaking today the Minister of State, Patrick O’Donovan TD said: “this is further good news for rural County Limerick. This funding will allow for the repair and improvement of small roads and laneways leading to local people’s homes and businesses that are not covered under the normal maintenance of the local authority”.

“Funding for Local Improvement Schemes was cut for a time during to the economic downturn and I am glad that this funding has now since been reinstated. I have been in constant communication with my Ministerial colleagues on the importance of the Local Improvement Scheme for people who live in rural Limerick. For people who live in rural areas, road connectivity is hugely important.”

“This is a further commitment by the Department for Rural and Community Development and Minister Michael Ring towards rural county Limerick. I have worked closely with Limerick City & County Council and Minister Ring in securing this funding for the County.”

“This funding along with recent announcements in the Sports Capital Programme €1,583,629, Town & Village Renewal Scheme €1,087,943, the Rural Recreation Scheme €135,270 and Clár €161,730 really shows the commitment by this Government of investing in rural County Limerick.”

 

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