Limerick County funding announcements – O’Donovan
Added November 24th, 2020
Limerick TD and local Minister Patrick O’Donovan has welcomed a series of announcements that were made by the Government on one day for Broadford, Croom, Hospital, Glin and Pallaskenry. Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise announced a funding total of €112,651 for Enterprise Centres in Hospital, Broadford and Croom. Minister Heather Humphreys confirmed an allocation of €12,282 for Glin Day-Care for its Meals on Wheel programme and Minister Norma Foley confirmed the next stage in the extension of the Salesian College, Pallaskenry.
“This is great news for communities all across the County and gives further examples of how the Government is investing in rural Ireland. This also is a day which saw significant money across a range of areas including the community and voluntary sector, enterprise and employment and education.”
Under the for Enterprise Centres in County Limerick, Ballyhoura Food Centre, in Hospital will receive €28,480, Broadford Community Enterprise Centre – €40,000 and Croom Enterprise Centre – €44,171.
“As a local Minister here in Limerick I am committed to seeing the maximum amount of investment for the County across a range of areas. Since becoming a TD I have used my place in Government to prioritise infrastructural investment together with allocations for quality of life. I want to use my place as a TD to make Limerick attractive for people to create jobs in and to see their children going to school in, while also strengthening the community and voluntary sector being recognised. I am now in my third Government Department as a Minister and across the County there are locals of examples of where I have been able to work with other Ministers to get investment.”
“But we always need more, so I constantly am in touch with the local authority, Limerick City and County Council and my colleagues in Government to discuss plans that are being put in place while also pushing applications that have already been made. And I will do more of this type of work and I am hopeful for further good news soon.”
Patrick O’Donovan said that the latest round of announcements had been welcomed by each of the applicants and communities where the good news was for. “I know from engaging with communities that there is still a huge amount of positive work going on across the County even though we still have to work in a COVID environment. Every week I use new technologies to meet people across the County and together we are managing to discuss the opportunities for our areas. I know that they are anxious to keep this work going and I will work with them, with the Council and with Government for the local people across Limerick who I know want to see improvements for their communities.
Image 1 Minister Patrick O’Donovan with Cllr. Gerald Mitchell, at the Ballyhoura Food Centre Hospital, following the announcement of €28,480 in funding toward the centre.
Image 2 Minister Patrick O’Donovan at the Broadford Community Enterprise Centre following the announcement of €40,000 in funding for the centre.
Image 3 Cllr. Stephen Keary and Minister Patrick O’Donovan at the Croom Enterprise Centre following the announcement of €44,171 in funding towards the Centre from the Government last week.