€70,000 allocated in the wake of storm damage

Longford County Council headquarters. Photo: Michelle Ghee. www.gphotos.ie

Longford County Council headquarters. Photo: Michelle Ghee. www.gphotos.ie

€70,000 is to be allocated to Longford Co Council to help with village enhancement following recent storm damage.

The funding is part of a €70m package which has been approved by the Department of the Environment.

“We have received €70,000 in funding from the Department of the Environment and that money will be used for village enhancement,” Director of Services Frank Sheridan told last week’s meeting of local authority members. “This is additional money that has been allocated as a result of the storms and bad weather and it will be used to enhance the county.”

Overall, funding includes €16.2m for restoration of damaged roads, €19.6m for repair of existing coastal protection infrastructure, €7m for piers and harbours that have been damaged and €6m for tourism infrastructure. €12m has also been allocated to other local authority and community infrastructure and €10m for other transport and OPW infrastructure.

“This package will help to ensure that this important infrastructure is fit for purpose in the modern era and will bring significant added value to local communities and much welcome jobs and economic activity,” Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD said.




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