The Minister of State for Regional Economic Development, Michael Ring TD, announced today that 32 projects in County Roscommon are to benefit from CLÁR funding totalling €406,000.
You can read a full breakdown of the 32 projects and the funding they were awarded here.
Senator Frank Feighan has welcomed the news and thanked Minister Ring for reopening the programme. Senator Feighan went on to say that “I am delighted that almost €40,000 was allocated to Keadue playground. The Government representation on the ground in Roscommon is reflected in the fact that Roscommon got the seventh highest allocation of funding in the country.”
Michael Fitzmaurice TD said “I want to welcome the Clar funding for over 45 projects in Galway and a total of over €360,000 and in Roscommon where over €400,000 will be allocated to 31 projects. This funding will be a big help to the various areas in receipt of the funds. We need to ensure that all areas and organisations who qualify concentrate on this funding again for next year as this is funding that is specifically designed to help schools and groups in smaller rural areas” he said.
Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy said that over €400,000 in CLÁR funding will go some way towards injecting a well needed boost to local towns and villages throughout the country. He went on to say “While such funding is obviously welcome I am extremely disappointed that County Roscommon received no funding towards Local Access Roads under this CLÁR funding despite the fact that other counties received monies for local roads and it seems to be a total abandonment of funding for the vital local roads infrastructure which were totally ignored in this recent announcement.”
Senator Maura Hopkins said she was “delighted that funding has been approved. Having visited a number of schools recently, I am acutely aware of the safety issues at quite a large number of schools raised with me. It is critically important that we do our utmost to reduce the safety risks for children getting to and from school and this funding is very necessary to address these risks.”
Independent Councillor Domnick Connolly has expressed a warm welcome for the funding.