Local TD and Minister for the Office of Public Works Patrick O’Donovan has called the investment by the Government of €24.4million into walkways, cycle ways and improved footpaths across Limerick as absolutely enormous.” Reacting after the new from his Fine Gael colleague Hildegarde Naughton TD, who is a Minister in the Department of Transport, Patrick O’Donovan said that this allocation will mean that Limerick City and County Council will be in in a position to bring improvements to every part of Limerick thanks to the massive investment which the Government have made.
“This is great from rural Co. Limerick. Each of the three rural electoral divisions will receive at least €1million in funding with Adare Rathkeale getting €1.15 million,, Newcastle West €1.15, and Cappamore/Kilmallock €1.5million. On top of these allocations there are additional amounts for special project works, like; Glin €200,000, Kildimo €44,000, Kilmallock €30,000 and Patrickswell €750,000 which will allow for the continued village renewal which the Government has funded for up to now.”
“On top of all of that there is also funding fir low cost accident works, something that I have been a strong advocate for, and something that I know a lot of communities that I work with will welcome when they see improvements at junctions and other areas where pedestrians and cyclists in particular have found roads dangerous.”
“So this is very good news for Limerick, and it comes on top of a pipeline of recent good news for the County, with funding for schools, community centres, greenway and amenity funding only having been announced in the last few days. It shows the level of commitment we have to our rural areas. We are driving investment of Government funding into rural areas and we are not going to be distracted by naysayers. We know the job we have to do for our rural areas, and this latest allocation of over €24.4million will I know be very welcome across Co. Limerick.”