Minister Damien English welcomes €127,600 in funding under the CLÁR scheme for 2016 in Meath

Ballinacree, Ballinlough, CLAR, Funding, North Meath, Oldcastle, Roads

Friday, 2nd December 2016

Councillor Sarah Reilly joins in welcome for projects in the Kells Municpal Area

Local Fine Gael T.D. for Meath West and Minister for Planning and Urban Renewal Damien English, has welcomed the allocation of €127,600 in funding for Meath projects under CLÁR 2016. “Many parts of North and West Co. Meath suffer from disadvantage because of their rural location, and I am delighted to have worked with Cllr. Sarah Reilly as the local Fine Gael Councillor in these areas to lobby for this investment. It is good to see CLÁR money return to rural areas like North and West Co. Meath for the first time since 2009” Minister English said.

Councillor Sarah Reilly stated: “I congratulate the local communities in North and West Co. Meath like Ballincaree who have benefited from the reopened and renewed CLÁR scheme under this Fine Gael led Government. Their voluntary efforts on behalf of their local communities are being rewarded and supported. Rural Ireland and rural Meath is important, and we must fight to protect it. This funding is part of that fight.”

Funding for Meath is as follows:

CLÁR Safety package for Schools/Community Facilities CLÁR approved projects for 2016
County DED Description OFFICIAL SCHOOL NAME / COMMUNITY FACILILTY Requested CLÁR funding Agreed CLÁR funding
Meath Killeagh Constructure Footpath between St Fiach’s N.S and Ballinacree Community Centre St Fiach’s N.S €85,600.00 €85,600.00
Meath Ballinlough Purchase and Installation of signs Ballinlough N.S €7,000.00 €7,000.00
Meath Newcastle Purchase and Installation of signs Ughtyneill N.S €7,000.00 €7,000.00
Meath Kilskeer Purchase and Installation of signs Kilskyre N.S €7,000.00 €7,000.00
Meath Killeagh Purchase and Installation of signs Ballinacree N.S €7,000.00 €7,000.00
Meath Trohanny Purchase and Installation of signs St Anne’s N.S €7,000.00 €7,000.00
Meath Moylagh Purchase and Installation of signs Moylagh N.S €7,000.00 €7,000.00


Notes to Editors:

CLÁR is a targeted investment programme that aims to provide funding for small infrastructural projects in rural areas that have experienced significant depopulation.

The aim of CLÁR is to support the sustainable development of identified CLÁR areas by attracting people to live and work there. The funding works in conjunction with local funding and on the basis of locally identified priorities. The programme has been effectively closed for new applications since 2009 but was reopened by Minister Ring on the 6th of October 2016.



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