Friday 30 July 2021
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Cork received more than €43 million from Dept. Rural & Community Development in three years – O’Shea

Cork received more than €43 million from Dept. Rural & Community Development in three years – O’Shea

More than €43 million was allocated to County Cork through the Department of Rural and Community Development in the three years between 2017 and 2019, Cork North West Fine Gael General Election candidate Councillor John Paul O’Shea has said. 

County Cork benefited from a total of €43,105,053 in Department of Rural and Community Development project approvals in the last three years, which Cllr. O’Shea said highlighted the Fine Gael-led governments approach to supporting and enhancing rural Ireland. 

Funding in 2017 totaled €9.1 million; €17,591,322 in 2018; and €16,319,830 in 2018. Nationally, more than €687 million has been allocated nationally through the Department of Rural and Community Development. 

Cllr. O’Shea commented: “County Cork has been one of the biggest beneficiaries of funding from the Department of Rural and Community Development in recent years, and I have worked closely with Minister Michael Ring during this time.  

“Much has been achieved through this funding in the past three years, and as a TD for Cork North West, I will work to ensure that Cork continues to be at the fore of rural and community development in Ireland.” 

Funding sources included: 

  • LEADER – €5,645,171 
  • Town & Village Renewal – €3,351,927 
  • CLÁR – €1,293,603 
  • Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme – €598,486 
  • Rural Recreation Scheme – €1,109,520 
  • Local Improvement Scheme – €3,655,314 
  • Tidy Towns – €404,000 
  • National Walks Scheme – €2,045,131 
  • RAPID – €129,000 
  • Local/Regional Development Supports – €70,000 
  • Agricultural Shows – €195,000 
  • LCDCs – €323,868 
  • Libraries Development – €1,118,724 
  • Broadband Officer Payments – €238,000 
  • Communities Facilities Scheme – €129,000 
  • Men’s Shed fund – €44,927 
  • Digital Innovation Programme – €8,000 
  • Volunteering – €371,400 
  • SICAP – €9,397,122 
  • Community Enhancement Programme – €1,388,043 
  • Community Services Programme – €4,816,250 
  • Rural Regeneration Fund – €7,104,233