Wednesday 24 July 2024
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Cork County Council to Receive €3.7 Million in Additional Roads Funding

Cork County Council to Receive €3.7 Million in Additional Roads Funding

The Minister for Transport has announced supplementary funding of €3,701,500 for regional and local roads in County Cork. The funds will be used by Cork County Council to repair roads damaged by extreme rainfall over the winter and spring. 

Cork County was one of the areas worst affected by the persistent wet conditions and is set to receive the largest allocation under the Regional and Local Roads Restoration Improvement Grants programme. In total, €30 million euro in additional funding has been allocated by Minister Eamon Ryan TD and Minister of State Jack Chambers TD to local authorities across the country. 

In April, Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Frank O’Flynn, led a deputation of elected members and Cork County officials to meet with Minister Chambers and his senior officials in Leinster House. Cllr. John Paul O’Shea was part of this delegation. 

North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’Shea said, “I am delighted that Minister Chambers has listened to the concerns expressed by Cork County Council in relation to the deteriorating condition of the county’s road network. I was satisfied that the meeting was positive and constructive and that the Minister listened to, and understood, our concerns. The council made a very compelling case for additional funding, and it is great to see our efforts proving successful. Communities from across Cork County will benefit from these road improvement measures.”