€843k has been awarded to 5 projects across County Louth through the Town and Village Renewal Scheme, a Fine Gael Deputy has said.
Deputy Fergus O’Dowd said: “This is extremely welcome news and a very significant increase on previous allocations for the county.
“I am delighted to confirm the following successful projects have been awarded.
“The award of over €316k for Dunleer is extremely welcome news with the significant population increases in and around the town, and builds on last December’s allocation of €100k government funding to develop a masterplan to deliver the initial Town Centre First Plan in Louth
“I’m also delighted to see Termonfeckin awarded over €200k for a new playground and recreational space as we have seen such a huge increase in population over recent years and this will certainly be welcome news to families with young children living in and around the village.
“Collon’s award of €180k is fantastic news and is another area that has seen significant growth of recent years. Whilst we have secured a number of road safety improvements in the village, it has been clear that a fit for purpose new playground would be essential in the years ahead.
“All of these excellent initiatives will make our communities more attractive and sustainable places in which to live and work within.
“Our towns and villages are at the heart of our economic and social activity and play a pivotal role in providing appropriate spaces for people to meet and do business in particular as we exit what has been an incredibly difficult perod.
“I want to also thank Louth County Council’s community section for engaging with our local communities and identifying such merited projects.