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Storm repair funding announced for 11 more counties

A total of €70 million has been allocated to help local authorities repair roads and restore coastal protection.

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MINISTER PHIL HOGAN has announced further funding to repair damage caused across the country by stormy weather over the Christmas and New Year period.

Last month, the first tranche of €47.5 million was announced for Clare, Galway, Waterford, Mayo, Cork, Kerry and Donegal.

Today local authorities in eleven other counties were informed of funding allocations under the €70 million programme announced by the government in February. Additional funding for some of the counties allocated money last month was also announced.

The details are as follows:

  • Carlow – €16,000
  • Cork City – 48,500
  • Dublin City – €120,500
  • Fingal Co Co – €200,000
  • Galway City – €1.26m
  • Laois – €207,500
  • Leitrim – €245,250
  • Limerick – €12,500
  • Longford – €156,00
  • Louth – €270,675
  • Meath – €80,300
  • Sligo – €212,036
  • Tipperary North – €548,602
  • Tipperary South – €677, 938
  • Wexford – €5.87m

The funding is for damage caused to infrastructure and does not go towards repairs to any private properties that suffered in the storms. Minister Hogan’s department said today that the funding will enable local authorities to help affected communities by restoring roads, coastal protection and other infrastructure and amenities.

The minister said today this “demonstrates the government’s financial commitment to respond to the needs of communities” which were devastated by the storms.

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