Published 05/03/2014 | 05:22
WICKLOW County Council has been allocated €1.5 million for primary roads this year and another €200,000 for national secondary roads.
The €200,000 for secondary roads works will go toward the Knockroe Bend Realignment.
Director of Services, Sean Quirke, said one of the roads section's major successes last year was the Community Involvement Scheme. Residents in Coolbawn involved in the scheme concreted a road to a high standard.
The roads section has also received an allocation of €184,000 for low cost safety improvements.
The NTA will provide €2.36 million to promote walking and cycling in County Wicklow.
'We have had quite a considerable amount of money allocated to us for this year. In the past this has produced some great facilities for cyclists and pedestrians,' noted Mr. Quirke.
This Saturday, some of Wicklow's most promising young GAA stars will be packing bags across the county in aid of GOAL.
Members of a number of underage squads will be conducting bag packs at Tesco outlets in Arklow, Bray, Greystones and Wicklow Town in aid of the development charity, and are asking local people to donate any spare change they have in aid of this worthy cause.
All the collected proceeds will go towards humanitarian efforts in South Sudan, currently embroiled in turmoil. GOAL's work in the area includes vaccinating women and children, screening children for malnutrition, delivering general medical care and constructing latrines.
The collections in Wicklow are some of the 80 similar events taking place in Tesco stores across the country.
One million Trocaire boxes are being delivered across the country today (Wednesday) to mark the beginning of Trocaire's 2014 Lenten campaign.
Last year, the people of Wicklow helped in raising a the total of €625,324 that came in throughout the Archidocese of Dublin.
'The people of Wicklow were incredibly supportive of Trocaire last year,' says Eamonn Meehan, executive director of Trocaire.
'In parishes and communities across the county, people took the time and effort to help our campaign, which has provided support and relief to families and communities across the developing world.'