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€200,000 funding boost for Fingal Coastal Way


Funding boost for greenway projects

Funding boost for greenway projects

Funding boost for greenway projects


A greenway project along the coast of Fingal has received a €200,000 funding boost from Minister Eamon Ryan TD, Minister for Climate Change, Communications Networks and Transport, who announced the funding as part of a €4.5m package to 26 greenway projects around the country.

The funding was allocated under the Carbon Tax Fund 2020 and provides support for feasibility, planning and design for Greenways around the country.

Minister Ryan stated: 'I'm delighted to be able to announce this funding today, that will support the greenways Strategy and help local authorities prepare greenway projects to be ready for construction funding in the coming years. These greenways will encourage tourism in the future, and will also provide a safe, segregated space for people walking and cycling'

The Fingal Coastal Way project has been awarded €200,000 following the announcement of €4.5 million funding towards 26 Greenway projects across Ireland.

Fianna Fáil Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee has welcomed the announcement, saying it will be a 'game-changer' for greenways across the country, including Fingal Coastal Way.

Fingal Coastal Way will run for a 21km section from Newbridge Demesne, Donabate to the Fingal county boundary, north of Balbriggan.

Senator Clifford-Lee said: 'I very much welcome the announcement made by the Minister for Climate Change, Communications Networks and Transport. The €4.5m funding allocated to fund greenways across the country will be a game changer when it comes to attracting tourism to regions in the coming years.

'Since COVID-19 began, we have seen a huge surge in the number of people taking up cycling and out enjoying green spaces in Ireland. The greenways will provide a safe space for families across the country to cycle and walk on.'

Senator Clifford-Lee said she was 'delighted' to see funding of €200,000 allocated for Fingal, and said the Coastal Way would be an 'excellent amenity' for people in the locality.

The planned 21km stretch would be hugely beneficial for local businesses in the food and beverage sector in particular, she added.

'This is very welcomes news to all the communities who will receive funding and a positive step forward for more green spaces in the country', the Fianna Fáil Senator concluded.