Lucky seven net €600k in funding
Almost €600,000 is to be allocated to seven towns and villages in Fingal unde4r the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.
Balrothery will receive €100,000 for village enhancements while Lusk has been allocated €200,000 for the tourism hub development project and €36,000 has been granted to the Naul for the development of the community's heritage product.
Portmarnock will receive €57,160 for the restoration of heritage stone walls while Portrane has been granted €32,000 to carry out village enhancements,
Rush is being allocated €100,000 for village enhancements, and Skerries it to receive €72,000 for town centre enhancements.
Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell the allocation, saying: 'I am delighted with confirmation from my Fine Gael colleague, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD that seven local communities in Dublin Fingal are to receive a combined total of almost €598,000 under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.
'The Town and Village Renewal Scheme provides vital investment for many local communities, and will work towards revitalising our rural towns and villages in the North County.'
He said: 'Many community groups, and volunteers work throughout the year in our local towns and villages to maintain the beauty of our localities, and this funding will support, and build upon their work by supporting local projects, and working to ensure our communities are welcoming places to live and work.'
Senator James Reilly also welcomed the news, saying: 'I am delighted that seven towns in Fingal have been awarded grants by the Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring.'
He added: 'This is a key investment in local communities , leveraging voluntary work by some great committees and community associations in Partnership with Fingal County Council.
The funding represents a huge shot in the arm for important projects in each of the seven towns and villages.