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McHUGH ANNOUNCES €450,000 FUNDING BOOST FOR DONEGAL ISLANDS

Minister of State for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, Joe McHugh T.D., has announced a €450,750 funding boost for Donegal’s islands.

The money will be provided to Donegal County Council to carry out improvement works on various islands in the county in 2017 – with 25pc matching funding from the council the investment will be more than €600,000.

The islands concerned are Árainn Mhór, Toraigh and Oileán an Bhráighe.

Arranmore will see more than 4km of road improvements including the road from the pier as part of a total investment of €244,500.

Extensive works will also take place on Tory with an investment signed off by Minister McHugh of €187,500.

Island Roy is to get €18,750 for causeway repairs.

Funding for other islands in the state were announced three weeks ago.

Islands and Gaeltacht Minister McHugh said today: “I am delighted to make this announcement for our Donegal islands today.

“This financial assistance being provided by my Department to Donegal County Council facilitates the improvement of infrastructure on Donegal’s islands and it is further evidence of my Department’s commitment to supporting our offshore islands.

“The islands and its inhabitants are an important part of who we all are as a nation and providing infrastructural improvements is key to improving and enhancing island life.”

 

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Os cionn €450,000 ceadaithe chun Oibreacha Caipitil a dhéanamh ar Oileáin Dhún na nGall

 

Tá curtha in iúl ag an Aire Stáit don Ghaeilge, don Ghaeltacht agus do na hOileáin, Joe McHugh T.D., inniu go bhfuil deontas de €450,750 ceadaithe aige do Chomhairle Contae Dhún na nGall chun oibreacha feabhsúcháin a chur i gcrích ar oileáin éagsúla sa chontae sin in 2017.  Is iad na hoileáin atá i gceist ná Árainn Mhór, Toraigh agus Oileán an Bhráighe.  Beidh an Comhairle Contae ag cur cómhaoinithe ar fáil.

Is athchóiriú bóithre an obair fheabhsúcháin atá beartaithe ar Árainn Mhór agus Toraigh mar aon le pointeáil ar chabhsa Oileán an Bhráighe.  Tá liosta iomlán de na hoibreacha ar fáil ón Roinn.

Dúirt an tAire Stáit McHugh go raibh sé sásta bheith ábalta an fógra seo a dhéanamh anois.

“Cuideoidh an cúnamh airgid atá mo Roinn ag cur ar fáil do Chomhairle Contae Dhún na nGall le go mbeifear ábalta feabhas a chur ar infreastruchtúr oileáin Dhún na nGall agus léiríonn sé arís go bhfuil mo Roinn tiomanta do thacú leis na hoileáin amach ón chósta,” a dúirt an tAire Stáit.

 

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