LOCAL NEWS

A total of €250,000 has been allocated to Louth County Council for a new round of Local Improvement Scheme funding.

This funding assists the repair and resurfacing of non-public rural roads in the county.

News of the funding has been welcomed by local TD Fergus O’Dowd.

He said: “Minister Michael Ring informed me this morning that important changes will be made to the scheme in 2019 including a new capped contribution of €1,200 per individual householder or landowner. This new change will certainly help residents in the more remote and sparsely populated roads in the county.

“The upgrading of these non-public roads are improving people’s quality of life which is vitally important for Rural Ireland. Strengthening local connectivity enables rural Ireland to function more effectively and makes a big difference to people’s lives.”

Pictured above: Cllr Dolores Minogue, Minister Michael Ring and Louth TD Fergus O’Dowd