Galway has been allocated additional funding of €1,994,259 under the latest funding announced for repairs and improvement works on our rural roads and laneways.  This is in addition to the total LIS R1 of €789,523 awarded earlier in the year.

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  • Galway Total €1,204,736
  • Galway Total LIS R1 €789,523
  • Galway Total LIS R2 €1,994,259

– Record investment to improve access to rural homes, farms and businesses
– Local authorities urged to use funding to clear backlog of applications
– Specific funding provided for LIS works on Galway Islands
– Brings total investment under Local Improvement Scheme this year to almost €30 million

Government announces a further €16 million in funding for the upgrade works on rural roads and laneways with Galway Total LIS R2 €1,994,259 1
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Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has today announced additional funding of almost €16 million for repairs and improvement works on our rural roads and laneways.

The funding, under the Local Improvement Scheme (LIS), will support the continued improvement of non-public roads and lanes that are not normally maintained by local authorities.

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Such roads represent a vital piece of infrastructure for rural residents – providing access to homes, farms and businesses, as well as outdoor amenities such as our lakes, rivers or beaches.

The funding is more than double the allocation provided last year, and will allow local authorities to address the backlog of applications that they currently face. Today’s announcement means that almost €30 million has been allocated under the Local Improvement Scheme this year alone.

And almost €130 million has been invested through LIS since the scheme was re-introduced in 2017.

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Minister Humphreys said:

I’m very pleased today to announce a further €16 million in funding to repair and upgrade hundreds of rural roads and laneways in towns and villages right across Rural Ireland.  Good roads are absolutely vital for our rural communities and this record investment under the Local Improvement Scheme will make a huge difference in terms of access and
connectivity.

We are all familiar with the roads and laneways within our own communities that are full of potholes and in desperate need of repair. The funding being delivered under this scheme will help address this – benefitting so many of our families, businesses and in particular our farmers.

As someone who grew up on a farm myself, I know all too well what it is like when a milk truck cannot gain access to collect the milk.  I know too how poor quality roads in rural Ireland can negatively impact on families and
businesses.  That’s why the Local Improvement Scheme was re-introduced in 2017 by my predecessor and colleague, Michael Ring.

Since its re-introduction, over €130 million has been invested in rural communities the length and breadth of Rural Ireland.  This funding is all about making peoples’ lives that bit easier and ensuring we have good access to homes, farms, businesses and local amenities.

This additional tranche of €16 million in funding announced today is on top of the €12.5 million that allocated earlier this year.The scale of this investment is a clear example of Government’s commitment to supporting our rural communities through our five year rural development strategy, ‘Our
Rural Future’.

Since the Local Improvement Scheme was re-introduced in 2017, almost 4,000 roads have been funded for repair works. This has made a real difference to the lives of over16,000 landowners and residents in rural Ireland, and many more visitors.

LIS R1 Total €12.5 million

LIS R2 Total €16 million Announced on Friday 28th July 2023

LIS 2023 Total €18.5 million

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