Jimmy Deenihan welcomes an allocation of €50,000 to Listowel Community for a range of facilities in order to undertake outstanding fire and safety related issues and these works will be determined and spent accordingly in 2014.
In recent years significant additional funding in the region of €500,000 has been spent in Listowel Community Hospital to improve the environment for residents and staff and these include:-
Electrical works, fire protection works including fire doors, sanitary works, extensive works and refurbishment in the kitchen, provision and
Social Entrepreneurs Ireland has launched their nationwide search for people who have innovative ideas and new solutions to solve some of Ireland’s social and environmental problems.
The annual competition, now in its tenth year, has backed 169 social entrepreneurs to date and invested €5.4 million in direct funding to projects in areas ranging from community and active citizenship, education and learning, environment and sustainability and mental and physical health.
Social Entrepreneurs Ireland is the country’s largest and most active funder of social entrepreneurship and is this year providing €420,000 in
- Nationally, 618 historic structures to be conserved and repaired under the €5 million Built Heritage Jobs Leverage Scheme funded from the National Lottery Licence transaction
- Details of 17 projects proceeding in County Kerry listed below
- €5 million taxpayer investment unlocks €16 million in private funds
- Scheme twins conservation and repair with Government aims of economic development and job creation
Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, has approved funding in principle for 618 projects at protected building and historic structures across the State. These projects, with a combined value of €21 million of which €5 million is from the taxpayer, are being progressed under the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Built Heritage Jobs Leverage Scheme 2014.
Jimmy Deenihan welcomes details of funding package of €454,165 for Piers and Harbours in County Kerry
Jimmy Deenihan TD, , has welcomed the details announced by his colleague, Mr Simon Coveney TD, The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, of the allocation of €454,165 made available to Kerry County Council for repair of public owned piers, harbours and slipways damaged during the winter storms and for investment in the ongoing development of Ireland’s public harbour network.
Minister Deenihan commented: “I am pleased with the allocation by Minister Coveney’s Department to assist with the costs of damage caused by the harsh winter storms in County Kerry. I am also delighted by the announcement that funding is being made under his
Jimmy Deenihan welcomes announcement that 21 County Kerry schools will benefit from Summer Works Scheme 2014
Jimmy Deenihan TD ,has welcomed the announcement from his colleague Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn TD that a total of 21 primary and post primary schools in County Kerry will benefit from the Summer Works Scheme 2014.
These schools are part of a national investment of almost €36 million in the first round of school improvements to be undertaken this coming summer. The schools will receive funding to carry out small and medium scale building works across three categories of projects - Gas, Electrical & Mechanical. A second round of the scheme, which will cover other types of improvement works, is expected to be announced in coming weeks.
Jimmy Deenihan commented:
“Today's announcement confirms that improvement works will take place at 21 primary and post primary schools in County Kerry this summer. There are more than 4,800 pupils at these schools, and these
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 - Jimmy Deenihan, has welcomed the confirmation from his colleague, Mr Brian Hayes, TD, Minister of State with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works, that an allocation of €1,226,920 is being made available to Kerry County Council for repair and restoration programmes arising from the recent harsh weather.
This allocation is part of a national distribution of €19.6m for coastal protection and flood defence works in counties affected by recent severe weather between 13th December 2013 and 6th January 2014.
Jimmy Deenihan welcomes the allocation of €90,000 to Kerry County Council by Minister Mr. Phil Hogan for a dedicated Public Area Enhancement scheme
The allocation is in expectation of another busy summer tourist season. Jimmy Deenihan said that 2014 has been a challenging year so far for local authorities in terms of managing their public spaces due to the exceptionally inclement weather conditions we have experienced .
This additional, once-off fund is being provided to support local authorities’ efforts to prepare and maintain their public areas in an