Minister Moran secures €200k for Longford hub
Minister of State and Longford/Westmeath TD, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran has secured over €640k in funding for Longford under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme announced this morning.
Minister Moran was in Granard this morning together with Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, to make the announcement under the 2017 Town and Village Renewal Scheme.
Minister Moran said the scheme is a key part of the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development. In particular, Minister Moran said the he was delighted to secure funding of over €200k for the Longford hub.
“The funding for this excellent project right in the heart of Longford town will help foster the emergence and growth of new businesses in the creative industries such as ICT, design, interactive technologies etc. It will also help kick-start the economic regeneration in the northern end of Longford Town,” said Minister Moran.
“The Town and Village Renewal Scheme is all about creating jobs, developing and sustaining rural areas and ultimately keeping them alive and vibrant,” said Minister Moran.
The funding announced for Longford includes:
- Ardagh – walk – €42,400
- Ballymahon – Enhance and build on work already carried out – €58,240
- Edgeworthtown – Enterprise Hub – €80k
- Granard – Landscape – €31,200
- Lanesboro – Develop the infrastructure for free Wi-Fi – €30k
- Lisryan – Village Enhancement Work – €51,200
- Longford Creative Hub – Creative Hub – €200k
- Mullinlaghta – Enhancement – €48,360
- Newtowncashel – Village enhancement – €20k
- Newownforbes – Village enhancement – €76k