Feighan welcomes additional €213,258 for LIS Scheme to improve non-public rural roads

Senator Frank Feighan has welcomed a further €213,258 in funding to improve non-public rural roads in County Roscommon.

“I strongly welcome this additional funding from the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring. These monies follow on from an original allocation of €208,000 to Roscommon County Council in September as part of the Local Improvement Schemes in the county. More than €420,000 in funding is now available in Roscommon to allow for the repair and improvement of small roads and laneways leading to local people’s homes and businesses that are not under the normal maintenance of the Local Authorities. As Minister Ring has said, these roads give access to homes, farmyards, agricultural land and business premises, and are often heavily used, but because they fall outside of direct local authority control, many need upgrading. The Government hasn’t been in a position to adequately fund the LIS scheme for the last number of years but we made a commitment in the Programme for a Partnership Government that we would reinstate the scheme.”

“I am delighted now that this significant level of funding will address the updgrading of many of these roads across the county.”

Contact: Senator Feighan, (086) 8331234