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Cootehill bank to be developed into remote working and community hub

Jul 11, 2022 12:07 By News Northern Sound
Cootehill bank to be developed into remote working and community hub Cootehill bank to be developed into remote working and community hub
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Minister Humphreys says the scheme is about, "taking those old run-down buildings that have been lying idle for far too long and giving them a new lease of life."

The former Bank of Ireland building in Cootehill is to be transformed into a remote working and community facility under a new  7.5 million package, announced by Minister Heather Humphries earlier today.

The initiative is part of the Government's Town and Village Renewal Scheme which will bring a total of 36 vacant and derelict properties nationwide into the community use.

Speaking to Northern Sound, the local Minister says the scheme is all about "tackling" the scourge of vacancy and dereliction across rural towns and villages.

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While the former Cootehill bank is among the first set of properties selected, Minister Humphries revealed that Cavan County Council are working closely to finalise another property shortly.

She described the news as "positive" adding that it will be "great" to see the doors of the former bank open in the Cavan town once again

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