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Local road funding isn't enough despite criticism of allocations says Councillor

Aug 16, 2021 17:08 By News Northern Sound
Local road funding isn't enough despite criticism of allocations says Councillor Local road funding isn't enough despite criticism of allocations says Councillor
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There's been criticism but some say local counties still aren't getting enough.

A Cavan Councillor says the funding the county has received for road works still isn't enough to tackle the waiting list.

Local Minister Heather Humphreys has been criticised for a perceived favouritism of Cavan and Monaghan in the allocation of funding under the Local Improvement Scheme.

Speaking on The Joe Finnegan Show today, Roscommon TD and Sinn Féin's spokesperson on Rural Affairs Claire Kerrane said this is an example of "the politics of old":

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Cavan and Monaghan received almost €1.9 million of the €10.5 million allocated in the second round of funding.

However, local Councillors say while the funding is welcome, it's still not enough to clear the backlog on the waiting list.

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Speaking on The Wider View today, Fianna Fail Councillor in west Cavan John Paul Feeley said this to those who have been critical of the allocations:

The Sunday Times yesterday reported that Minister Humphreys said the funding was allocated on a local authority's ability to carry out the works this year.

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The office of Minister Heather Humphreys has been contacted for comment.

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