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Over €1 million announced for six local projects through Shared Island Funding

Sep 29, 2022 16:09 By News Northern Sound
Over €1 million announced for six local projects through Shared Island Funding Over €1 million announced for six local projects through Shared Island Funding
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More than €4.3m has been allocated to 15 lead Local Authorities in the Republic.

Over €1 million has been announced for six local projects through Shared Island Funding.

An Taoiseach Micheal Martin made the announcement in Cavan this afternoon for the Local Authority Development Funding Scheme.

More than €4.3m has been allocated to 15 lead Local Authorities in the South, working in partnership with 9 Councils in Northern Ireland to develop collaborative cross-border investment projects over the next 12 months.

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€250,000 is going towards the development of SME innovation clusters in agri-tech, agri-food and advanced manufacturing in Cavan, Monaghan and three councils across the border.

Two projects led by Cavan were successful, with the Development of Castlesaunderson and Castle Caldwell receiving 250,000.

While a cross-border masterplan for Cuilcagh is to benefit from €150,000 in funding.

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€150,000 is also being invested in a feasibility study for local authorities to develop zero carbon HGV roadmaps.

€148,000 has been announced for restoring boglands in the east border region, while €145,000 is being put into developing sustainable tourism and outdoor recreation on Sliabh Beagh.

The announcement has been welcomed by local Oireachtas members.

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