Over €300,000 Investment in Road Projects for West Cork Islands – Daly

August 5th 2018

Over €300,000 Investment in Road Projects for West Cork Islands – Daly

Cork South West Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Health, Jim Daly has today confirmed that Cork County Council has been awarded over €300,000 in funding from the Department of Heritage, Culture and the Gaeltacht to carry out road resurfacing and drainage works at Sherkin Island, Long Island, Whiddy Island, Bere Island and Heir Island.

Speaking on today’s announcement Minister Daly said, “My Ministerial College with special responsibility for Islands, Joe McHugh, has confirmed to me that funding in excess of €300,000 has been awarded to Cork County Council to carry out much needed road repairs and drainage works on the islands in West Cork.”

The funding will be used for road resurfacing, improvement works and drainage projects in West Cork’s islands. While Bere Island will also see road surfacing works but funding has also been allocated to a retaining wall and car park.

Concluding Minister Daly said, “Today’s announcement is just another example of the Government’s commitment to investing in rural Ireland. This investment of over €300,000 will give Cork County Council the means to begin the road works shortly. Throughout West Cork the Government are investing in our hospitals, our schools, our roads and in our communities and I will continue to drive further investment to West Cork as a member of this Government.”

 

ENDS

Sherkin –  Surface dressing and improvement works on 250m of L-4201 –  €9,000
Sherkin –  New surface on 700m and surface dressing on 700m of the L-8201-0 –  €47,250
Sherkin –  New surface on 500m of L-8202-0 –  €26,250
Whiddy –  Surface dressing & associated works on 750m of L-4701, and drainage works –  €52,500
Whiddy –  New surface and associated works on 400m of L-8702-0 – €21,000
Bere –  New surface on 1,320m of L-4922-0 –  €63,750
Long Island –  New surface on 650m and surface dressing on 950m of the L44077 and L-44077-1 –  €48,750
Bere –  Retaining wall and small car park –  €18,750
Heir Island –  New surface & associated works on 500m of L-8201-32 –  €26,250