Funding welcome under the Rural Generation and Development Fund – SMITH

I welcome the allocation of substantial funding for local projects in Cavan and Monaghan under the Government’s Rural Regeneration and Development Fund.

This funding will enable –

  • Development of  tourism facilities and a remote working hub at the Market House Ballyconnell with grant aid of €794,700
  • Development of a Visitor Centre in Bailieborough including remote working and youth facilities with grant aid of €1.4million
  • Development of Enterprise Hub in Carrickmacross with grant aid of €3.1 million
  • Development of Enterprise Hub in Newbliss with grant aid of €1.39million.

These approvals are very welcome and will enhance considerably local infrastructure and assist in much needed job creation.  Renovating and modernising old buildings will bring worthwhile benefits to town centres.  Some years ago I was very glad that the then Minister for Defence responded positively to my representations to hand over the Market House in Ballyconnell to Cavan County Council and we will see this strategic building put to good use again.   

These decisions reflect the commitments outlined in the government’s recently published rural development policy. I compliment our local authorities and Community Groups  in advancing these projects to this stage, ” stated Brendan Smith TD.