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Fermoy is cleanest town in 2018 League as littered city areas fail to improve

While almost all of Ireland’s main towns are clean, pockets of our cities continue to be littered and are not improving, according to the final litter survey of 2018 by business group Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL). Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton, presented the awards at the ceremony, crowning Fermoy as the cleanest town among those ranked according to litter levels in 2018, with Waterford City again Ireland’s cleanest city.

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Minister Eoghan Murphy officially opens new Social Housing Schemes in Donegal

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy TD visited Donegal to officially open four new social housing schemes and turn the sod on two new social housing developments representing an overall investment of almost €23m in Social Housing provision in Donegal under the Rebuilding Ireland Programme.

Speaking at the official opening the Minister said,” I am delighted to be here in Donegal to see first-hand the fine work the Council are doing in the delivery of new social homes through their own construction programme and in partnership with both private developers through turnkey scheme and with Approved Housing Bodies. I will be turning the sod on two construction schemes and will also be officially opening a further four social housing schemes at various locations across the county. In all there are 115 new homes being delivered which will provide high quality homes to cater for the different housing demands arising in Donegal, they will be, without doubt, a very welcome addition to the social housing stock in Donegal. These schemes show what Donegal County Council, and local authorities are capable of doing in delivering high quality housing through the funding support available under Rebuilding Ireland.”

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Indaver Community Grant Scheme 2018

Indaver recognises the hard work, dedication and passion demonstrated by the local community. One of Indaver’s core values is concern for people, safety and the environment – 'we all want to help in the develop and improve the local area'.

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Department Publishes Quarter 3 Social Housing Data on a Council-by-Council basis

The Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government has collated detailed social housing figures in relation to each local authority area.

The Spreadsheet below, Social Housing – Targets, output, pipeline by Local Authority, gives the following figures:

    •    Numbers on the Social housing list
    •    Social housing targets
    •    Social housing delivery (broken down by build, acquisition, leasing, HAP / RAS)
    •    Social housing construction pipeline

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Minister Ross welcomes €338m funding for National Roads

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD, welcomed confirmation from Transport Infrastructure Ireland that, as a result of funding he secured in Budget 2019, it has approved national road schemes to a value of €338m. This will enable some of the key projects listed in the Capital Plan to now advance to construction phase such as Ballyvourney to Macroom and Westport to Turlough. The €338m includes for €319m for improvement works, and nearly €18m in maintenance. This is the first tranche of funding allocated by TII.

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