€16,185,841 million allocated to the Clare Local Development Company – BREEN

May 22nd, 2013 - Pat Breen

Clare TD and Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade has welcomed the news today (Tuesday) welcomed the news that the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan has released the remaining €70 million of the revised Allocations under the Leader of the Rural Development Programme 2007-2013, which will see €16,185,841 million released to the Clare Local Development Company Limited.

“Following the completion of the review of the Leader Programme €90 million funding for the LEADER elements of the Rural Development Programme 2007-2013 was released initially and I am pleased to be informed by the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan T.D. today that the remaining €70 million of the revised allocations has now been released.

As a result of this decision, the Clare Local Development Company’s revised allocation for RDP for 2009-2013 is €16,175,841, which is the second highest allocation nationally.

This is good news for Communities right across Clare. Since 2009 350 Leader Projects have been approved by the Clare Local Development Company. Last year funding to the tune of €5.8 million was made available to the various Clare Leader projects. The development of the County Camogie Grounds, the construction of a Community and Cultural Centre in Kilkishen and the refurbishment of the Killimer Parish Hall were just some of the projects which benefitted.

The Rural Development Programme is playing an important role in improving the quality of life in rural areas and is very much focused on developing micro-enterprises, rural services, rural recreation and rural tourism and this funding is playing a critical role in sustaining our rural areas and is making a real difference.”

ENDS

The revised Allocations pre Local Development Company are detailed underneath.
Local Development Company Revised RDP Allocation for 2009-2013
Avondhu/ Blackwater Partnership Limited €7,251,112
Ballyhoura Development Limited €18,502,053
Carlow County Development Partnership Limited €7,444,015
Cavan Partnership Ltd. & County Monaghan Area Partnership €9,923,866
Clare Local Development Company Limited €16,175,841
Comhar na nOileáin Teoranta €6,825,171
Donegal Local Development Company Limited €12,775,727
Fingal LEADER Partnership €6,217,667
FORUM Connemara €7,734,929
Galway Rural Development Company Limited €12,211,887
Inishowen Development Partnership €7,410,663
I.R.D. Duhallow €12,839,050
Kildare (Cill Dara ar Aghaidh Teoranta) €10,642,073
County Kilkenny LEADER Partnership Limited €13,319,465
Laois Community & Enterprise Development Company Limited €9,465,731
Leitrim Integrated Development Company €10,257,659
Longford Community Resources Limited €7,026,574
Louth LEADER Partnership €7,075,178
Mayo North East LEADER Partnership Company Teoranta €9,535,062
Meath Partnership €15,051,583
North & East Kerry LEADER Partnership Teoranta €8,937,452
North Tipperary LEADER Partnership Company €12,917,884
Offaly Integrated Local Development Company €10,828,856
Roscommon Integrated Development Company €11,230,957
County Sligo LEADER Partnership Company €9,788,645
South East Cork Area Development Limited €10,532,187
South Kerry Development Partnership Limited €9,998,740
South Tipperary Local Development Company Limited €12,405,282
South West Mayo Development Company Limited €10,361,827
Waterford LEADER Partnership Limited €11,177,988
West Cork Development Partnership €12,465,076
West Limerick Resources €9,007,256
Westmeath Community Development €8,798,346
Wexford Local Development €11,583,749
Wicklow Partnership €8,908,698