Breen welcomes Minister Commitment to fund 2nd phase regeneration of John Paul Estate.

May 7th, 2009 - Pat Breen

Fine Gael’s Deputy Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Clare T.D Pat Breen has welcomed the commitment of the Minister of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government John Gormley to provide funding for the 2nd phase regeneration of John Paul Estate in Kilrush.

Minister Gormley has confirmed to Deputy Breen that funding has been made available to Kilrush Town Council to advance the project and that his Department is currently in discussions with the Town Council in relation to a number of issues.

“This is very welcome news for the town of Kilrush.  The 1st phase of the regeneration project was a huge success and the 2nd stage will compliment this.  There is a severe shortage of social housing in the Town and this project will provide a much needed jobs boost during the construction phase.”

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Chun an Aire Comhshaoil, Oidhreachta agus Rialtais Áitiúil:
To the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government:

To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if funding for a project (details supplied) will be made available; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
–    Pat Breen.

For WRITTEN answer on Wednesday, 6th May, 2009.

Ref No:   17584/09 and 17668/09

John Paul Estate in Kilrush, Co. Clare. Will funding be made available for the 2nd phase of this regeneration as it is important to compliment the successful 1st phase and to deal with the severe shortage of housing in the Kilrush Area.

REPLY

Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government (Mr. M. Finneran):

My Department has informed Kilrush Town Council that it is favourably disposed towards advancing the proposed project at John Paul Estate under the Remedial Works Programme 2009-2011.

Information requested from the Council by my Department concerning design, costing and phasing of the project has recently been received and a number of issues arising are currently the subject of discussion with the Council.  Funding has been made available to Kilrush Town Council from the Social Housing Investment Programme to advance the project this year.