Declan Breathnach TD
Louth (and East Meath)

26th November 2018

Breathnach welcomes funding announced for projects in Louth under the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund

– €533,000 announced for project at Long Walk Quarter, Dundalk and a second amount to be confirmed for a project at Westgate Vision Drogheda –

Fianna Fáil TD for Louth and East Meath Declan Breathnach has welcomed today’s announcement of funding of €100 million for projects nationwide under the Urben Regeneration and Development Fund.

“The Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF) was established to support more compact and sustainable development, through the regeneration and rejuvenation of Ireland’s five cities and other large towns, in line with the objectives of the National Planning Framework and National Development Plan.

“Among the successful applications from Co. Louth is a project at Long Walk Quarter, Dundalk, with funding of €533,000.00 confirmed”.

“This funding was awarded in the category of Integrated Urban Development, and will go towards bringing new life into the Long Walk area, establishing new living and working quarters in the heart of the town centre.

“This is great news for the town of Dundalk, and alongside the on-going works in the Clanbrassil Street area, will be a very welcome addition to the area, in attracting more businesses and residents into the heart of the town.

“Funding has also been announced for a project proposal entitled Westgate Vision Drogheda.  An exact figure for the amount of funding announced has yet to be confirmed, I have made contact with the Department to establish the level of funding for this project.  Westgate Vision Drogheda will involve the urban design vision for the regeneration of this area of Drogheda, focusing on Narrow West Street and its environs.

“I am delighted that these two projects located in Dundalk and Drogheda have been included in the successful projects to receive funding”, concluded Breathnach.

Johanna Walsh, Office of Declan Breathnach T.D., Leinster House, Dublin 2 (Declan – 087 2697638)

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