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Minister welcomes funding for Fingal village ‘health checks’

The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD, has welcomed the €45,936 in funding which has been allocated to Fingal County Council under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.

The allocation will provide funding for two ‘village health checks’ one in Naul and the other in Oldtown in North County Dublin. A village health check essentially surveys the development needs and potential for a village. It looks at areas such as amenities, public realm, infrastructure and services and identifies specific projects for future funding.

Commenting Minister O’Brien said, “I welcome this funding today which will ultimately pave the way for future applications to funding streams which help to breathe new life into towns and villages across the country.

“Oldtown and Naul are two villages I regularly visit along with Councillors Brian Dennehy and Adrian Henchy and the communities in both villages are extremely active and work for the betterment of their respective areas.

“This year’s Town and Village Renewal Scheme, places a strong emphasis on projects which tackle vacancy and dereliction and breathe new life back into their areas. There is also a strong focus on remote working projects aimed at attracting remote workers to relocate.

“I will be a strong advocate for further applications for our towns and villages in North County Dublin,” he concluded.

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