Written answers

Thursday, 14 October 2021

Department of Rural and Community Development

Rural Schemes

Photo of Christopher O'SullivanChristopher O'Sullivan (Cork South West, Fianna Fail)
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24. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development if she will consider providing funding of the development of Schull town park; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [50134/21]

Photo of Heather HumphreysHeather Humphreys (Cavan-Monaghan, Fine Gael)
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The Town and Village Renewal Scheme is one of a number of measures that supports the revitalisation of Ireland's rural towns and villages. The scheme is administered through the Local Authorities.

This year, in line with Our Rural Future, a key focus of the scheme is to renovate derelict and vacant buildings in our town centres to bring them back into use as multipurpose spaces, remote working hubs or as residential accommodation.

The 2021 Scheme will also support projects to develop parks, green space and recreational amenities in town centres to make them vibrant hubs for community enjoyment and to increase footfall for local businesses.

An application for funding under this scheme was not received by my Department this year in respect of Schull Town Park. The Deputy may wish to explore, with Cork County Council, the works that are required in Schull Town Park, whether such works are eligible under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme, and the potential for an application under this or other schemes in future years.


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