Thursday, 16 December 2021
Department of Rural and Community Development
641. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the status of a project (details supplied) in County Mayo; the progress since being announced; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [62486/21]
The Rural Regeneration and Development Fund provides funding for the development and construction of capital projects in towns and villages and rural areas across Ireland. To date, 164 projects have been approved for funding of €255m for projects costing over €347m.
The Phase 1 Regeneration of the Sisters of Mercy Convent Site and Adjacent lands project was approved for funding under the third call for Category 1 applications, which was completed in April 2021. The lead party for the project is Mayo County Council. Following the completion of the due diligence process, the project was approved in principle for funding in of €8,278,682. I understand that the project is currently in the design, planning and procurement stage. If more detailed information is required on the progress of the project, I would advise the Deputy to contact the Council directly.