Written answers

Thursday, 23 June 2022

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Regional Development

Photo of Eoin Ó BroinEoin Ó Broin (Dublin Mid West, Sinn Fein)
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66. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government his plans with respect to funding and support for the four Limerick regeneration areas post the end of the current projects in 2024. [33085/22]

Photo of Darragh O'BrienDarragh O'Brien (Dublin Fingal, Fianna Fail)
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The Limerick Regeneration Framework Implementation Plan (LRFIP), launched in September 2013, provides a roadmap for the regeneration of Limerick over a 10 year period, integrating measures relating to the physical, social and economic environment.

Good progress continues to be made on the implementation of the physical programme, and Limerick City and County Council is progressing a number of projects through the approval process and on to site, while adding further projects to its delivery pipeline.

The Social Intervention Fund is an integral part of the overall approach to regeneration, and it helps to leverage additional mainstream funding for the benefit of the areas.  As the regeneration programme continues to move forward, I expect that Limerick City and County Council will continue to monitor the impact of all the measures. 

In addition, I have asked the Council to develop a strategy for the future funding of these important initiatives so that the benefits of regeneration can be built upon and carried on into the years ahead post 2023.  Until a strategy is agreed, it would be premature to decide what form future supports will take.

My Department remains committed to working with the Council to sustain the benefits being achieved through the implementation of projects under the regeneration programme.


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