Funding For West Clare Group Water Scheme

From: Dunphy Public Relations
Published: Tue Aug 26 2008

The Minister expressed confidence that the funding would help address some of the outstanding concerns of 121 households in Drumelihy, Cree, Cahermurphy and Cooraclare.

‘This allocation will enable a total value of works amounting to EUR1,229,549 to be carried out. The remainder will be funded by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government and by private contributions from the Group members’, stated Minister Killeen.

The Junior Agriculture Minister continued, ‘A total of 121 households will benefit from the schemes with savings of EUR2,528.67 per household. This brings to 769 the number of domestic connections, which have been approved funding from CLÁR in Clare from 2002 to date under this scheme’.

He added, ‘This latest CLÁR funding announcement is a further indication of the Government’s commitment to the provision of necessary infrastructure in rural parts of County Clare’.

The CLÁR programme is a targeted investment programme for rural areas that suffered more than a 35% drop in population between 1926 and 2002. The programme covers parts of 22 counties and all of Co. Leitrim and benefits a population of nearly 727,000.

CLÁR schemes cover a wide variety of developments such as village, housing and schools enhancement, electricity conversion, roads, water supply, sewerage disposal, health, coastal, sports and community projects.


Notes to Editor:
- Tony Killeen T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (with special responsibility for Fisheries and Forestry), is available for interview and further comment on 0035387-2525304. Alternatively please contact Mark Dunphy of Dunphy Public Relations on 00353868534900 or
- High-resolution images of Minister Killeen are available

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