EUR700k For East Clare Health Projects

From: Dunphy Public Relations
Published: Thu Sep 25 2008

The Community, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs and Health Service Executive (HSE) have granted funds totalling EUR140k and EUR560k to An Ghrianan in Bridgetown and Scariff Health Centre respectively.

Welcoming the announcement, Minister of State Tony Killeen said that the funds would help to develop, refurbish and improve health centres and facilities in each of the local communities involved.

He explained, ‘The funds allocated to An Ghrianan, Brookside Lodge, Bridgetown, O'Brien's Bridge, will be used to provide and install play equipment and an appropriate ground surface, as well as to refurbish the grounds. Meanwhile, it is intended that the funding provided to Scariff Health Centre will be used to provide a new extension, rewiring, roof repairs, refurbishment of grounds and a clinical room with storage.’

Minister of State Killeen said he was confident that the new round of funding for health projects would make a significant contribution towards the health and well being of the CLÁR communities in O’Briensbridge and Scariff.

The Junior Agriculture Minister said, ‘The two projects that will receive funding through the new HSE CLÁR Programme are important to each of the local communities involved and support the Government’s commitment to improving quality of life in rural areas. The Programme is an excellent example of effective cross-departmental and cross agency co-operation that will help improve health services in rural areas.’


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 on request
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