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Less money for Clare’s roads

CLARE County Council will receive a reduced Regional and Local Roads Grant Allocation for the coming year. Figures provided on Friday showed that the Council will receive a total of €11.922 million in its Regional and Local Roads Grant Allocation.  A spokesman for the Council said that this contrasts with a initial grant of €13.047 million at the start of 2013. That figure was supplemented by an extra grant of almost €2 million which was provided mid way through the year. There will also be grants of €339,200 to Ennis Town Council and one of €115,000 to Kilrush Town Council. Also a sum of €195,000 has been provided for low cost safety improvement grants for works at eight locations around the county. A cut to the county’s road funding for 2014 had been widely expected. Clare TD Pat Breen said; “Road maintenance and repair in 2014 must be priority given the damage to our road infrastructure following Storm Christine and while the Department …

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