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Longford received third lowest road maintenance funding nationally this year

Dec 5, 2022 13:12 By Shannonside News
Longford received third lowest road maintenance funding nationally this year Longford received third lowest road maintenance funding nationally this year
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Longford has recorded one of the lowest funding levels for road repairs in the country, with 6.7 million euro provided to the council so far this year.

Longford County Council received the third lowest amount nationally in Government grants towards the improvement and maintenance of regional and local roads.

Figures presented in the Dail this week show a breakdown of the government's funding of each County Council's road repairs to date in 2022.

Works on local and regional roads are funded from a local authority's own budget but are highly subsidised by state grants. Over 447 million euro was allocated in total to county and city councils nationwide, with 31 million euro of that directed to Longford, Leitrim and Roscommon Councils. Roscommon County Council have received the highest local supplement grants to date at 14.2 million euro. That's followed by the local authority in Leitrim, where their road works budget included 10.4 million euro in government funding. However Longford has recorded one of the lowest funding levels for road repairs in the country, with 6.7 million euro provided to the council so far this year.

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Cork County Council recorded the highest allocation to date in 2022, with over 45 million euro ringfenced for local and regional road works.

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