Independent TD for Roscommon-Galway Michael Fitzmaurice welcomed the news that Roscommon County Council is to receive €780,000 in funding under the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF).

The URDF was launched as part of the Project Ireland 2040 earlier this year.

Deputy Fitzmaurice welcomed the fact that Roscommon County Council was among the 88 successful projects to be allocated a total of €100 million in funding.

Almost 200 applications had been submitted to the fund – which aims to stimulate new residential and commercial development in Ireland’s larger cities and towns – in recent months.

It is understood that the 2019 funding allocation received by Roscommon County Council will go towards projects in the Market Square and on the Main Street.

Commenting on the news, Deputy Fitzmaurice said: “I would like to welcome the funding boost received by Roscommon County Council recently under the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF).

“As a rural TD and a member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Rural and Community Development, you are always fighting to get additional funds for rural parts of Ireland.

“Hopefully, the funding made available to Roscommon County Council will result in projects which will provide real benefits to people living and working in the town.”

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