Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring has today been informed by Minister of State for the Gaeltacht Dinny McGinley that he has approved funding for roads on Clare Island and on Inishbiggle. In relation to Inishbiggle, funding is being provided for 75 per cent of the overall cost of the roads with €45,000 being allocated. In relation to Clare Island, again 75 per cent is being approved for the overall cost of the work and they will be receiving €60,750.
“This funding is very badly needed for those roads. I wish to thank Minister of State Dinny McGinley for making this allocation. I would also make mention of the fact that both Cllr Austin Francis O’Malley and Cllr Gerry Coyle have both visited those islands and they had made very strong representations for funding for these roads,” concluded Minister Ring.