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-  Joe McHugh

Minister McHugh announces €15M for notorious ‘Blue Banks’ section of the N56

“I am absolutely delighted with this news and I am delighted to be in a position as Government Minister to announce it. This busy section of road serves north and west Donegal including Glenveagh National Park, Gaoth Dobhair, Creeslough, Rosgoill, Dunfanaghy, Falcarragh and the Wild Atlantic Way. Funding of €12.56 Million has been allocated for the new road with another €2.71 Million for Irish Water to replace both the existing principle water supply from Lough Salt to Letterkenny and the distribution mains for the entire area including Rathmullan.

-  Joe McHugh

McHugh welcomes €121,000 heritage funding to range of Co Donegal projects

“I am delighted to announced that my colleague Minister Heather Humphreys has allocated just over €121,000 to 10 heritage projects in Donegal in the latest round of funding. I am particularly pleased at the funding announced for Rathmullan Abbey and St Columb’s Church in Ballynally and funding for repair of a town house on Church Lane in Letterkenny."

-  Joe McHugh

McHugh welcomes Seafood Grant Awards To Donegal Seafood Companies

Minister Joe McHugh has welcomed substantial funding released today to a number of Donegal seafood companies. Six local companies received €721,188 of the total national grants announcement of €1.3M. Four companies received substantial funding under the Sustainable Aquaculture Scheme.

-  Joe McHugh

Works given go-ahead at Two Donegal National Schools – McHugh

SN na Carraige in Carrick has been given funding to carry out electrical works at the school. Funding is also being released to St Peter’s National School in Mountcharles to carry out external environmental improvements.

-  Joe McHugh

McHugh calls for 1916 Commemoration Medals for all Fire Service personnel

“The fire services are unique in that they are run by the Local Authorities of the country and aren’t a national organisation in the same way as the Defence Forces and An Garda Síochána,” said Minister McHugh. “I think this has been an oversight and rather than relying on Local Authorities to recognise the role of the fire service during the 2016 commemorative year in their area, I believe there should also be a national award.

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