News & Statements
DONEGAL TD JOE McHUGH WELCOMES JOBS BOOST FOR WEST OF THE COUNTY
Twelve staff to be recruited with new whiskey distillery and visitors’ centre at Coillín Darach, in Crolly. The boost that this investment will bring to the region should not be underestimated. The entrepreneurs behind the idea and support from Government and Údarás for this brilliant project will breathe new life back into an old landmark in west Donegal.
McHugh announces €884,000 in funding allocation under Local Improvement Scheme
€884,000 in funding has been secured for Local Improvement Schemes in Donegal. The funding will allow for the repair and improvement of small roads and laneways leading to local people’s homes and businesses that are not under the normal maintenance of the Local Authorities.
Minister McHugh opens new Cyber Security Centre of Excellence in Letterkenny
Cyber Risk Aware has opened at the CoLab at LYIT with an initial job creation of eight positions and plans to treble the workforce. The award-winning company chose Letterkenny as its location because of access to highly qualified local talent.
McHugh announces €129,800 funding boost for Donegal Volunteer Centre
Donegal Volunteer Centre plays a vital role in enabling volunteering locally, allowing them to give back to the community. The Centre publicises opportunities and facilitates volunteers who want to feel connected to their community. It helps foster a sense of involvement and promotes good citizenship. Since 2008 they have helped 2,500 people to volunteer across a range of areas in Donegal. Donegal Volunteer Centre provides good practice in volunteering and is a major asset to our county and our community. This funding of €129,800 will help them continue their incredible work in 2018
McHugh congratulates Milford crew as €400,000 Government-funded fire truck delivered
I congratulated the firefighters of Milford as they received their new €400,000 fire truck today. The new tender, built using a Scania P320 chasis,in Spiddal, Co Galway, will serve the Fanad and Rossguil peninsulas and surrounding areas. This new fire engine is one of 20 commissioned by Government around the country.
Letterkenny Tennis Club awarded €53,500 Government regional sports grant – McHugh
I am delighted to announce that Letterkenny Tennis Club has been awarded €53,500 in Government funding today. The club has ambitious plans to expand and enhance their site and to become a centre of excellence for the entire region, not just Donegal. I want to congratulate everyone associated with the tennis club in Letterkenny and wish them future success on and off the court.
Cabinet approves more than €1.7M to Council for initial flood clean-up – McHugh
THE Cabinet today approved more than €1.7M in payments to Donegal County Council to cover the costs of the initial clean-up after the Inishowen Flood. A payment of €1,729,122 will be made to the council in the coming days.
McHugh announces Towns and villages in Donegal set to benefit from €1.15M funding
13 Donegal projects are to receive €1.15M under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme. The funding will see funding to digital hubs in Kilcar, Carrigart/Downings and on Arranmore Island as well as ehancement schemes in Newtowncunningham, Falcarragh, Convoy, Ballyliffin, Burtonport, , Churchill, Dunkineely, Mountcharles, Rathmullan and St Johnston.
€14.5M for Donegal farmers under the Areas of Natural Constraints Scheme – McHugh
COUNTY DONEGAL farmers are set to benefit from €14,546,000 in funding under the Areas of Natural Constraints Scheme. “This funding will benefit 6,447 farmers across Donegal. I would like to thank my Fine Gael colleague, Minister Michael Creed for fighting hard to make this possible."
Minister McHugh announces funding release for new Gaelscoil Cois Feabhail premises in Moville
Gaelscoil Cois Feabhail Moville is to receive funding for necessary works including two mainstream classrooms, the refurbishment of existing two classrooms, two SET rooms, Principal’s Office, Staff room and General Office, Store room and Staff/Disabled Shower.