Funding for Mungret project

first_imgCelebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick NewsLocal NewsFunding for Mungret projectBy Alan Jacques – February 28, 2014 851 Advertisement TAGSCllr James CollinsLimerick County CouncilMungret CollegeMusic Limerick Twitter #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy LIMERICK County Council’s commitment to provide new schools and a public park on the 200 acre site around Mungret College has been backed up by an initial funding allocation from the local authority.Last week Limerick County Council announced that it had purchased the site for educational and recreational use and funding of €180,000 has now been allocated from the development fund towards the development of a public park.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Local Fianna Fáil councillor James Collins (FF), who has campaigned for these facilities for several year, welcomed the initial round of funding which was announced at last Monday’s monthly council meeting.“The provision of schools and a park are the biggest issues in Raheen, Dooradoyle and Mungret. I am delighted that a suitable site has now been secured for a local park and schools campus at Mungret College. We have earmarked these sites for the establishment of a new campus incorporating a neighbourhood park and new schools,” Cllr Collins announced.“The Part 8 planning process is due to happen in April and I would urge local community groups to participate and have their say. This is positive news for the local communities as we now plan to have a neighbourhood park similar to the park in Castletroy,” he said.A further €125,000 was also allocated by Limerick County Council to facilitate a distributor road to open up school sites and development lands at Mungret.“Some local primary schools have been in temporary prefabs for some time. We have provided the sites and it is now up to the Department of Education to provide them with new schools buildings at Mungret College.“In addition to these facilities, I am continuing my campaign for the provision of a new secondary school for the Raheen, Dooradoyle, and Mungret area. I am calling on the Minister for Education to sanction a new secondary school for the area immediately,” Cllr Collins stated.“Ancillary facilities such as a cycle lanes and footpaths will be put in place so that these new facilities can be accessed safely,” he concluded. 900 homes with go-ahead still on drawing board Email #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ center_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Print Previous articleAppeal for missing 21-year-old Limerick manNext articleEU project gets to the ‘art’ of the matter in Limerick Alan Jacques WhatsApp Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Linkedinlast_img