Match Funding For €7.98M Two Part Project Effectively In Place

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Tipperary town Revitalisation Task force manager Michael Begley says that match funding for the two part project approved for €7.98M in Rural Regeneration Funding yesterday is effectively in place. The stakeholders in the project will provide the match funding estimated at €1.9M –  the exact amount required is dependent on the degree of funding from central government – which was only confirmed yesterday  – and on agreeing the project costs with the Department of Rural and Community Development.

An earlier statement from Tipperary County Council had indicated that it was providing €1.9M in match funding – this statement has now been withdrawn with apologies. The Council did provide extensive support in preparing the planning application and the funding application and will oversee the delivery of the project. Speaking earlier today on Tipp Mid West Radio  Mr Begley extended thanks to all that helped with the application especially to Council Engineer Frank Cussen who oversees projects for the Council in the Tipperary Cahir Cashel MD.    

The former Civic Offices at Dan Breen House are to be redeveloped to support a range of youth programmes and training opportunities.  The former Courthouse & Bridewell on Michael Street will be transformed into a day service location for adults with intellectual disabilities in partnership with the Moorehaven Centre headquartered on O’Brien Street.  Moorehaven provides a broad range of supports and services to 120 users and expects to expand it’s operations in the future.  Moorehaven will be the new custodians of the former Courthouse/Bridewell complex

Mr Begley says the Council will also proceed with two Part 8 Planning applications later this year for the Sologhead to Limerick Junction Walkway across fields owned by Tipperary Co-Op and Tipperary Racecourse and for the upgrade works to The Plan public area at Redmond Square in Tipperary town.

Fianna Fáil Local Election candidate for Cashel-Tipperary, Jacqui Finnan, is the latest to welcome the allocation of funding for the project.  Ms Finnan says the project will stimulate and sustain employment opportunities and new economic activity in the town and adds that the expanded education and training facility  will give youths and adults so many opportunities.