6 January 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard


FINE Gael Dail deputy for Cavan/Monaghan Sean Conlan has succeeded in getting Department approval for a major allocation of €2.18 million for a long awaited major residential care complex, which will include a group centre and ten housing units, for adults in need of special care, to be built at Castleblayney.
This is seen as a huge New Year boost for the Mid-Monaghan town and the wider Cavan/Monaghan constituency, where there has been an ongoing demand for such a centre over a protracted eight-year term.
The project, which was spearheaded by the very proactive Castleblayney Care group, will benefit many people with special needs from throughout counties Monaghan and Cavan and beyond.
The project will comprise a group home, as well as ten individual housing units for people with special needs in the region, and will be built at a well appointed site at Drumillard, a short distance from the Blayney town centre.
Castleblayney Care, based in the mid-Monaghan town, is an organisation which has been campaigning for eight years for the provision of such a residential care facility.
Deputy Conlan has revealed that, in view of the current financial constraints on government spending, the project is the final scheme to receive any capital funding from the Department of the Environment, until 2013!
Full report in The Northern Standard

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