23 October 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Cianna McNally

Funding of €155,000 for the Castleblayney area was warmly welcomed at the October meeting of Carrickmacross-Castleblayney Municipal District, which took place this week.

Monaghan Co Council made a successful application to the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government’s Rural Economic Development Zone (REDZ) pilot initiative and was granted €75,000. Carrickmacross-Castleblayney Municipal District councillors agreed on Monday to provide matching funding of €80,000 from the general Municipal fund which has been ringfenced for economic development. The money will benefit Castleblayney town and Lough Egish.

Speaking on Monday, Fine Gael councillor Aidan Campbell described the funding as a “welcome financial uplift.” He thanked Municipal District Co-ordinator Frances Matthews for her input into the project.

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