€23 million euro has been announced in funding nationally under Community Involvement Grant Programme for regional and local road projects.

Applications were sought from local authorities for suitable schemes for inclusion and the response from local authorities was very positive, according to the Minister Shane Ross, with a large number of proposals received.

The average community contribution proposed is about 19%. The community input can be either by way of a financial contribution or works.

321,000 euro has been secured under the scheme for four projects in the village of Knockmore.

Local Fine Gael councillor Neil Cruise told Midwest News the funding is very welcome and includes the extension of the footpath in the village.

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