Communities & Revitalising Rural Ireland

Communities & Revitalising Rural Ireland

 

 

• After Fianna Fáil closed the Garda Training College in Templemore, Fine Gael reopened it in 2014
• 3,200 new Gardaí will be recruited over the next 4 years
• New facility for Domestic Violence Refuge at Cope Galway, received €1.1 million for restoration
• Operation Thor was launched in 2015, burglary crimes have decreased significantly and there have been 4,000 arrests connected to a range of offences
• We will launch Community CCTV Schemes to combat rural crime and invest in the Senior Alert Scheme and continue to support the Neighbourhood Watch and Text Alert Schemes for vulnerable older people living alone
• We have committed to increasing the number of GP’s in rural communities, allowing rural dwellers better access to vital health services
• We will deliver 18 new primary care centres in rural Ireland and support the establishment of primary care teams to allow people to avail of a comprehensive range of health and social care services in their local areas
• The Repair and Leasing Scheme is one of a number of initiatives we are undertaking to address vacant properties around the country. This scheme targets vacant properties and secures them for social housing, by financing the cost of repairs
• Other initiatives include the Buy and Renew Scheme which provides funding for local authorities to purchase vacant properties, remediate them and make them available for social housing use
• We will invest more than €28 million in towns, villages and rural recreation projects in 2017. At least 200 towns and villages will benefit from funding this year. We will inject funding into rural areas through:
• The Town and Village Renewal Scheme which supports the regeneration of rural towns and villages
• The CLÁR Programmes (which was closed by Fianna Fáil) for small-scale infrastructure projects in disadvantaged rural areas. Among the areas covered under CLÁR include safety measures for schools and community facilities and playgrounds
• Built Heritage Scheme which helps owners and occupiers of protected structures and significant heritage buildings
• Funding will also be provided for Heritage Council Schemes and a variety of rural recreations projects
• A further round of Sports Capital Programme (which was closed by Fianna Fáil) will provide €30 million to develop sports clip
• Find out more: Revitalising Rural Ireland www.finegael.ie/our-priorities/rural-ireland/

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