More than €7 million has been approved for a range of urban redevelopment projects in cork city and county.
They include €750,000 for the Carrigaline Relief Road, €1.8 million for the redevelopment of the Passage West docks and almost €1 million to improve Midleton's main street.
88 projects are to be allocated a total of €100 million across the country under the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF).
In Cork a further €4 million was been approved for the early stages of other developments these include; a diaspora centre in Cobh, improvements to Carrigaline's streetscape and works to the Beamish & Crawford brewery plaza.
Tanáiste Simon Coveney welcomed the funding for Cork projects. “This is only phase one of monies from the Urban Fund but excellent bids for essential infrastructure means major Cork projects are getting the green light.”
“The whole idea with Project Ireland’s funds is that good ideas get money put behind them. This is only round one and Cork projects will be competing further in the coming rounds. For now though we will draw down the funds that have been won and get these essential projects moving.”
The next round of applications for funds will open in February 2019.