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€875,000 Allocated For Upgrade Of Rural Roads In the Midlands

It'll go towards repairs and improvements to small, non-public roads and laneways.

€845,000 is being allocated for the upgrade of rural roads in the midlands.

It'll go towards repairs and improvements to small, non-public roads and laneways - to improve access to homes, farms, and outdoor amenities like lakes, rivers and mountains.

Offaly is getting the largest portion, just short of €300,000 - followed by Laois, with €270,000 - and €276,000 is going to Westmeath.

Minister of Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys says she's working to secure further funding this year and is urging local authorities to use the funding announced today as soon as possible.

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