Minister Joe O’Brien welcomes funding of €15K for Rush Playground

8th April, 2022

Minister Joe O’Brien welcomed funding awarded to St. Catherine’s Park Playground Rush of €15,191 under funding announced this week to Local Authorities across Ireland for the refurbishment of existing playgrounds and the development of new playgrounds and new play areas.

Minister O’Brien commented:

I am delighted that St. Catherine’s Park Playground in Rush is to receive funding in the sum of €15,191 which will enhance this wonderful amenity for all in our community to enjoy.  Children’s playgrounds and play areas should be places of fun and activity for all children to enjoy, so that every child can experience the joy and excitement that comes with playing outdoors.

“This is so welcome, particularly the focus on accessibility and inclusivity of play spaces for all children. Our play areas should cater to all children, including those with different physical and sensory abilities.

“The last census in 2016 recorded 25,000 children under 4 years old in the county of Fingal, and this number is very likely to increase in the current census, hence why our play infrastructure needs to be boosted accordingly.

€450,000 has been awarded to Local Authorities across Ireland by my colleague Minister Roderic O’Gorman’s Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth for the refurbishment of existing playgrounds and the development of new playgrounds and new play areas. Local Authorities will benefit from funding for 30 projects under the Capital Grant Scheme in 2022.

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