Minister Joe O’Brien Announces Town and Village Renewal Funding for Donabate and Rush

14th December, 2022

  • Rush to receive €100,000 under the Streetscape Enhancement Measure
  • Donabate to receive €36,000 to support the urban area of Donabate

Minister Joe O’Brien has today (Tuesday, 14th December) welcomed funding for Donabate and Rush under his Department’s Town and Village Renewal Scheme, part of a record €27 million allocation to the Scheme.

The funding will combat dereliction and breathe new life into rural towns and villages.

The announcement represents the largest ever investment under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme and will see a range of landmark projects delivered across Ireland.

Announcing the grants, Minister of State Joe O’Brien said:

“I am delighted to see that two towns in Fingal are due to received grants under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme from my Department. The scheme is designed to breathe new life into our town centres, and to help make towns an attractive and vibrant place to live, do business, work, and shop. 

“This funding is coming as part of the largest allocation to the Town and Village Renewal Scheme to date. This shows our commitment to revitalising our town centres and tackling seriously vacancy and dereliction on our main streets. I’m very pleased that Donabate and Rush are among the towns selected for include shopfront improvements, painting, signage replacement, lighting, and green enhancements.

“Rush is one of the 26 towns across the country that will benefit from the Streetscapes Enhancement Initiative under the Scheme. This initiative will provide retailers and property owners with grants that they can use to improve the facades of their buildings, carry out artwork or install features such as street furniture or canopies.

“I look forward to seeing works commence in Rush and Donabate.”