An extra €18 million euro is being allocated to local authorities to assist in repairing regional and local roads damaged by severe weather events.

Transport Minister Shane Ross has announced an additional €18 million Special Maintenance Grant to assist local authorities in repairing roads following storms and flooding over the past year.

Under the measure, €1.1 million is being allocated to Galway County Council, €600,000 for Sligo County Council, half a million euro for Roscommon County Council and €375,000 for Mayo County Council.

West Mayo FG Councillor Tereasa McGuire has welcomed the funding, and says Mayo County Council will prioritise which roads need repairs urgently....

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