Government funding of more than €6 million has been allocated to Galway under an urban regeneration initiative designed to rejuvenate Ireland’s largest cities and towns.

A €2.7-million upgrade of the Martin Roundabout at the end of the M6 motorway is included in the allocation, while a further €2.9 million will be spent on improvements to the city’s walking and cycling infrastructure.

The investment was welcomed by Fine Gael TD for Galway West Hildegarde Naughton, who said additional funding for the city would follow as part of Project Ireland 2040.

Three other Galway projects at an early stage of development also benefited from government funding as part of the allocation. These will each share funding pots of €708,000 with two other projects.

They include plans for the regeneration of Galway City Inner Harbour, Sandy Road, and the redevelopment of NUI Galway buildings in Nun’s Island.

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