• Almost one million euro in funding has been announced this morning for local road improvements in county Mayo.

    Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring has allocated 988,235 euro under the LIS scheme, in a second tranche of funding under the scheme this year.

    Last February Mayo received 855,000 euro in LIS (Local Improvement Scheme) funding.

    Residents living along these local roads, not in the charge of Mayo county council, must also make a contribution towards the scheme to have their local road improved.

    Minister Ring told Midwest News today that 150 roads in Mayo have been done under this scheme since he re-introduced the scheme.

  • Funding of almost €780,000 has been announced today to improve private rural roads in Mayo through the Local Improvement Scheme.

    Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring has confirmed that he has allocated €778,496 to Mayo County Council for improvement to rural non-public roads in Mayo under the 2019 LIS.

    Minister Ring says that over 155 roads in Mayo have been improved and upgraded since the scheme was re-introduced in 2017.

    He has also confirmed that he has amended the scheme, so that participants will pay a maximum contribution of €1,200.


    Galway East TD and Minister of State for Rural Affairs Seán Canney has announced Government funding for the county's local roads under the Local Improvement Scheme.

    Galway County has received €856,959 for minor roads that do not fall under the jurisdiction of the county council.

    In Roscommon funding of €355,104 has been allocated for private and non-public roads, funding which has been welcomed by local Independent TD Denis Naughten.