27 February 2014

Fitzgerald backs local Tidy Towns Groups to have a “clean, green 2014”

Local TD Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for Children & Youth Affairs, has welcomed the recent meeting hosted by South Dublin Council to provide ideas for Tidy Towns, saying “this gives local groups the tools to have their best year yet in 2014”.

Minister Fitzgerald added:

“The work carried out by Tidy Towns groups is so vital, not only in terms of beautifying our neighbourhoods - it actually improves the quality of life of local residents.

“I will support these wonderful groups in any way I can. To that end, I have written to the Council asking them to give a detailed breakdown of all possible grants and funds available to Tidy Towns groups in 2014, and when these will be available. Investing in Tidy Towns is a no-brainer – every euro invested is returned with interest through the hard work done by volunteers.

“As Minister for Children & Youth Affairs, I wish to extend congratulations to all the young people getting involved in Tidy Towns, in particular Shane Byrne and his colleagues at North Clondalkin Tidy Towns who are doing such great work. Shane made a detailed and impassioned presentation at the Council’s meeting, and I hope plenty of local young people will follow in his footsteps and get involved in 2014”.