21 January 2016

Fitzgerald welcomes reopening of swimming pool funding

Fitzgerald welcomes reopening of swimming pool funding

Frances Fitzgerald, local TD for Lucan has warmly welcomed today's announcement by the Minister for Sports Michael Ring TD that the government funding scheme for local authority swimming pools has now reopened for the first time since 2000.

Letters have issued to all local authorities seeking applications for a limited number of new pools. The deadline for applications is 29th January.

Frances stated: "As local TD I have been a consistent supporter of the campaign for a Lucan Swimmign Pool. Last year I facilitated a meeting between Minister for Sports Michael Ring and the CEO of South Dublin County Council Danny McLoughlin to seek to secure the reopening of Governemnt funding."

"I promised that government funding would reopen. This promise is now delivered!"

"With support from South Dublin County Council and the political pressure I have applied, Lucan is now in a compelling position to secure Government funding for our Swimming Pool, to match the funding commitments from the Council."

"I wish to congratulate the community-led #Pool4Lucan campaign on their efforts locally in lobbying for funding for the pool."