Additional LIS funding for Clare County Council

Additional LIS funding for Clare County Council


Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring TD has confirmed that an additional €384,774 in funding has been secured for Local Improvement Schemes in Clare. 

The allocation is in addition to €482,000 provided to Clare County Council under the Local Improvement Scheme (LIS).

The funding can be used for the improvement of minor roads that are not covered under regular maintenance by local authorities.

A spokesman for Clare County Council confirmed: “In late September, Clare County Council was allocated €482,000 under the Local Improvement Scheme (LIS).

Last week, the Department of Rural and Community Development wrote to Clare County Council inviting the Local Authority to make a submission for additional funding.

Clare County Council received €384,774 in additional funding today which will enable the Council to implement a wide ranging programme of works on local roads throughout the County,” the spokesman added.


Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick.

Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station’s flagship current affairs programme.

He was also the station’s News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day.

As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.