It has been announced that the fire station in Kilkee is to be upgraded.
Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Alan Kelly on Monday unveiled a €40 million Fire Service Capital Programme that will see several fire stations across the country refurbished.
Sixteen new fire stations will be built in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Offaly, Galway, Cork, Cavan, Wexford, Leitrim, Monaghan, Kilkenny, Meath, Mayo and Louth between now and 2020. Minister Kelly said fire station construction projects will continue to be reviewed annually.
Clare Fine Gael TD, Joe Carey in a statement released to The Clare Herald highlighted the importance of fire services to the local community. “The upgrading of the fire station in Kilkee is great news and something that I’ve been working towards for some time. Fire stations and fire fighters are a vital service to local communities and Fine Gael is committed to providing and maintaining a quality firefighting and rescue service”.
He added “Fine Gael has a long term economic plan to keep the keep the recovery going which will allow for these kinds of investments to take place. The plan has three steps: more and better jobs, making work pay more than welfare, and investment in better public services, which will only be possible as a result of the increased revenue generated by creating more jobs. This plan will ensure that more people feel the benefits of a recovering economy in their own lives.”