I warmly welcome the news that €93,469 has been allocated to a wide variety of community groups in Dublin Rathdown.  This funding will greatly support the largely voluntary efforts of local community groups.

Across our communities a number of grants were provided, with €26,805 allocated to groups in Stillorgan, €49,942 allocated to the Glencullen-Sandyford area and a further €16,721.50 for Dundrum.

I’m particularly pleased to see continued public spending aimed at the enhancement of our citizen’s quality of life.  These grants will provide assistance to our residents’ associations, resource centres, sports clubs and active retirement associations, along with a variety of local community festivals.

I recently attended events at the Dundrum Arts and Cultural Festival which benefitted from funding allocated in the first round of this year’s grant scheme. Without this continued public investment in our community infrastructure events like this could simply not take place.