€670,000 allocated for Local Improvement Schemes in Kerry

Around €670,000 has been allocated for Local Improvement Schemes in Kerry.

It is part of a €10 million funding announcement from the Department of Rural and Community Development.

The funding will be used to improve non-public local rural roads to help people access their homes and farms.

There is a cap of €1,200 on contributions from householders or landowners towards the cost of repairs.

The scheme will be operated through local authorities.

The announcement has been welcomed by Fine Gael Senator Paul Coghlan, Independent TD Danny Healy-Rae and Minister Brendan Griffin.