Over €750,000 has been allocated to upgrade rural roads and laneways in Kerry.
The funding comes under the Local Improvement Scheme, which supports the improvement of non-public roads and lanes, that are not normally maintained by local authorities.
The €759,000 announced today is the second round of funding for the scheme this year, bringing the total Local Improvement Scheme funding to over €1.5 million for Kerry in 2023.
Over 650 roads in Kerry are on the waiting list for the LIS, and earlier this year Kerry County Council estimated it would cost around €50 million to fix all roads on the programme in the county.
The funding has been welcomed by Minister for Education and Kerry Fianna Fáil TD Norma Foley.
Deputies Danny and Michael Healy-Rae are also welcoming the news.