€1.25m for new Edgeworthstown library – McFadden

Fine Gael TD for Longford/Westmeath, Gabrielle McFadden, has welcomed the announcement of €1.25m in funding for a new library for Edgeworthstown, allocated by the Department of the Environment.

This is part of a €22m investment by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government in some 16 library capital developments and the mainstreaming of the Open Libraries initiative.

“Funding of €1.25m has been allocated for a new library at Edgeworthstown. This will be a state of the art project and is a major boost to the town.

“The library will service the large population in the town, as well as schools. The new library will make a significant difference for local people and I very much welcome the allocation of funds to this worthwhile project.

“Fine Gael has a long term plan to keep the recovery going. Our plan will deliver more new jobs, spread right across the country, jobs that pay more than welfare, where hard work is rewarded. The plan will also deliver affordable, sustainable investments in services, like this library, using the resources from growing employment.”