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€53,727 for local sub aqua groups

Two organisations in County Roscommon are among 30 first responder organisations in rural areas  who received funding this week under Measure 3a (First Responders Support) of the 2019 CLÁR Programme.

Lough Ree Sub Aqua Club is to receive €6,880 for a boat and trailer

Roscommon Sub Aqua Club is to receive €46,847 for a van and boat.

Michael Ring, Minister for Rural and Community Development in announcing the funding said:

“I am delighted to be in a position to announce further funding under the CLÁR programme of over €567,000 for 30 first responder groups in rural areas around the country who provide an excellent service often under very difficult circumstances.

“These community-based volunteer organisations perform life-saving work. They need to have proper vehicles and equipment to make sure that they can perform their work and that’s exactly what the funding I am announcing today will provide. This support will mean that if someone gets into difficulty, these groups will be better equipped to help them”.

Meanwhile, Senator Frank Feighan has welcomed €42,500 in funding for the replacement of a crew transport vehicle for Sligo/Leitrim Mountain rescue team under the same fund.

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