If your local road is full of potholes, we have some very good news 9 months ago

If your local road is full of potholes, we have some very good news

A driver's worst nightmare.

According to Agri Land, "a funding boost of €10 million for the improvement of non-public or private roads in rural Ireland has been announced" and, quite frankly, we are delighted.

Why? Because bad, tiny roads and potholes are the bane of a driver's life.

The latest development in the Local Improvement Scheme was launched by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring and Minister of State for the Office of Public Works, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran.

Around 90% of the funding will be provided by Minister Ring's department and the remainder is expected to come from local residents and/or local authorities.

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Launching the programme at the National Ploughing Championships, the Taoiseach said: “It’s a really effective scheme to improve small roads, laneways and boreens which don’t come under the control of local authorities.

“I pressed for its inclusion in the current programme for a partnership government. So I commend Minister Ring for relaunching the scheme so soon after his appointment,” he concluded.

Hopefully, this new initiative will see your once bumpy back road become as smooth as the M50.