€8m grant to ‘transform the core of Limerick’ with residential and shopping improvements

Limerick city centre is to get a massive €8m facelift. The aim of the project, which is jointly funded by the EU and Limerick City and County Council, is to make it more inviting as a residential and shopping area.

Just over €4m has been approved by the European Regional Development fund with matching funding from the council. Improvement works include the broadening of footpaths on all main streets and the provision of bus and cycle lanes to reduce motor traffic and noise.

Announcing the plan, the Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan said: “This investment will assist efforts that all those who love Limerick are making to revitalise the city centre and is very welcome. This will literally transform the very core of Limerick.”

Conn Murray, chief executive Limerick City and County Council said the project will see the entire length of O’Connell St revitalised to a high-quality standard.

Also included in the Limerick 2030 plan is a new third-level college campus which will cater for students at the University of Limerick, Limerick Institute of Technology, and Mary Immaculate College.


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