Extra funding secured for Limerick city playground

Cllr Olivia O'Sullivan is a long-time campaigner for a playground in Caherdavin.

LIMERICK City and County Council Metropolitan District Cathaoirleach Olivia O’Sullivan has confirmed that additional funding has been secured for the Caherdavin playground project.

Speaking to the Limerick Post, the Fine Gael councillor said that an extra €260,000 has been allocated to the project she has been promoting for the past four years.

“One of my motivating reasons for entering politics was the lack of playground facilities for families in the Caherdavin and Ennis Road area,” the City North representative explained.

“Shelbourne Park Playground cannot be expected to serve all the locality of Clareview, Mayorstone, Farranshone, Ballynanty, Kileely, plus everywhere from Clancy Strand to Coonagh, Woodview to Westfields, Redgate to Thomondgate, and every area in between.”

She went on to say that she has now successfully secured a total of  €350,000 for the project.

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“The initial €100,000 was General Municipal Allocation (GMA) funding agreed by the City North councillors who backed my playground proposal,” she explained.