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Kelly calls on council to focus on Dundalk’s ‘forgotten quarter’

Kelly calls on council to focus on Dundalk’s ‘forgotten quarter’

Local election candidate Seán Kelly has described Bridge Street and Church Street as “the forgotten quarter of Dundalk” and has called on Louth County Council to support the business community there.

The Fianna Fáil candidate for the Dundalk-Carlingford electoral area says more emphasis needs to be placed on an area which has been neglected for years.

He said: “Louth County Council need to support the business community and surrounding areas of Bridge Street and Church Street. 

“The Council is still awaiting an appeal to Minister Ring’s office for funding for this area under the Urban Regeneration & Development Fund 2018 Public Realm. Cllr Maeve Yore has raised this matter with Ministers McGrath and Boxer Moran to support this.”

Kelly also believes that the Council should create a Business Development Zone in this area and provide concessions on rates and grant support for shopfront improvements to help further enhance the business environment and attract new and support existing businesses into area. 

He said: “This area has long been deprived of proper attention and if we want to save the area we need to act now.”

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