Sunday, July 21, 2024

Council’s annual budget set to rise to €108.5m

With housing a major issue with the public, Westmeath County Council, at its annual Budget meeting on Monday, outlined ambitious proposals for major expenditure in the county on this area between now and the end of 2026.

CEO Pat Gallagher and Head of Finance Jimmy Dalton said the Council planned to spend E16.5m in that time and, in so doing, draw down funding of E342m from the Government to give a pot of E358.5m to spend on general housing provision and retrofitting as part of a three-year capital programme.

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