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Government set to invest in Laois jobs and roads

Jobs and roads boost

The government are expected to invest almost €900,000 in jobs and improving the roads in Laois.

The Midlands are set to benefit from a new five year job scheme with a €190m budget.

The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme is set-up to tackle long-term unemployment in disadvantaged, rural areas outside of the Dublin commuter belt.

And Laois are set to get nearly €600,000 of the pie.

While the Irish Independent are reporting that he Department for Rural Affairs is expected to announce plans to repair over 400 routes nationwide.

A total of €800,000 is to be invested in the Midlands with Laois getting €264,000.

Nationally over 10 million is being invested in infrastructure following the harsh winter, which is being blamed for the poor state of many rural roads.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.