€19,722 granted to libraries in Fingal for equipment to assist individuals with special needs – Farrell

March 3, 2020 0

€19.722 has been granted to libraries in the Fingal local authority area for equipment to assist people with special needs, Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell has confirmed. Deputy Farrell said: “I am delighted to confirm that €19,722 in funding has been allocated to libraries in Fingal, which was approved by Minister for Rural & Community Development, Michael Ring, TD.

“This funding announcement will support the provision of sensory facilities and equipment in public libraries that can help individuals with sensory impairments, special educational needs and other learning differences, and those on the Autism spectrum.

“The funding of €19,722 for our libraries in Fingal will be utilised to provide 3 sensory pods and 7 light tables. While the Department of Rural and Community Development is providing €19,722, I understand that the total indicative cost of these resources is €26,296.

“Libraries are focal points of communities throughout the country and hubs for education and work, with Fine Gael recognising the value of these invaluable local resources through increased investment.

“A total of €691,231 will be invested in libraries across the country by the Department of Rural and Community Development, and this amount will be matched with a contribution of €220,000 from the relevant Library Authorities.”