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No Funding Allocated To Safeguard Future Of Citizens Information Centre In Wicklow Town

The Citizens Information Board will not provide the funding needed to allow the Wicklow Town Citizens Information Centre to reopen.

The board of South Leinster Citizens Information Service were informed on Friday of last week that the funding would not be made available to allow the badly needed service to reopen.

Deputy John Brady has called on Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphries and the three Wicklow government TDs to immediately intervene and reverse the decision.

The facility closed down last month due to operational issues brought about by the Covid pandemic.

An alternative office space in the centre of Wicklow Town was considered in 2021 but these premises would require substantial financial investment before they could be utilised.

Planning permission for the change of use of these premises was granted in late 2021 and consequently had not been factored into CIB's 2022 budget allocation estimates process.

 

 

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