It has been confirmed that a much-anticipated report on the Local and Community Development Programme will be published shortly.
Clodagh McDonnell, Principal Officer with the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, stated:
“The Mid-Term Review of the Local and Community Development Programme has been finalised and its recommendations will be taken on board in shaping the new successor programme to the LCDP, subject to funding provision in the upcoming budget, and, mindful, as is usual, of the continuing need for budgetary restraint and discipline.
“The Mid-Term Review is currently in limited circulation among chief stakeholders, including those in the Community and Voluntary Sector. The intention is to publish it post-budget, after October 15th,” she said.