first_imgA total of €150,000 in Government funding has been released to help re-build Newtowncunningham Orange Hall.Minister Joe McHugh confirmed the money will go towards Floor Finishes, Internal wall, External wall and ceiling finishes, decoration, new stairs and internal doors as well as new piping and electrical work.The hall was destroyed in an arson attack on September 14, 2014 which was condemned by political leaders north and south of the border. “Today’s funding is being delivered through the LEADER programme and I am delighted for the hall committee that work can be completed,” said Minister McHugh.“I want to thank Minister for Communities and Rural Affairs Michael Ring for this funding.“In our Republic, represented by the colours of our national flag, it is important once again to emphasise that the vast majority of people live in peace and harmony with people from all backgrounds and none.“I know this funding is a sign of this Government’s commitment to all communities and in this case to the people of Newtowncunningham who lost their hall in such a senseless attack. “I also want to thank Donegal County Council and its officials who have helped enormously over the past couple of years.”The Department of Foreign Affairs has also assisted the project with a €60,000 contribution. That followed a meeting between then Minister Charlie Flanagan and members of the local community.McHugh welcomes €150,000 for re-build of Newtoncunningham Orange Hall was last modified: December 4th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalNewtowncunningham Orange Hallrebuildlast_img read more