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Minister Alan Kelly doled out grants to Tipp constituency against expert advice

Kelly awarded €1.5 million in own constituency even though other towns got better marks

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

26th July, 2015
Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly

It has emerged that Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly ignored expert advice by giving €1.5 million in grants to towns in his new constituency.

Kelly was responsible for the active travel towns scheme, which provides funding for walking and cycling routes to get people to switch from their cars. He gave €1 million to Clonmel and more than €500,000 to Thurles last year under the scheme, even though projects from other towns got significantly...

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