The publication of the Drogheda Report Implementation Plan in July 2021 and the establishment of Drogheda Implementation Board in October of that year was broadly welcomed by all sectors of the community. Very detailed reports on the delivery of actions within the Drogheda Report Implementation Plan and work of the Board are published on a biannual basis by the Department of Justice and these can be viewed on both the Department’s and Drogheda Implementation Board websites.
At their recent October meeting, to mark the second anniversary of the establishment of the Board, Drogheda Implementation Board members, with approval from the Department of Justice, resolved to publish a supplementary report on action delivery.
This report, which can be accessed here, summarises what has been delivered in Drogheda as a result of the Implementation Plan and/or through the Implementation Board over the past couple of years. The report showcases significant interventions in Drogheda – from investment in community services such as the Red Door Project and Youth Diversion Projects; to investment in education through the allocation of additional teaching resources to three schools on the Northside of Drogheda; to large scale capital investments such as the LMETB Apprentice Training Centre on the Donore Road.
The report indicates that additional investment in Drogheda as a result of the Drogheda Report Implementation Plan currently stands at over 16 million euros, with the Board continuing to pursue further investment directly aligned to the Implementation Plan.