Drogheda Implementation Board was set up in late 2021 after the publication of the Geiran Report on Community Safety and Wellbeing in Drogheda. The report included over 70 recommendations to improve community safety and wellbeing which were listed as actions in the Drogheda Report Implementation Plan, agreed to at cabinet level. The Plan comprehensively addresses the ongoing challenges and needs experienced by communities in Drogheda and identifies opportunities to connect, support and strengthen services in the area. Action 4.1 of this Plan recommends the establishment of a Community Hub on the Northside of Drogheda, in the Moneymore Townland, to provide a wide array of community services to the area.
Drogheda Implementation Board welcome the news today, Wednesday 26th April, that the Department of Rural and Community Development and Minister Heather Humphreys are providing funding of €80,000 to progress preparatory work for the establishment of a Community Hub facility on the Northside of Drogheda.
Michael Keogh, Chair of the Drogheda Implementation Board said
“The Drogheda Report and Implementation Plan clearly identify the need for a Community Hub on the Northside of Drogheda to house existing community services in the area and to facilitate the delivery of a wider array of community services, provided by statutory as well as community and voluntary agencies to an area of Drogheda that is growing in population. This funding from the Department of Rural and Community Development shows the government’s ongoing commitment to Drogheda and to the delivery of the actions in the Drogheda Report Implementation Plan. It is also a result of the hard work put in by a number of community organisations in the area, known as the Moneymore Consortium. The project has received significant support from elected representatives, particularly Fergus O’Dowd, TD. We extend our congratulations to all and our thanks to Minister Heather Humphreys for her support.”
Drogheda Implementation Board has been identified as the coordination structure for the delivery of actions listed in the Drogheda Report and Implementation Plan. The Drogheda Implementation Board is supported by the Department of Justice and hosted by LMETB.