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Friday, 26th May 2023

Drogheda Women's and Children's Refuge to receive €6,120 towards energy bills

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Minister Joe O'Brien pictured recently withLocal Green Party Rep Anthony Murphy. 

Drogheda Women's and Children's Refuge Centre are to receive €6,120 from the Community and Voluntary Energy Support Scheme (CVESS).

The news comes in an announcement today by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys and Minister of State, Joe O’Brien and is part of the latest tranche of funding worth €438,622 in which 166 additional organisations from across the community and voluntary sector will receive a one-off contribution towards their increased energy bills for 2022. 

The funding announced today brings the total number of organisations supported under the initiative to 846, with over €1.35 million now disbursed.

 Minister O Brien Said: “Minister Humphreys and I are committed to continuing to support the sector, listening to their needs and addressing challenges together. 

“There are so many deserving organisations in today’s list, I hope this funding goes some way towards helping them to achieve their missions.” 

The announcement was welcomed by Local Green Party Rep Anthony Murphy who has been recently selected as the Green Party Candidate in the 2024 local elections in the Drogheda Rural local electoral area. 

Speaking on the announcement Anthony Murphy said: “I’m delighted to see Drogheda Women’s and Children's Refuge Centre getting funding under the CVESS scheme” Murphy said. “The refuge is an amazing local support group and any funding they receive will no doubt, be put to good use." 

The government is urging householders and businesses to ensure that they are availing of the supports that are in place. For more information visit 

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