Minister Varadkar confirms funding for De Paul swimming pool
Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport and local TD Leo Varadkar has announced funding of €865,509 to help the Daughters of Charity to re-open the De Paul swimming pool at St Vincent`s Centre on the Navan Road.
The funding will be provided by the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport under the Local Authority Swimming Pool Programme, and matching funding will be provided by the Daughters of Charity. It will allow the Daughters of Charity to commence renovation work on this important project.
Speaking today, Minister Varadkar said: ‘This pool had been popular with residents in Dublin 15, particularly those with intellectual disabilities. I am very pleased to have been able to assist the Sisters in getting the pool re-opened’.
“The provision of new plant, pool covers, air conditioning and insulation will considerably reduce the operating costs of the pool. This should ensure that the pool will remain viable for the future to provide a service both to the service users of the Daughters of Charity and the local community.”