By Cillian Doyle.
An additional €10.5 million investment has been announced for rural roads and laneways.
The Local Improvement Scheme will improve non-public roads in rural communities and improves access to rural homes and farms.
In the South East, Carlow has received €193,931 there's €469,777 for Kilkenny while Tipperary receives €101,562.
Wexford has been allocated €303,908 with €593,597 to Waterford.
The allocation represents a doubling of the budget under the Local Improvement Scheme bringing the overall annual spend to a record €21 million.