Written Answers. - INTERREG Payments.

Rory O'Hanlon

Question:

61 Dr. O'Hanlon asked the Minister for Finance the amount of money provided to date to each of the southern Border counties under INTERREG 2; and the amount granted to each project in each of the counties. [8507/96]

The joint Ireland/Northern Ireland INTERREG Programme 1994-99 is the successor to the earlier programme which ran from 1991 to the end of 1993. The INTERREG programme is a multi-sectoral one with two major objectives; cross-Border co-operation and the economic regeneration of Border regions of the European Union.

The Commission approved an EU aid allocation to Ireland under the Programme of 89.5 MECU (approximately IR£72 million). When Exchequer co-funding and funding from State agencies and the private sector is added, the total package for the Border counties amounts to nearly IR£115 million.
Because of the nature of the programme grants are approved on the basis of projects submitted and funding is not determined on a county basis. However, the following tabular statement sets out the details of the projects funded, total cost and EC grant. The Deputy should bear in mind that some of the projects have a multi-county impact.
Joint INTERREG Programme for Northern Ireland and Ireland — Projects approved
Sub-programme 1 — Regional Development
Measure 2 — Tourism

Name of Applicant

Project Title (*Denotes a cross-Border project)

Total cost

EC Grant

(Mecu)

(Mecu)

North-West Regional Tourism Organisation

Sligo Tourism Cultural Centre — multifunctional centre

1.803

1.283

Boyne Valley Leisure Limited

Boyne Valley Hotel leisure facilities

1.642

0.326

Cavan County Council

Cavan County Museum — Phase II

1.199

0.861

Regional Tourism Organisations and Northern Ireland Tourist Board

*Cross-Border tourist information brochure

0.016

0.005

Sligo International Choral Festival

1995 Festival

0.062

0.013

Tí Chulainn

Tí Chulainn cultural activity centre

1.909

0.500

Cavan International Song Contest Committee

Cavan International Song Contest 1995 and 1996

0.049

0.004

Midlands-East Tourism/Newry and Mourne District Council

*Familiarisation trip for seven journalists from the UK Outdoor Writers Guild

0.002

0.001

Dan Dooley Rent-a-Car/Kenning Car Rental

*1996 Marketing Programme

0.119

0.031

Anglers World Holidays

*1995 Marketing Programme

0.073

0.014

Harold Arnold Limited

*Shannon-Erne 150

0.250

0.063

Omagh District Council

*North-West Passage Marketing Campaign

0.148

0.081

Measure 4 — Technical assistance

Name of Applicant

Project Title (*Denotes a cross-Border project)

Total cost

EC Grant

(Mecu)

(Mecu)

Department of Finance and Personnel and Department of Finance

*INTERREG advertising costs (ESF)

0.013

0.010

INTERREG Development Officer

*INTERREG Development Officer

0.052

0.039

Mr. Colin Stutt Consulting and KPMG (Dublin)

*Fees for preparation of selection appraisal, monitoring, etc.

0.018

0.013

European Information Centre (Sligo)

Seminars held in Sligo, Cavan and Letterkenny

0.002

0.001

Department of Finance and Personnel and Department of Finance

Printing costs of INTERREG pack

0.014

0.011

Measure 3 — Community Economic Development

Name of Applicant

Project Title (*Denotes a cross-Border project)

Total cost

EC Grant

(Mecu)

(Mecu)

Discovery “80” limited share

*Indoor arena and dining facility extension

0.756

0.378

Techno Tyrone Limited

*Sligo Tyrone exchange programme understanding and Prosperity 2

0.011

0.005

Sub-programme 3 — Infrastructure
Measure 1 — Roads and other infrastructure

Name of Applicant

Project Title (*Denotes a cross-Border project)

Total cost

EC Grant

(Mecu)

(Mecu)

Louth County Council

L117 Sheelagh Road

.082

.069

Louth County Council

R173 Mountbagnal

.091

.068

Meath County Council

R162 Rathe (between Nobber and Kingscourt)

.125

.094

Monaghan County Council

R182 Castleblayney to Newtownhamilton

.313

.235

Monaghan County Council

R186 Monaghan to Clogher

.250

.188

Monaghan County Council

CR Monaghan to Keady

.138

.104

Monaghan County Council

R184 Ballybay to Keady

.125

.094

Monaghan County Council

R189 Monaghan to Threemilehouse

.081

.060

Monaghan County Council

R187 Monaghan to Roslea

.219

.164

Monaghan County Council

CR Clones to Roslea

.125

.094

Monaghan County Council

R183 Swans Cross to Newbliss

.125

.094

Roscommon County Council

R284 Keadue

.125

.094

Sligo County Council

R297 Dromore West

.125

.094

Sligo County Council

R297 Enniscrone Approaches

.125

.094

Sligo County Council

R291 Rosses Point Road

.269

.201

Sligo County Council

R293 Gurteen

.125

.094

Sligo County Council

R293 Knockadalteen/Ballymote

.125

.094

Cavan County Council

R202 Derrynacrieve/Ballinamore at Corratillan

.081

.060

Cavan County Council

R205 Ballyconnell/Ballinamore

.081

.060

Cavan County Council

LP188/189 Bawnboy to Bortnaleck

.094

.071

Cavan County Council

LP387/388 Rockfield/Tycosker (Corlisbratten Road)

.088

.066

Cavan County Council

LP227 Snakeel/Creeny (Glasstown Road)

.081

.060

Cavan County Council

LP405/406/407 Ballinagh/Arva

.125

.094

Cavan County Council

R394 N55 to Finea

.094

.071

Cavan County Council

LP487/484/483 Kilnaleck/Mullaghboy

.094

.071

Cavan County Council

R192 Cootehill/Shercock

.125

.194

Cavan County Council

LP301 Coraweelis/Mullaloher

.081

.060

Cavan County Council

LP717/718/720 Kilnacrott/Drumrora

.081

.060

Cavan County Council

R194 Virginia/Ballyjamesduff/Finea

.188

.141

Cavan County Council

LP548/549/551 Carrickallen/Shercock (Canningstown)

.125

.094

Cavan County Council

LP591/595 Cornalara/Cullies (Tullybrick Road)

.081

.060

Cavan County Council

R 178 Virginia/Bailieboro

.113

.085

Cavan County Council

R154 Kilnaleck/Mountnugent

.094

.071

Donegal County Council

R251 Glenveagh

.250

.188

Donegal County Council

R250 Newmills

.375

.281

Donegal County Council

R251 Dunlewey

.250

.188

Donegal County Council

R252 Fintown/Doochary

.125

.094

Donegal County Council

L1992/1990 Tawlaght/Tievetooey

.250

.188

Donegal County Council

R238 Burnfoot/Tooban

.376

.282

Donegal County Council

R240 Glentogher

.309

.232

Donegal County Council

R240 Quigley's Point

.088

.066

Leitrim County Council

L282 Glentap Forest (Drumkeeran)

.088

.066

Leitrim County Council

R288 Dromahair/Parkes Castle

.088

.066

Leitrim County Council

R199 Ballinamore/Newtowngore (2A)

.182

.137

Leitrim County Council

R207 Drumshanbo/Carrick-on- Shannon (5A)

.125

.094

Leitrim County Council

R202 Selton Hill/Gorvath (6A)

.125

.094

Leitrim County Council

R208/210 Drumcong/Ballinamore (6A)

.082

.069

Leitrim County Council

R280 North of Killargue

.125

.094

Leitrim County Council

L643 Boley Hill, Manorhamilton

.188

.141

Longford County Council

R198 Longford/Drumlish/Moyne (Arva)

.125

.094

Louth County Council

R178 Essexford (Carrick Road at Red Bog)

.082

.060

Louth County Council

R173 Drummulagh and Ballyonan

.082

.060

Measure 2 — Energy and Communications

Name of Applicant

Project Title

Total cost

EC Grant

(Mecu)

(Mecu)

NI District Councils (Excluding Belfast)

District Councils' Property Audit

Department of Economic Development and Department of Transport, Energy and Communications

*Energy Challenge Conference

0.020

0.015

Sub-programme 4 — Agriculture/Fisheries/Forestry
Measure 1 — Agriculture

Name of Applicant

Project Title

Total cost

EC Grant

(Mecu)

(Mecu)

John J. Ward

Water Supply

.008

.004

A. W. Ennis (Dublin) Ltd.

Layer's Mash Heat Treatment Process

.828

.375