Thursday, 4 March 2004

Questions (97, 98)

Jim O'Keeffe

Question:

92 Mr. J. O’Keeffe asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources the funds available from his Department for coastal protection work for 2004 and for each of the past five years. [7326/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources)

Exchequer funding is as follows:

Year

€million

1999

3.108

2000

6.005

2001

7.733

2002

4.898

2003

2.098

2004

0.78

Jim O'Keeffe

Question:

93 Mr. J. O’Keeffe asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources the moneys that have been allocated to combat coastal erosion in Cork for the year 2004 and for each of the past five years; and if he will provide a comparison with moneys allocated for other coastal counties during the same period. [7327/04]

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Under my Department's coastal protection programme for 2004 there is an exchequer allocation of €0.78 million provided for the country. A final decision on the disbursement of the allocation to individual projects has not yet been made.

Funding provided by my Department for county Cork in each of the past five years is as follows: 1999, €105,016.27; 2000, €0.00; 2001, €113,929.79; 2002, €494,438.83; 2003, €184,310.81.

Department funding for other coastal counties for each of the five years prior to 2004.

County

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

Sligo

0.00

599,786.26

499,442.26

198,982.30

106,056.60

Clare

159,837.03

45,897.00

529,107.96

399,372.42

771,987.74

Wexford

124,365.43

404,100.41

918,895.51

185,642.03

258,672.29

Waterford

142,941.73

472,468.48

911,526.05

72,670.00

32,222.33

Dublin

91,250.00

709,788.40

63,880.52

80,067.98

13,348.48

Kerry

408,055.26

452,099.58

1,386,430.06

1,515,372.11

152,368.57

Wicklow

37,351.79

440,244.00

1,439,824.88

2,005,083.43

787,363.11

Mayo

129,183.00

223,805.00

462,640.52

279,148.82

39,005.36

Louth

287,366.25

813,571.39

183,362.78

91,067.62

19,046.07

Donegal

115,277.59

329,332.34

748,565.84

629,070.33

254,265.05

Galway

0.00

276,618.97

321,753.61

459,422.41

267,210.66

All of the above figures represent 75% of the cost of the projects. Each local authority contributed an additional 25% within their areas of responsibility.