Thursday, 11 March 2004

Questions (169)

Paul Connaughton

Question:

170 Mr. Connaughton asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs when the towns designated as RAPID will be funded from the €4.5 million allocation announced recently; if all towns designated as RAPID will, in fact, be funded from this source; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8196/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs)

With regard to the €4.5 million capital funding that is provided for the RAPID programme in 2004, it is envisaged that small scale projects will be co-funded by the relevant Department or local agency across all RAPID areas. I am in the process of conducting a series of meetings with my ministerial colleagues to agree arrangements for co-funding and I intend to make a formal announcement shortly regarding the precise details of the operation of this fund.