Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (417, 418)

John Paul Phelan

Question:

431 Deputy John Paul Phelan asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the funding provided by his Department in 2012 for the Traveller accommodation programme; if he will provide a breakdown of the amounts provided to each local authority; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35486/12]

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Joan Collins

Question:

465 Deputy Joan Collins asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government when the planned announcement will take place in relation to the €251.5 million in funding for local authorities for housing capital allocations announced on 20 March 2012, in particular the allocation amount for Traveller specific accommodation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34765/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 431 and 465 together.

The Social Housing Investment Programme capital allocations announced on 20 March 2012 related to a range of measures including social housing supply, regeneration, estate-wide remedial works, energy efficiency and retrofitting works, Traveller-specific accommodation, extensions/adaptations to housing stock, etc.

Some €5.670 million was allocated for capital works relating to the provision or improvement of Traveller-specific accommodation. In addition, some €3.948 million in current funding was allocated towards a range of Traveller support initiatives.

Details of these allocations are set out in the following table:

County Council

Capital Allocation

Current Allocation

Carlow

64,360

Cavan

34,533

Clare

300,000

168,756

Cork County

300,000

88,262

Donegal

300,000

67,200

South Dublin

250,000

217,009

Fingal

150,000

149,404

Dun Laoghaire / Rathdown

313,150

111,138

Galway

500,000

224,129

Kerry

23,249

88,699

Kildare

30,000

110,448

Kilkenny

60,000

89,596

Laois

530,000

45,652

Leitrim

42,805

Limerick

134,400

122,840

Longford

52,134

Louth

150,000

172,680

Mayo

136,850

129,317

Meath

78,133

151,964

Monaghan

73,529

North Tipperary

139,508

105,633

Offaly

94,597

Roscommon

373,587

38,055

Sligo

18,090

111,162

South Tipperary

27,641

57,133

Waterford

49,251

Westmeath

46,452

41,395

Wexford

285,000

124,307

Wicklow

550,000

63,893

City Council

Cork

62,000

298,963

Dublin

50,000

370,547

Galway

360,000

172,464

Limerick

250,000

147,827

Waterford

252,240

69,219

Total

5,670,300

3,948,901