Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (446)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

446. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will provide a breakdown on a county basis of the debt levels of county councils; if he is satisfied that all local authorities are financially viable; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9947/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

It is a matter for each local authority to manage its own finances in a prudent and sustainable manner. Under the Local Government Act 2001, a decision to borrow money is a reserved function of the elected m embers of a local authority. Section 106 of the Act determines that local authorities must obtain the consent of the appropriate Minister to undertake borrowing. Local authorities are asked, as an essential pre-condition to borrowing, to ensure that they achieve balanced revenue and capital accounts.

The total loans payable by each local authority at end 2009 and 2010 as reported in the audited Annual Financial Statements of County, City, Borough and Town Councils is set out in the table below.

Local Authority

2010

2009

Carlow County Council

40,962,899

41,358,897

Cavan County Council

23,829,337

23,819,719

Clare County Council

119,035,823

118,908,244

Cork County Council

514,459,652

550,598,407

Donegal County Council

123,324,378

133,027,591

Fingal County Council

443,820,638

493,766,630

D.Laoire/Rathdown County Council

167,651,292

185,010,002

Galway County Council

110,126,595

120,075,130

Kerry County Council

97,283,880

98,941,063

Kildare County Council

163,566,100

164,041,579

Kilkenny County Council

55,073,315

56,080,528

Laois County Council

129,866,968

120,084,235

Leitrim County Council

16,449,042

12,649,001

Limerick County Council

65,652,024

65,759,912

Longford County Council

48,865,576

44,303,668

Louth County Council

31,438,555

35,584,343

Mayo County Council

109,749,910

93,571,125

Meath County Council

92,862,599

98,072,345

Monaghan County Council

34,845,191

35,164,449

Tipp NR County Council

53,477,681

53,433,040

Offaly County Council

66,958,610

68,895,143

Roscommon County Council

14,573,427

16,807,152

Sligo County Council

73,744,717

62,789,825

Sth Dublin County Council

261,526,564

256,587,986

Tipp SR County Council

68,981,434

72,216,009

Waterford County Council

48,286,469

49,107,339

Westmeath County Council

107,922,722

103,320,527

Wexford County Council

166,274,246

153,998,217

Wicklow County Council

94,584,015

96,387,603

Cork City Council

179,267,917

197,007,867

Dublin City Council

921,257,896

1,248,414,574

Galway City Council

117,516,778

133,071,074

Limerick City Council

25,612,289

25,824,454

Waterford City Council

84,536,828

80,033,504

Clonmel Borough Council

5,021,932

5,250,208

Drogheda Borough Council

71,587,301

76,009,172

Kilkenny Borough Council

728,220

847,261

Sligo Borough Council

42,617,756

42,335,861

Wexford Borough Council

4,649,718

4,921,663

Arklow Town Council

65,750

73,038

Athlone Town Council

3,955,029

4,226,609

Athy Town Council

4,473,650

2,336,025

Ballina Town Council

81,996

96,056

Ballinasloe Town Council

0

0

Birr Town Council

299,929

312,814

Bray Town Council

7,453,996

7,477,461

Buncrana Town Council

0

0

Bundoran Town Council

3,282,833

3,535,761

Carlow Town Council

2,750,000

0

Carrick-on-suir Town Council

420,247

418,726

Carrickmacross Town Council

0

0

Cashel Town Council

0

0

Castlebar Town Council

11,965,457

4,771,724

Castleblaney Town Council

61,343

68,410

Cavan Town Council

0

0

Clonakilty Town Council

852,896

2,291,239

Clones Town Council

171,631

179,925

Cobh Town Council

0

0

Dundalk Town Council

50,381,551

52,766,448

Dungarvan Town Council

39,369

44,735

Ennis Town Council

8,546,959

9,212,072

Enniscorthy Town Council

4,528

4,978

Fermoy Town Council

574,537

2,322,332

Kells Town Council

58,200

63,009

Killarney Town Council

3,228,865

3,532,431

Kilrush Town Council

535,888

681,559

Kinsale Town Council

195,456

212,745

Letterkenny Town Council

9,834,861

6,560,140

Listowel Town Council

815,875

967,027

Longford Town Council

3,915,903

5,462,144

Macroom Town Council

0

0

Mallow Town Council

3,814,131

3,761,691

dleton Town Council

0

0

Monaghan Town Council

1,066,114

1,242,313

Naas Town Council

18,048,496

19,831,095

Navan Town Council

5,376,141

3,063,381

Nenagh Town Council

1,834,779

861,584

New Ross Town Council

1,072,500

0

Skibbereen Town Council

2,368,259

2,434,445

Templemore Town Council

0

0

Thurles Town Council

0

0

Tipperary Town Council

0

0

Tralee Town Council

15,117,088

21,777,374

Trim Town Council

3,048,883

3,199,822

Tullamore Town Council

8,357,585

10,881,067

Westport Town Council

5,152,959

4,244,487

Wicklow Town Council

5,991,184

7,304,973

Youghal Town Council

1,693,765

1,822,643

TOTAL

4,984,898,927

5,426,117,632

Question No. 447 answered with Question No. 431.