Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Questions (530)

Paudie Coffey


530. Deputy Paudie Coffey asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will provide on a county basis, the administrative costs of existing Leader Groups for 2013-14 in terms of a percentage of the overall cost of Leader programmes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32095/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

It is not possible to provide precise administration costs in relation to the Axes 3 and 4 (LEADER) elements of the Rural Development Programme 2007 – 2013 (RDP) for 2013/2014 at this time as this will be based on the actual expenditure of the Local Development Companies (LDCs) during the 2013/2014 period.

The Regulations under which the LEADER elements of the RDP operate allow for up to 20% of the total RDP expenditure per LDC to be spent on administration. This is the maximum allowable and all LDCs have been notified that in the interests of efficiency and effectiveness they should aim to come well below this.

The table details the revised allocation per LDC and the maximum administration allowable under the Programme for its operational years i.e. 2009-2014. If the revised allocations change in the future the maximum administration allocation allowable under the Programme will also be amended.


Revised RDP Allocation

Max 20% Admin

based on revised


Avondhu/ Blackwater Partnership Limited



Ballyhoura Development Limited



Carlow County Development Partnership Limited



Cavan Partnership Ltd. & County Monaghan Area Partnership



Clare Local Development Company Limited



Comhar na nOileán Teoranta



Donegal Local Development Company Limited



Fingal LEADER Partnership



FORUM Connemara



Galway Rural Development Company Limited



Inishowen Development Partnership



I.R.D. Duhallow



Kildare (Cill Dara ar Aghaidh Teoranta)



County Kilkenny LEADER Partnership Limited



Laois Community & Enterprise Development Company



Leitrim Integrated Development Company



Longford Community Resources Limited



Louth LEADER Partnership



Mayo North East LEADER Partnership Company Teoranta



Meath Partnership



North & East Kerry LEADER Partnership Teoranta



North Tipperary LEADER Partnership Company



Offaly Integrated Local Development Company



Roscommon Integrated Development Company



County Sligo LEADER Partnership Company



South East Cork Area Development Limited



South Kerry Development Partnership Limited



South Tipperary Local Development Company Limited



South West Mayo Development Company Limited



Waterford LEADER Partnership Limited



West Cork Development Partnership



West Limerick Resources



Westmeath Community Development



Wexford Local Development



Wicklow Partnership