Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Questions (164)

Paudie Coffey

Question:

164. Deputy Paudie Coffey asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will confirm that provision of capital funds has been made for the construction of a public library (details supplied) in County Waterford; if he will confirm that there is adequate co-ordination and liaison between both Departments; if he will outline what this co-ordination entails so that the project is delivered and constructed as soon as possible; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32335/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

Funding of €556,000.00 in respect of Carrickphierish Community Library was provided to Waterford City Council, in 2010, from my Department’s Social and Community Facilities Scheme in recognition of the innovative nature of the development. Under Section 78 of the Local Government Act 2001, the provision of premises and facilities in the public library service is a matter for each local authority in its capacity as a library authority. This project is not included in the current Library Capital Programme and all funding available to me under this Programme is fully committed to existing approved library projects at varying stages of completion.