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Rural Development Programme Funding

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 9 July 2013

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Questions (397)

Bernard Durkan


397. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if funding has been released for a festival (details supplied) in County Kildare; if not, when it is expected that funding will be released; if the release of funding is prioritised with particular reference to the fact that certain events are expected to shortly take place; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33396/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

My Department recently completed a full review of expenditure under the LEADER elements of the Rural Development Programme 2007-2013 in order to apportion the remaining funding among all the Local Development Companies (LDCs) contracted to deliver the Programme. The Programme had been reduced in size due to a change in the EU co-funding rate. County Kildare LEADER Partnership (CKLP), the LDC charged with the delivery of the LEADER elements of the RDP in Co Kildare, was notified in May 2013 of its revised allocation of €10,642,073 under the Programme. At that time €8.5 million had been spent/committed and it was a matter for the Board of CKLP to allocate the remaining funding.

Question No. 398 answered with Question No. 365.