Semi-State Bodies Dividends

Questions (50)

Gerry Adams

Question:

50. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if his attention has been drawn to the fact that members of the ESB group of unions have initiated a legal challenge against the ESB and the Government regarding the special dividend the company is due to pay to the State next year which the union members allege is unlawful as the payment is based on wrongly prepared accounts; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42520/13]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

I am aware of the legal challenge against the ESB, which is, or course, a matter for the Board and Management of the ESB. In terms of Ministerial portfolios, clarifications regarding ESB would be for my colleague, the Minister for D/CENR, in the first instance. That said, I understand that such issues were raised in regard to the distribution of the normal dividend at the AGM earlier this year and that the Chairman of the board proceeded with the meeting, including approval of the accounts and of payment of the normal dividend, on the basis of legal and financial advice that all was in order.

Human Rights Issues

Questions (51)

Clare Daly

Question:

51. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will request the Russian Government to free the Greenpeace activists who were charged with piracy as a result of their involvement in peaceful protest. [42539/13]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

I am aware that a group of thirty activists affiliated with Greenpeace entered a Gazprom platform off the Russian coast on 18 September and were subsequently detained by the Russian authorities. All have now been charged with the serious crime of piracy. While there are no Irish citizens involved, the situation has been monitored by my Department and the Irish Embassy in Moscow. We are not in a position to say whether the actions undertaken by Greenpeace were merely a case of illegal entry or if any risks to the safety or operation of the rig were involved. However, I would urge the Russian authorities to respond in a proportionate way to any breach of the law which I hope can lead to a rapid release of those involved. In that connection, I note statements reportedly made by President Putin to the effect that he does not personally consider the incident to be an act of piracy. I would also call on the Russian authorities to ensure that the activists receive the legal and consular assistance to which they are entitled.

Overseas Development Aid Issues

Questions (52)

Patrick Nulty

Question:

52. Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his position on Ireland's aid commitments in budget 2014; if he will ensure that budget 2014 meets Ireland's commitments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42669/13]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

The Government is committed to Ireland’s overseas aid programme. This commitment was expressed and enhanced by the publication earlier this year of our new Policy on International Development, “One World, One Future” which clearly sets out our vision for a sustainable and just world, and our goals and areas of focus for the coming years. It also reaffirms the centrality of the aid programme to our foreign policy. The new policy states clearly our commitment to achieving the UN target of providing 0.7% of Gross National Product (GNP) for Official Development Assistance (ODA) when economic circumstances permit.

Over the past two years, the Government has broadly stabilised the budget for development assistance – allocating €629 million on ODA in 2012 and €622 million in 2013. These very significant allocations of public funds clearly demonstrate that we have consolidated the development assistance budget - a major achievement in light of the very difficult fiscal conditions facing the Government. Equally importantly, our aid programme remains one of the best in the world and our leadership on the hunger and nutrition agendas continues to be acknowledged internationally.

The Estimates process for Budget 2014 is now in its final stages and is being framed in the context of the Government’s overall fiscal consolidation strategy. The Departmental budget allocations for 2014 will be a matter for Government decision and will be announced in the Budget Statement next week.

Diplomatic Representation Expenditure

Questions (53)

Peadar Tóibín

Question:

53. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the individual cost for each of Ireland's embassies for each of the past five years; the budget breakdown for each embassy in 2012; the number of jobs that are directly attributed to each of Ireland's embassies; and the cost per job for each of Ireland's embassies. [42758/13]

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Ireland’s missions abroad perform a wide range of functions in pursuit of Ireland’s foreign policy interests. These include representing and advancing government policies with other States and in international organisations, in particular the EU and the UN; economic, trade and cultural promotion; frontline consular and passport services to Irish citizens overseas; engaging with Irish communities and harnessing the resource they offer in assisting economic recovery; and programme management, particularly in Irish Aid priority countries. The figures in the tables below include expenditure charged to mission budgets. Salary and related costs of staff posted from Ireland are not included as they are a charge on the overall budget of the Department rather than on a specific mission. Local staff salaries in missions abroad are reflective of the prevailing labour market conditions in the host country. Capital expenditure is not included as such expenditure does not form part of the Mission’s budget. For ease of reference, the figures provided have been separated into Vote 28 Foreign Affairs and Trade and Vote 27 International Cooperation. The costs of a number of missions that manage significant programmes on behalf of Irish Aid are charged to Vote 27. The effective implementation of the aid programmes necessarily entails additional management and oversight costs which are included in the figures provided below. In addition to 25 locally recruited core staff, in the region of 180 locally-employed staff are engaged on the development cooperation side to meet technical requirements in specific programme areas. The numbers of such staff in each mission at any time varies in accordance with programme requirements.

Table I Vote 28 Mission Budgets 2009-2013 - All figures in Euro

Mission

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

(to Oct 7) provisional

Berne

427,988

429,447

499,593

494,120

350,546

Berlin

1,021,130

907,409

926,903

913,175

687,680

Boston

373,100

377,114

359,624

322,655

276,833

Brussels (Embassy incl.PfP)

1,132,756

816,501

799,662

865,955

522,728

Brussels (Permanent Representation to the EU)

3,312,397

3,322,071

3,358,265

3,475,453

3,007,136

Buenos Aires

372,902

438,541

415,840

389,242

245,222

Cairo

396,525

382,190

423,531

449,905

314,115

Canberra

659,319

760,935

746,570

814,655

570,560

Chicago

326,566

345,200

341,645

310,363

251,385

Copenhagen

423,347

400,517

383,102

371,804

290,903

Geneva

1,075,171

1,158,745

1,262,958

1,282,415

967,805

The Hague

652,976

741,184

652,113

698,164

491,815

Abuja

290,016

278,241

252,983

578,891

234,939

Lisbon

376,881

347,406

427,883

378,173

283,960

London (Includes PPO London)

3,807,568

3,448,547

3,064,169

3,082,408

1,821,250

Luxembourg

692,201

687,546

387,042

390,796

279,958

Madrid

1,192,169

1,073,062

971,018

948,846

715,302

Moscow

759,994

758,895

731,157

747,034

589,501

New Delhi

474,056

743,338

668,436

625,499

784,319

New York - PM

1,266,438

1,773,546

1,956,879

1,482,968

1,476,496

New York - C.G.

1,761,317

1,798,093

1,669,443

1,807,527

1,281,099

Ottawa

484,809

555,300

561,303

592,000

452,786

Paris

1,684,107

1,698,403

1,647,082

1,642,537

1,166,859

Rome

1,200,155

1,187,410

1,146,284

1,236,144

694,441

San Francisco

418,088

427,629

339,433

354,308

290,175

Stockholm

396,501

474,031

614,346

543,748

394,729

Tokyo

2,040,450

1,581,230

2,284,440

1,974,624

751,556

Vienna

636,769

654,487

655,547

645,485

452,218

Washington

1,200,800

1,236,780

1,072,065

1,100,010

811,732

Oslo

594,344

551,146

643,122

626,232

491,463

Strasbourg

425,598

415,027

409,611

404,664

306,560

Riyadh

505,645

344,037

325,653

356,302

239,825

Athens

479,663

489,042

471,858

432,334

324,914

Beijing

674,053

728,852

720,028

849,941

393,067

Seoul

336,119

677,583

357,767

361,906

620,573

Warsaw

823,095

782,993

737,398

759,222

491,508

Helsinki

560,166

526,400

508,919

458,120

351,807

Pretoria

533,210

684,301

609,858

543,506

344,127

Prague

544,386

566,321

570,991

543,723

366,675

Kuala Lumpur

343,486

362,896

351,349

381,455

287,652

Budapest

487,050

453,678

486,420

435,054

323,714

OSCE Vienna

438,703

482,715

406,167

402,388

311,739

Tel Aviv

581,112

585,185

548,468

594,682

552,418

Edinburgh

221,185

229,941

198,844

205,443

162,164

Ankara

389,863

394,114

379,651

388,218

286,987

Mexico

451,487

441,289

437,906

480,370

323,079

Sydney

483,921

565,349

624,044

695,376

486,293

Shanghai

506,973

552,387

555,166

594,016

339,994

Singapore

801,544

821,066

814,117

929,842

541,696

Ramallah

286,028

348,085

241,485

358,061

269,687

Nicosia

405,689

397,820

366,537

278,623

200,569

Ljubljana

431,438

421,396

400,385

391,035

258,221

Tallinn

350,750

412,343

378,515

380,644

206,016

Bratislava

409,568

358,004

356,754

294,081

213,785

Brasilia

451,615

554,554

529,305

522,166

352,221

Bucharest

525,399

433,408

472,071

462,086

296,672

Sofia

394,384

367,570

360,831

355,993

277,278

Riga

368,369

341,547

183,604

175,148

135,401

Vilnius

452,427

426,413

414,957

367,982

220,390

Valletta

326,847

324,574

324,249

332,877

228,102

Abu Dhabi

372,155

545,048

385,694

388,784

128,580

Atlanta - Consulate

0

35,380

132,798

171,487

113,814

Holy See

429,188

435,726

413,623

7,334

9,413

Tehran

508,622

449,698

248,257

246,413

0

Table II Vote 28 Mission Budget Breakdown 2012 - All figures in Euro

Mission

A1

Salaries, Wages & Allowances

A2

Travel & Subsistence

A3

Incidental Expenses

A4

Postal & TelecomExpenses

A5

Office machinery & other office expenses

A6

Office Premises Expenses

Berne

352,486

6,275

12,077

14,112

3,995

105,173

Berlin

485,446

18,316

25,298

24,767

8,380

350,969

Boston

233,288

4,309

1,497

11,530

4,567

67,463

Brussels Embassy incl.PfP

355,505

4,167

13,571

8,265

7,565

484,447

Brussels (Permanent Representation to the EU)

1,863,134

187,745

158,336

113,483

78,913

1,073,841

Buenos Aires

188,355

24,656

10,759

10,497

907

154,068

Cairo

220,509

21,395

5,597

20,183

2,360

179,860

Canberra

585,498

60,655

13,718

39,676

11,733

103,376

Chicago

234,620

13,895

1,830

17,979

4,223

37,817

Copenhagen

271,042

6,878

15,822

13,306

3,240

61,517

Geneva

703,743

35,140

11,200

24,554

9,722

498,056

The Hague

478,255

5,888

55,699

23,724

4,615

129,982

Abuja

151,642

39,557

53,601

14,761

5,891

313,439

Lisbon

199,341

3,412

9,279

20,474

1,486

144,181

London incl.PPO

1,696,886

46,471

89,322

159,999

64,713

1,025,019

Luxembourg

253,468

3

4,530

6,426

1,326

125,043

Madrid

592,184

6,827

8,654

25,371

4,570

311,239

Moscow

404,176

38,357

24,988

33,475

8,175

237,864

New Delhi

177,043

31,721

11,515

15,611

8,948

380,661

New York - PMUN

899,805

2,606

9,615

33,361

18,800

518,782

New York – Consul General.

869,113

20,027

14,189

8,149

21,126

874,924

Ottawa

340,061

39,117

19,200

24,504

11,725

157,394

Paris

1,231,041

22,147

21,924

33,339

13,235

320,851

Rome

759,610

23,350

38,469

32,321

9,743

372,650

San Francisco

202,647

10,289

1,292

-21,149

7,399

153,830

Stockholm

251,279

4,069

10,127

9,714

3,297

265,261

Tokyo

894,385

19,045

41,368

25,967

7,488

986,372

Vienna

375,971

2,117

13,614

10,270

4,942

238,572

Washington

884,578

47,219

27,627

42,479

9,571

88,537

Oslo

275,198

1,226

13,531

13,621

3,690

318,966

Strasbourg

271,237

4,987

6,752

12,505

3,452

105,731

Riyadh

261,172

16,321

11,084

10,411

4,547

52,768

Athens

246,386

6,609

12,141

9,527

2,033

155,638

Beijing

355,444

37,459

24,786

31,498

7,795

392,959

Seoul

156,792

10,290

5,732

10,429

2,019

176,643

Warsaw

279,409

30,410

28,083

21,264

7,363

392,692

Helsinki

215,505

3,305

9,910

10,738

2,641

216,022

Pretoria

259,793

29,653

22,430

37,644

10,395

183,591

Prague

274,434

8,606

15,193

13,904

6,948

224,638

Kuala Lumpur

158,954

6,339

10,757

8,740

1,933

194,731

Budapest

128,007

7,884

12,550

11,926

1,789

272,898

OSCE - Vienna

192,415

17,531

10,601

15,215

3,277

163,349

Tel Aviv

212,167

2,730

16,297

12,588

1,819

349,081

Edinburgh

108,743

2,057

2,890

9,243

2,201

80,309

Ankara

191,677

18,209

14,560

15,099

5,925

142,747

Mexico

194,623

34,647

13,359

21,559

2,605

213,576

Sydney

348,278

6,761

2,257

21,603

4,625

311,852

Shanghai

155,658

6,458

10,455

14,544

3,772

403,129

Singapore

330,317

28,798

9,687

2,357

1,984

556,700

Ramallah

169,064

2,403

19,896

7,753

1,818

157,127

Nicosia

124,581

228

6,882

5,747

2,026

139,157

Ljubljana

201,644

10,869

15,147

9,524

4,807

149,044

Tallinn

61,588

2,406

5,503

7,652

1,776

301,719

Bratislava

92,438

1,565

5,781

6,286

1,329

186,683

Brasilia

237,266

25,750

11,840

17,609

2,229

227,473

Bucharest

159,532

4,299

10,704

10,580

2,738

274,233

Sofia

103,524

1,933

21,037

7,304

436

221,759

Riga

62,341

1,258

7,245

4,435

1,691

98,177

Vilnius

116,847

49

7,934

5,745

1,190

236,218

Valletta

88,515

11,397

1,459

10,816

3,604

217,087

Abu Dhabi

168,222

15,481

11,488

10,159

2,261

181,174

Atlanta - Consulate

97,905

11,430

1,843

6,575

1,350

52,385

Holy See

1,688

5,654

-

-

-

-

Tehran

274,506

145

-12,417

509

12

-16,341

Table III Vote 28 Current Number of Staff in Each Mission*

Mission

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Officers posted from HQ

Locally engaged (including agency) administrative, clerical and other support staff

Abu Dhabi

2

4

Abuja

2

5

Ankara

3

4

Athens

3

4.3*

Atlanta

1

1

Beijing

3

12

Berlin

5

7

Berne

2

3

Boston

2

3

Brasilia

2

4

Bratislava

1

2

Brussels

(Embassy – including PfP)

4

4

Brussels

(Permanent Representation to the European Union)

37

6

Bucharest

2

5

Budapest

2

4

Buenos Aires

2

3.4*

Cairo

3

6

Canberra

2

7.1*

Chicago

2

3.4*

Copenhagen

2

4.4*

Edinburgh

2

1

Geneva

(Permanent Mission to the United Nations)

(Including temporary extra staff relating to Ireland’s membership of the UN Human Rights Council)

12

3.5*

Helsinki

2

3

Kuala Lumpur

2

5.5*

Lisbon

2

3

Ljubljana

2

3

London (including PPO)

24

13.5*

Luxembourg

1

3.5

Madrid

3

9

Mexico

3

5

Moscow

5

9

New Delhi

3

6

New York - Consulate General

4

12

New York

(Permanent Mission to the United Nations)

9

6

Nicosia

1

3

Oslo

2

3

Ottawa

3

5

Paris

5

13

Paris

(Permanent Mission to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and UNESCO)

2

1

Prague

2

5

Pretoria

4

8

Ramallah

2

4

Riga

1

2

Riyadh

2

8

Rome

2

8.8*

San Francisco

2

3

Seoul

2

4

Shanghai

3

4

Singapore

2

4

Sofia

2

4

Stockholm

2

3

Strasbourg

3

3

Sydney

2

3

Tallinn

1

2

Tel Aviv

2

3.5**

The Hague

3

5

Tokyo

3

7

Valletta

1

2

Vienna (Embassy)

3

5

Vienna

(Permanent Mission to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe)

2

3

Vilnius

2

3

Warsaw

3

4

Washington DC

8

8

*The table does not include Consulates headed by Honorary Consuls, the staff of which are not employees of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

** Full Time Equivalent - this number takes account of officers on work-sharing arrangements.

Table IV Vote 28 Current Average Salary of Local Staff

Mission

Number of Local Staff

Average Salary

Abu Dhabi

4

24,891

Abuja

5

19,697

Ankara

4

21,442

Athens

4.3

27,841

Atlanta - Consulate

1

33,540

Beijing

12

16,242

Berlin

7

33,766

Berne

3

59,831

Boston

3

41,213

Brasilia

4

26,673

Bratislava

2

27,192

Brussels (Embassy incl.PfP)

4

24,729

Brussels (Permanent Representation to the EU)

6

32,475

Bucharest

5

14,001

Budapest

4

12,050

Buenos Aires

3.4

33,736

Cairo

6

16,840

Canberra

7.1

60,231

Chicago

3.4

38,470

Copenhagen

4.4

41,516

Edinburgh

1

3,248

Geneva

3.5

73,000

Helsinki

3

31,224

Kuala Lumpur

5.5

10,754

Lisbon

3

32,104

Ljubljana

3

33,069

London - PPO

13.5

10,331

Luxembourg

3.5

48,834

Madrid

9

33,046

Mexico

5

14,507

Moscow

9

15,253

New Delhi

6

10,940

New York - C.G.

12

40,501

New York - PMUN

6

45,499

Nicosia

3

26,880

OSCE- Vienna

3

25,903

Oslo

3

55,329

Ottawa

5

39,383

Paris incl. OSCE

14

28,442

Prague

5

25,006

Pretoria

8

18,449

Ramallah

4

28,877

Riga

2

25,412

Riyadh

8

20,754

Rome

8.8

50,201

San Francisco

3

33,032

Seoul

4

21,532

Shanghai

4

14,540

Singapore

4

35,110

Sofia

4

15,050

Stockholm

3

47,190

Strasbourg

3

41,222

Sydney

3

59,558

Tallinn

2

15,209

Tel Aviv

3.5

34,309

The Hague

5

49,039

Tokyo

7

74,930

Valletta

2

31,230

Vienna

5

41,382

Vilnius

3

25,476

Warsaw

4

30,056

Washington

8

37,074

Table V Vote 27 Mission Budgets 2009-2013 - All figures in Euro

Mission

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013- Budget Allocation

Ethiopia

814,794

882,686

548,335

519,543

477,059

Tanzania

791,452

705,715

671,611

741,521

871,975

Sierra Leone

215,849

197,232

280,358

231,457

273,750

Vietnam

538,448

605,144

587,427

622,536

602,000

Uganda

1,065,810

1,113,518

744,844

879,949

1,526,980

Malawi

415,038

427,874

394,720

395,899

543,420

Zambia

927,187

1,061,047

1,063,136

934,416

1,103,200

Mozambique

1,178,145

983,406

833,362

882,549

996,701

Lesotho

468,849

497,411

496,429

502,659

561,510

South Africa

296,057

375,166

336,384

305,053

369,170

Timor Leste

165,803

148,716

108,723

142,081

0

Table VI Vote 27 Mission Budget Breakdown 2012 - All figures in Euro

Subhead

Mission

A1

Salaries

& Allowances

A2

Travel & Subsistence

A3 Incidentals

A4

Postal &

Telecomms

A5

Office Machinery

& Other Office

Expenses

A6

Premises

Total

Ethiopia

356,792

14,346

56,086

9,025

11,586

71,708

519,543

Tanzania

480,919

53,401

103,820

22,723

25,303

55,356

741,521

Sierra Leone

46,087

29,243

25,078

9,489

5,088

116,471

231,457

Vietnam

167,447

83,591

40,160

13,637

10,156

307,544

622,536

Uganda

424,384

57,275

160,659

21,521

17,566

198,544

879,949

Malawi

116,237

39,983

80,326

19,404

22,997

116,952

395,899

Zambia

707,639

52,015

94,417

20,876

14,415

45,056

934,416

Mozambique

365,122

80,644

149,910

37,265

33,985

215,622

882,549

Lesotho

294,141

24,252

43,095

26,619

8,513

106,039

502,659

Sth. Africa

132,669

21,062

54,931

3,174

5,253

87,964

305,053

Timor Leste

36,286

19,819

17,655

10,423

3,556

54,342

142,081

Job Creation Data

Questions (54)

Peadar Tóibín

Question:

54. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of jobs that have been created here that are directly attributable to his Department for each of the past two years. [42761/13]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

The Government’s Trade Strategy, Trading and Investing in a Smart Economy, identifies high level targets for growth in exports, investment, tourism and jobs for the period to 2015 and feeds into the targets set in the Action Plan for Jobs. These targets have been identified by the relevant Departments and the State Agencies under their aegis. In overseas markets, my Department and our Embassy network work very closely with the State Agencies, including Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland, Bord Bia and Tourism Ireland. In the twenty seven priority overseas markets identified under the Strategy, Local Market Teams chaired by the Ambassador and including the State Agencies present in the particular market have been established to drive the common effort towards the achievement of the identified targets. Local Market Plans drawn up by these teams are reviewed by the Export Trade Council which I chair and which includes the relevant Ministers as well as the CEOs of the State Agencies and members from the private sector. The work of my Department and the Embassy network in engaging with key political and business figures in overseas markets, and on economic messaging designed to enhance confidence in our economic recovery, contributes directly to the achievement of the growth in domestic employment, as does the ongoing extensive support given by our Embassies to the trade missions organised by the State Agencies. This year our Embassies will support a total of eighteen Ministerial-led Enterprise Ireland trade missions involving Irish companies, as well as a range of other overseas Ministerial visits focussed on driving job growth at home through building our international trading and investment opportunities, in both mature and high growth markets. Each year the St. Patrick’s Day period provides a particular focus for our efforts to support job creation in the domestic economy and the Embassy network exploits to the full all the opportunities it provides for Ministerial led missions and other economic, business and cultural activity.

The Global Irish Network established by my Department is also contributing its ideas and support to the drive for jobs and I am pleased to note that at the most recent meeting of the Global Irish Economic Forum in Dublin Castle last weekend there was a very positive interaction at an Enterprise Ireland industry event between the Irish SME sector and the network.

Departmental Staff Data

Questions (55)

Seán Fleming

Question:

55. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the reduction in public expenditure numbers that will be achieved in 2013 and 2014 from targeted redundancy and early retirement in his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43036/13]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

To date, a total of eighteen age-related retirements have taken place in 2013 in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. A further eight officers will retire by the end of 2013 i.e. six age-related retirements and two under the cost neutral Early Retirement Scheme. A total of fourteen officers are scheduled to retire in 2014, on reaching mandatory retirement age. No officer has so far submitted notice of an intention to retire under the cost neutral Early Retirement Scheme in 2014. There is no targeted redundancy scheme in place in my Department.

Credit Review Office Appeals

Questions (56, 57)

Derek Nolan

Question:

56. Deputy Derek Nolan asked the Minister for Finance if he will provide a county breakdown, in tabular form, of the number of businesses which have used State supports such as the Credit Review Office; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42615/13]

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Derek Nolan

Question:

57. Deputy Derek Nolan asked the Minister for Finance if he will provide a county breakdown in tabular form of the number of businesses in the constituency of Galway West which have used State supports for Irish businesses such as the Credit Review Office; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42616/13]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 56 and 57 together.

The Credit Review Office (CRO) has provided me with the following information:

County

Number of Applications To Date

Carlow

4

Cavan

6

Clare

4

Cork

36

Donegal

9

Dublin

101

Galway

9

Kerry

15

Kildare

11

Kilkenny

4

Laois

7

Leitrim

2

Limerick

22

Longford

6

Louth

8

Mayo

9

Meath

11

Monaghan

2

Offaly

4

Roscommon

4

Sligo

3

Tipperary

17

Waterford

12

Westmeath

7

Wexford

9

Wicklow

10

Total

332

The CRO does not record applications by constituency but I am informed that there have been 9 applications to the CRO by SMEs in the county of Galway.