Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Questions (627)

John O'Mahony

Question:

627. Deputy John O'Mahony asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount of funding allocated by his Department in County Mayo, the list of projects that benefitted in 2011, 2012, 2013 and to date in 2014 in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14898/14]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The amount of funding allocated to County Mayo is contained in the following table.

Year

Project

Funding (€)

2010

Cycle Route Projects

2,325,000

2010

National Cycle Network

620,000

2010

Demo

25,791

2011

Jobs Initiative Round 1

194,300

2011

Jobs Initiative Round 2

110,883

2011

Jobs Initiative Round 3

88,832

2012

Jobs Initiative Smarter Travel Areas

155,000

2012

Active Travel Towns

125,000

2012

National Cycle Network

725,000

2012/2016

Smarter Travel Areas

5,500,000

2013

*Regional Airports Programme

Ireland West Airport Knock

2,667,599

2012

*Regional Airports Programme

Ireland West Airport Knock

1,288,651

2011

*Regional Airports Programme

Ireland West Airport Knock

665,189

2013

**Mayo County Council

29,412

2013

**Mayo County Council

29,412

2014 (to date)

*Regional Airports Programme

Ireland West Airport Knock

603,831

*Details of the specific projects aided under this Programme are available from Ireland West Airport Knock

**These two allocations were made in respect of the Sports Capital Programme in 2013. There have not been any allocations in 2014. Details of all Sports Capital Programme allocations from 2011 and 2012 are published on the Department's website. 

Heavy rail infrastructural investments outside the GDA

The vast bulk of Exchequer funding to Iarnród Éireann for works outside the Greater Dublin Area (GDA) was allocated under the Railway Safety Programme (RSP) 2007-2013. This was provided on a network-wide programme basis rather than specifically allocated to any particular region. Under the RSP approximately €100m has been spent annually on renewing and maintaining the entire railway network. Apart from the RSP there were some smaller-scale infrastructure programmes, such as the Road-Crossing Automation Programme and the installation of Automatic Ticket Vending Machines programme. For the 2014-2018 period, funding for the Iarnród Éireann renewals and maintenance programme comes under the Infrastructure Manager Multi-Annual Contract (IMMAC).

Details of the regional and local road grant payments to Mayo County Council, including lists of projects, are outlined in the regional and local road grant payment booklets which are available in the Dáil Library.  Details of the 2014 regional and local road grant allocations and projects to each county council are also available in the Dáil library.

With regard to national roads, details of the allocations, including lists of projects, to each local authority are also available in the Dáil library.  However, details of the actual drawdown of funding for these roads is a matter for the National Roads Authority (NRA).  I have referred your query to the NRA for direct reply.  Please advise my office if you have not received a response within ten days.

Similarly, allocations under the Tourism Product Development Scheme, administered by Fáilte Ireland, are a matter for the board of Fáilte Ireland. I have referred the Deputy's query to Fáilte Ireland for direct reply. Will he please advise my office if he has not received a response within ten days.