Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Questions (448)

Joan Collins

Question:

448. Deputy Joan Collins asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will provide in tabular form the funding his Department has allocated to each regeneration project here in the current year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20831/14]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

The National Regeneration Programme targets the country’s most disadvantaged communities; those defined by the most extreme social exclusion, unemployment and anti-social behaviour. My Department currently supports an ambitious programme of regeneration projects which seek to address the causes of disadvantage in these communities through a holistic programme of physical, social and economic regeneration. This year, some €70 million is being provided to support regeneration programmes at six locations across the country. Funding has been provisionally allocated in respect of each of these projects and definitive allocations will be notified to local authorities once discussions on the 2014 regeneration work programmes have been completed. Details of the amounts provisionally allocated are set out in the following table:

Regeneration Project

Amount

Dublin City Council (incl Ballymun)

€25m

Cork City Council

€10m

Limerick Regeneration

€28m

Sligo Borough Council

€2m

Tralee Town Council

€3m

Dundalk Town Council

€2m

Total

€70m