Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (777)

Fiona O'Loughlin

Question:

777. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the amount of funding allocated and drawn down by all local authorities for Traveller accommodation in 2017, in tabular form. [10173/18]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

In accordance with the Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act 1998, housing authorities have statutory responsibility for the assessment of the accommodation needs of Travellers and the preparation, adoption and implementation of multi-annual Traveller Accommodation Programmes, TAPs, in their areas. My Department’s role is to ensure that there are adequate structures and supports in place to assist the authorities in providing such accommodation, including a national framework of policy, legislation and funding.

The allocations and recoupment profiles for capital Traveller accommodation projects can vary across local authorities given the local priorities, circumstances and project timelines as set out in the TAPs. Local authorities adopted the fourth and current round of TAPs in April 2014, with the five-year rolling programmes running from 2014 to 2018. These programmes provide a road map for local authority investment priorities over the period. They also form the basis for the allocation of funding from my Department for Traveller accommodation.

The table below sets out the allocation versus drawdown by county in 2017.

LOCAL AUTHORITY

ALLOCATION

DRAWDOWN

Carlow County Council

€207,905

€71,450

Cavan County Council

€13,729

€13,729

Clare County Council

€169,194

€42,444

Cork City Council

€1,108,344

€97,000

Cork County Council

€110,000

€93,156

Donegal County Council

€147,612

€15,100

Dublin City Council

€414,829

€734,209

Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown County Council

€1,500,000

€1,857,313

Fingal County Council

€26,847

€17,420

South Dublin County Council

€1,024,289

€0

Galway City Council

€209,000

€95,102

Galway County Council

€625,000

€0

Kerry County Council

€28,566

€28,566

Kildare County Council

€80,000

€0

Kilkenny County Council

€582,162

€563,040

Laois County Council

€0

€0

Leitrim County Council

€98,875

€59,933

Limerick City & County Council

€69,576

€219,918

Longford County Council

€2,922

€0

Louth County Council

€237,087

€220,048

Mayo County Council

€0

€0

Meath County Council

€129,000

€5,750

Monaghan County Council

€0

€0

Offaly County Council

€847,917

€101,616

Roscommon County Council

€52,617

€123,191

Sligo County Council

€161,249

€9,931

Tipperary County Council

€327,492

€399,337

Waterford City & County Council

€545,000

€22,610

Westmeath County Council

€0

€0

Wexford County Council

€6,880

€0

Wicklow County Council

€52,648

€43,773

SUB TOTAL

€8,778,742

€4,834,636

RESERVE

€221,258

TOTAL ALLOCATION

€9,000,000

€4,834,636