Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Questions (103)

Denis Naughten

Question:

103. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the funding his Department or agencies under the remit of his Department have provided to projects in County Galway in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019, respectively; if the funding has been allocated; if it has been drawn down in each case; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12507/19]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

Expenditure by my Department is mainly on pay and allowances and the operational costs and capital investment across the Defence Forces. My Department does not provide funding on a geographic basis, with the limited exception of the funding provided from the Defence Vote in respect of Civil Defence and for the maintenance and upgrade of Departmental buildings and military installations.

Details of amounts spent, for County Galway, from 2016 to date are as follows:

2016

2017

2018

2019 to date

Civil Defence - Annual Operational Grant

€86,562

€90,765

€95,430

Nil

Civil Defence - Other Grants (vehicles/equipment)

€6,970

€23,000

Nil

Nil

Maintenance and Upgrade of Departmental Buildings and Military Installations

€274,598

€225,231

€497,305

€8,880

In addition, a further €20,368 is due to be drawn down in 2019 in relation to projects for the maintenance and upgrade of Departmental buildings and military installations in County Galway.