Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Questions (296, 297)

Denis Naughten

Question:

296. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport 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. [12518/19]

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Denis Naughten

Question:

297. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the funding that his Department or agencies under the remit of his Department have provided to projects in County Roscommon 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. [12535/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 296 and 297 together.

The information requested by the Deputy is currently being collated by my officials and will be forwarded to the Deputy within 10 working days.

The following deferred reply was received under Standing Order 42A
I refer to Parliamentary Question No. 296 for answer on 13 March 2019. The following table sets out the funding provided to projects in Count Galway and County Roscommon since 2016 and to date 2019.

Year

Projects in County Galway

Projects in Count Roscommon

Funding allocated Yes/No

Funding drawn down Yes/No

Amount Galway €

Amount Roscommon €

2016

Galway to Moycullen -National Cycle Network

Yes

Yes

16,816.38

Boyle to Lough Key Forest Park

Yes

Yes

28,319.11

Bike Week

Bike Week

Yes

Yes

24,712.59

1,500.00

2017

Galway to Moycullen -National Cycle Network

Yes

Yes

73,522.58

Bike Week

Bike Week

Yes

Yes

23,857.42

4,750.00

2018

Bike Week

Bike Week

Yes

Yes

23,310.63

5,000.00

2019

Under the Electric Vehicle Toll Incentive Scheme, electric vehicle drivers passing the toll on the M6 Galway to Ballinasloe are eligible for a discounted toll on each journey up to a maximum €500 annual threshold for private vehicles and €1000 for commercial vehicles.
Under the Electric Small Public Service Vehicle (SPSV) Grant Scheme, one SPSV driver from Roscommon received a grant of €3,000 in 2018 towards the purchase of an electric vehicle.
Details of all allocations and payments under the Sports Capital and the Local Authority Swimming Pool Programmes are published on the Department’s website on: http://www.dttas.ie/sport/english/sport-unit-1-sports-capital-programmes-division. Details of payments made in 2019 will be published early in 2020 once the payments have been finalised and reconciled.
Regional and Local Roads Grant Allocations Booklets for the years 2016 to 2018 and 2019 are available in the Dáil Library. The Payment Booklets, which show the amounts drawn down, are also available in the Dáil Library.