Thursday, 18 April 2019

Questions (22, 25)

Charlie McConalogue

Question:

22. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the levels of capital expenditure which will be allocated for infrastructure projects for County Donegal; the timeframe for these allocations; the projects for which funding will be provided; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17773/19]

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Aindrias Moynihan

Question:

25. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the amount of funding for capital projects allocated to County Cork for 2019; the particular projects which are being provided for in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18058/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 22 and 25 together.

I should first explain that as Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform I am responsible for setting the overall capital allocations across Departments and for monitoring monthly expenditure at a Departmental level.  Responsibility for the management and delivery of the individual investment projects, within the allocations agreed under the NDP, rests with the individual sponsoring Department in each case. 

Under the umbrella of Project Ireland 2040, the Government has allocated capital funding behind the national priorities set out in the National Planning Framework (NPF). The three Regional Assemblies are responsible for co-ordinating, promoting and supporting the strategic planning and sustainable development of their regions, by formulating Regional Spatial and Economic Strategies (RSES).  The key role in leading development at county level rests with the relevant local authority in the first instance.