Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (1606)

Dara Calleary

Question:

1606. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the annual capital allocation to Comhar Naíonraí na Gaeltachta in each of the years 2016 to 2018, in tabular form; and the 2019 allocation in this regard. [18901/19]

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Written answers (Question to Culture)

At the outset I wish to advise the Deputy that Comhar Naíonraí na Gaeltachta operates under the aegis of Údarás na Gaeltachta and supports the provision of early childhood education services through Irish in the Gaeltacht. The organisation provides administration support and training services for early years education and care services which include naíonraí, breakfast clubs, afterschool services and parent and toddler groups. In this context the following table sets out the current funding allocated by Údarás na Gaeltachta to Comhar Naíonraí na Gaeltachta in each of the years 2016 -2019.

County

New Full time Jobs Created in 2018

Number of Full time Jobs in Client Companies at

31 December 2018

Dún na nGall

156

2,278

Maigh Eo

83

657

Gaillimh

237

2,978

An Mhí

3

178

Ciarraí

56

689

Corcaigh

45

699

Port Láirge

9

146

Total

589

7,625

Allocation from Údarás na Gaeltachta

2016

2017

2018

2019

Comhar Naíonraí na Gaeltachta

€535,000

€535,000

€535,000

€535,000

In addition to the funding detailed above, my Department has approved a three year current funding programme of €1.26m in total to Comhar Naíonraí na Gaeltachta. This funding programme in support of early years education is designed to further underpin the Language Planning Process in the Gaeltacht and is scheduled to continue into the years ahead. A breakdown of that allocation is set out in tabular format below:

School Year

Allocation

2018/2019

€355,000

2019/2020

€435,000

2020/2021

€470,000

Total

€1,260,000

Comhar Naíonra na Gaeltachta is not in receipt of any annual capital allocation from either my Department or Údarás na Gaeltachta.

Questions Nos. 1607 to 1609, inclusive, answered with Question No. 1604.