Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Questions (601)

Anne Rabbitte

Question:

601. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of playgrounds developed annually since 2012 under the capital grant scheme for play and recreation; the details of new or refurbished playgrounds by county; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21546/19]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

My Department administers a Capital Grant Funding Scheme for new and existing play and recreation facilities for children and young people. The purpose of the play and recreation capital grant is to support refurbishment of play and recreation amenities for children and young people. Since 2013, my Department has contributed to the provision of new equipment, the development of natural play areas and the refurbishment of existing play facilities. There is no record of any funding for playgrounds from my Department in 2012.

Number of Playgrounds developed annually since 2012 under the capital grant scheme

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

14

21

23

22

33

35

The details of new or refurbished playgrounds by county

County

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Carlow

 

1

 

1

 

 

Cavan

 

1

1

2

1

1

Clare

1

1

1

1

 

2

Cork

1

 

2

 

1

3

Donegal

 

1

3

3

5

3

Dublin

2

8

2

1

7

5

Galway

1

 

1

1

2

2

Kerry

1

 

 

 

1

1

Kildare

1

 

1

 

1

1

Kilkenny

1

1

1

1

 

1

Leitrim

 

 

1

 

 

 

Limerick

1

1

 

 

 

 

Laois

 

1

 

1

1

1

Longford

 

1

1

1

1

1

Louth

1

 

 

 

 

1

Mayo

1

1

 

1

 

1

Meath

1

 

2

 

1

2

Monaghan

1

1

1

1

1

1

Offaly

 

1

1

2

1

2

Roscommon

 

1

1

1

1

1

Sligo

 

 

 

 

4

 

Tipperary

1

 

1

 

1

2

Waterford

 

 

1

3

 

1

Westmeath

 

 

1

1

2

1

Wexford

 

 

1

1

1

1

Wicklow

 

1

 

 

1

1