Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Questions (671)

Eoin Ó Broin

Question:

671. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the Traveller accommodation allocations for each local authority for 2019; and the drawdown for the first quarter of 2019 for each local authority in tabular form. [21924/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

In accordance with the Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act 1998, housing authorities have statutory responsibility for the assessment of the accommodation needs of Travellers and the preparation, adoption and implementation of multi-annual Traveller Accommodation Programmes (TAPs) in their areas.  My Department’s role is to ensure that there are adequate structures and supports in place to assist the authorities in providing such accommodation, including a national framework of policy, legislation and funding. 

Housing authorities submit funding proposals for individual Traveller-specific projects and developments on an annual basis.  These projects are assessed on a case-by-case basis in my Department in advance of allocations being made.  In addition, further funding may be considered by my Department throughout the year in the light of progress across the programme generally.  There is regular contact between my Department and housing authorities in order to try to ensure maximum progress and drawdown.  If it becomes clear that allocations or part thereof may be unspent, then those allocations will be diverted to alternative projects and developments. 

The amounts of funding allocated in 2019, and drawn down by housing authorities in Q1 2019, for Traveller-specific accommodation are set out in the following table.

LOCAL AUTHORITY

ALLOCATION 2019

Drawdown Q1 2019

CARLOW

70,000

-

CAVAN

95,000

-

CLARE

635,000

326,000

CORK CITY  

276,000

-

CORK   COUNTY

258,000

-

DONEGAL

162,000

-

DUBLIN   CITY

1,629,000

-

DUN   LAOGHAIRE-R.DOWN

-

-

FINGAL

-

-

SOUTH   DUBLIN

131,000

-

GALWAY   CITY

-

-

GALWAY   COUNTY

1,413,000

72,000

KERRY

77,200

-

KILDARE

1,000,000

-

KILKENNY

22,000

140,000

LAOIS

-

-

LEITRIM

178,000

-

LIMERICK   CITY & COUNTY

1,015,000

169,000

LONGFORD

3,000 

-

LOUTH

133,000

-

MAYO

-

-

MEATH

75,000

-

MONAGHAN

100,000

-

OFFALY

815,000

139,000

ROSCOMMON

253,000

-

SLIGO

1,436,000

96,000

TIPPERARY

26,000

-

WATERFORD CITY & COUNTY

170,000

54,000

WESTMEATH

100,000

-

WEXFORD

335,000

-

WICKLOW

105,000

-

 

 

 

TOTAL

10,511,000

997,000

RESERVE*

2,489,000

-

BUDGET

13,000,000

-

* Reserve for emergency replacement mobiles, caravan loan grants and first time buyers grant and new projects that arise throughout the year.