Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Questions (241)

Anne Rabbitte

Question:

241. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount of financial support provided to the Galway mountain rescue team in each of the past five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25735/19]

View answer

Written answers (Question to Transport)

My Department, through the Irish Coast Guard, administers an annual grant scheme to Mountain Rescue Ireland, the umbrella organisation for Mountain Rescue Teams on the island of Ireland. In 2018, an internal review of the administration of the mountain rescue grants was carried out. In recognition of the fact that patterns of activity have increased since the grant was originally apportioned, I have recently approved an increased allocation for 2019 within the Irish Coast Guard's overall allocation.

The following table sets out the grants over the past five years to Galway mountain team.

Year

Amount €

2019 - allocated

€18,130.00

2018

€7,407.00

2017

€7,407.00

2016

€7,407.00

2015

€7,407.00

Total

€47,758.00