Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Questions (733)

Dara Calleary

Question:

733. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the amount allocated to each local authority under the CLÁR programme in 2017 and 2018; the amount paid to each local authority up to 30 June 2019 for each allocation, in tabular form; the percentage of the amount paid out to date of the figure allocated to each local authority in each year, based on the latest data to 30 June 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29537/19]

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Written answers (Question to Rural)

As the Deputy will be aware, CLÁR is an important part of the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development and focuses on areas which have suffered the greatest levels of population decline.

The table outlines the amount allocated under the CLÁR programme to each Local Authority in 2017 and 2018, the amount paid to each Local Authority up to 30 June 2019 in respect of each year's allocation, and the percentage of the allocation paid at that date.

All Local Authorities were requested to submit their final outturn in respect of 2017 allocations by the end of June this year and my officials are currently working on closing out the 2017 programme. My officials will also be asking Local Authorities to complete their 2018 CLÁR projects with a view to closing this programme round as soon as possible.

Local Authority

Amount Allocated CLÁR 2017

Total Paid to 30.06.19

% of Allocation Paid

Amount Allocated CLÁR 2018

Total paid to 30.06.19

% of Allocation Paid

Carlow

€178,760

€156,445

87.52%

€337,707

€132,490

39.23%

Cavan

€288,731

€288,469

99.91%

€551,489

€508,653

92.23%

Clare

€323,132

€323,132

100.00%

€371,598

€370,865

99.80%

Cork

€195,600

€175,000

89.47%

€611,191

€493,815

80.80%

Donegal

€70,590

€70,590

100.00%

€461,841

€441,064

95.50%

Galway

€519,792

€519,492

99.94%

€603,615

€465,987

77.20%

Kerry

€134,188

€134,188

100.00%

€431,677

€48,000

11.12%

Kilkenny

€161,932

€161,932

100.00%

€303,464

€281,900

92.89%

Laois

€51,395

€51,395

100.00%

€508,313

€453,359

89.19%

Leitrim

€457,552

€457,552

100.00%

€380,236

€225,430

59.29%

Limerick

€161,730

€160,925

99.50%

€343,840

€343,540

99.91%

Longford

€238,417

€237,067

99.43%

€414,181

€95,120

22.97%

Louth

€245,869

€155,370

63.19%

€266,207

€215,552

80.97%

Mayo

€628,230

€596,637

94.97%

€624,166

€393,763

63.09%

Meath

€104,000

€104,000

100.00%

€226,440

€209,804

92.65%

Monaghan

€536,784

€528,987

98.55%

€503,164

€337,771

67.13%

Offaly

€186,954

€185,665

99.31%

€259,639

€259,638

100.00%

Roscommon

€320,555

€311,516

97.18%

€312,465

€292,447

93.59%

Sligo

€274,650

€271,746

98.94%

€376,895

€353,820

93.88%

Tipperary

€191,258

€187,978

98.29%

€361,355

€229,884

63.62%

Waterford

€313,365

€313,365

100.00%

€528,840

€491,641

92.97%

Westmeath

€77,096

€77,096

100.00%

€324,867

€251,825

77.52%

Wicklow

€33,300

€6,300

18.92%

€130,590

€42,795

32.77%