Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1567)

Peter Burke


1567. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount of grant funding his Department and associated agencies have allocated to counties Longford and Westmeath since 2016; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35139/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The table below sets out the amount of grant funding my Department has allocated to counties Longford and Westmeath since 2016 for Greenways and Bike Week activities:



Bike Week activities


€513,000.00 (Abbeyshrule to Ballymahon Greenway)



€2,176,457.00 (Garrycastle to Whitegates Greenway)


Details of all grants allocated under the Sports Capital and Local Authority Swimming Pools Programmes are published on the website:

In relation to regional and local roads, details of the 2019 grant allocations to Longford and Westmeath can be found in the 2019 Regional and Local Road allocation booklet available in the Oireachtas library. Details of grant payments for previous years are set out in the Regional and Local Road grant payment booklets which are also available in the Oireachtas library.

Since 2016, one small public service vehicle (SPSV) driver from Westmeath received a grant of €6,000 towards the purchase of an electric vehicle under the Electric SPSV Grant Scheme.

Under the Electric Vehicle Toll Incentive Scheme, electric vehicle drivers passing the toll on the M4 Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath to Kilcock, Co. Kildare are eligible for a discounted toll on each journey up to a maximum €500 annual threshold for private vehicles and €1,000 for commercial vehicles.

I have referred your question to the agencies under the aegis of my Department for direct reply. Please contact my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.