Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (1025)

Alan Kelly

Question:

1025. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the amount of funding allocated for LIS by county; and the amount claimed by county in 2019, in tabular form. [45367/19]

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Written answers (Question to Rural)

The Local Improvement Scheme, or LIS, is a programme for improvement works on small private or non-public roads in rural areas. The scheme is funded by my Department and is administered through the Local Authorities.

On 7th February last I launched the 2019 LIS and allocated a sum of €10 million to Local Authorities under the scheme. The number and location of roads to benefit from improvement works in 2019 is a matter for the relevant Local Authority.

The table below outlines the funding allocated to each Local Authority for works in 2019 and the amount of funding drawn down to date in respect of each allocation. Under the terms of the scheme, Local Authorities can only draw down funding for projects that have been completed.

Local Authority

2019 Allocation

2019 Funding Drawn Down to Date

Carlow

€250,000

€0

Cavan

€269,254

€267,071

Clare

€480,811

€480,720

Cork

€900,000

€0

Donegal

€677,456

€0

Galway

€856,959

€856,959

Kerry

€669,930

€0

Kildare

€250,000

€0

Kilkenny

€288,905

€0

Laois

€250,000

€241,871

Leitrim

€250,000

€250,000

Limerick

€384,092

€0

Longford

€250,000

€0

Louth

€250,000

€125,000

Mayo

€778,496

€0

Meath

€326,394

€0

Monaghan

€250,000

€0

Offaly

€278,871

€0

Roscommon

€355,104

€354,774

Sligo

€256,154

€256,154

Tipperary

€599,969

€0

Waterford

€258,802

€258,802

Westmeath

€256,433

€256,433

Wexford

€329,878

€0

Wicklow

€282,494

€0

TOTAL

€10,000,002

€3,347,785