Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (1166)

Anne Rabbitte

Question:

1166. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the level of funding provided to each county for fire services in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45209/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

The Fire Services Capital Programme forms an important part of my Department’s strategy to support fire authorities in the development and maintenance of a quality fire-fighting and rescue service. My Department provides capital funding for the construction/upgrading of fire stations and the procurement of fire appliances and specialised equipment.

The prioritisation and effective management of these resources is, in the first instance, a matter for each of the fire authorities based on their assessment of local needs and requirements. My Department works closely with fire services around the country to progress priority projects.

Funding provided to each county for Fire Services

2016

2017

2018

2019 (to end October)

Carlow

€264,397

€534,002

€217,721

€0

Cavan

€100,256

€30,765

€287,530

€771,031

Clare

€8,118

€416,007

€1,007,850

€66,254

Cork

€1,010,049

€455,239

€8,118

€310,160

Donegal

€130,932

€363,806

€0

€452,294

Dublin

€179,969

€1,039,099

€666,493

€470,346

Galway

€502,297

€336,390

€1,952,309

€334,908

Kerry

€11,500

€0

€5,304

€188,737

Kildare

€55,903

€370,922

€61,896

€0

Kilkenny

€80,164

€1,122,984

€243,949

€84,102

Laois

€8,118

€106,239

€84,039

€56,246

Leitrim

€0

€0

€5,354

€0

Limerick

€64,151

€111,813

€109,074

€6,210

Longford

€652,414

€297,123

€855,300

€6,210

Louth

€0

€406,393

€228,378

€84,475

Mayo

€242,282

€181,411

€50,345

€158,374

Meath

€20,295

€104,093

€207,456

€20,756

Monaghan

€406,252

€122,215

€137,167

€398,676

Offaly

€183,397

€850,581

€300,442

€323,795

Tipperary

€952,561

€790,896

€828,661

€331,178

Waterford

€5,412

€125,104

€87,909

€0

Westmeath

€1,407,200

€1,100,186

€352,929

€302,357

Wexford

€112,841

€0

€358,993

€0

Wicklow

€394,425

€71,832

€170,281

€187,756

My Department is also funding the Fire Services' CTrí (previously known as CAMP) project dealing with the Fire Services' 999/112 emergency call-taking service for the public. It is a nation-wide system, based in three regional communication centres in Dublin, Limerick and Castlebar. The CTrí Project will see the introduction of a new mobilisation system better linking the three centres. This will provide the opportunity to achieve an improved, more resilient service for the public. Funding of €1.62 million, €1.87 million and €2.7 million was provided for this project by my Department in the years 2016, 2017 and 2018 respectively. This funding is ongoing and a further €3.1 million has been provided in the current year to date. Due to the nature of this project, which will benefit every county in the country, the funding has not been apportioned on a county-by-county basis.