Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Questions (291)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

291. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount of funding provided to the Irish Coast Guard in each of the years 2016 to 2019, in tabular form; the budget allocation for same in 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48265/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The following funding figures are inclusive of both capital and current allocations.

The majority of Current spend is on the IRCG Helicopter contract.

The bulk of capital expenditure relates to programme spend by the Irish Coast Guard, including provision for a building programme, IT upgrades, vehicle and boat fleet renewal, pollution equipment and maintenance of telecommunications infrastructure.

Year

Irish Coast Guard Funding (€'000)

2020

76,475

2019

77,235

2018

74,004

2017

71,485

2016

70,085