Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Questions (584)

Dara Calleary

Question:

584. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the number of schools in each county that have been successful in applying for a school playground from the CLÁR programme in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019; the number of applications in the area annually; and the number of approved and rejected applications by county. [51354/19]

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Written answers (Question to Rural)

As the Deputy is aware, CLÁR (Ceantair Laga Árd-Riachtanais) is a targeted investment programme for rural areas that aims to provide funding for small infrastructural projects in areas that have experienced significant levels of depopulation.

In recent years, amongst other measures, CLÁR has supported the enhancement or development of community and schools outdoor play facilities.

Table 1 below provides details of the number of schools awarded funding for outdoor play facilities, by county, in each of the years 2016-2019. It should be noted that no school play facilities were funded in 2016.

Table 2 provides details of all CLÁR applications received in each of the years 2016-2019 across all CLÁR measures in each relevant county. It also includes details of the number of applications approved for funding and the number of unsuccessful applications for each of those years.

Table 1: Number of schools per County awarded funding for Outdoor Play Facilities under CLAR

County

2016

2017

2018

2019

Carlow

0

0

2

1

Cavan

0

4

11

3

Clare

0

6

7

2

Cork

0

0

1

0

Donegal

0

0

6

0

Galway

0

0

0

0

Kerry

0

2

3

0

Kilkenny

0

1

1

0

Laois

0

3

1

1

Leitrim

0

0

4

1

Limerick

0

0

0

0

Longford

0

1

0

1

Louth

0

2

5

1

Mayo

0

0

3

0

Meath

0

0

0

1

Monaghan

0

5

7

1

Offaly

0

4

3

1

Roscommon

0

2

3

1

Sligo

0

2

3

0

Tipperary

0

0

1

0

Waterford

0

5

3

1

Westmeath

0

1

2

1

Wicklow

0

0

0

1

TOTAL

0

38

66

17

Table 2: Overall applications received, approved and unsuccessful, by County

County

2016

2017

Received

Approved

Unsuccessful

Received

Approved

Unsuccessful

Carlow

18

18

0

5

5

0

Cavan

33

33

0

29

12

17

Clare

27

27

0

21

10

11

Cork

82

35

47

27

9

18

Donegal

117

78

39

36

10

26

Galway

62

57

5

28

15

13

Kerry

123

27

96

29

8

21

Kilkenny

9

9

0

15

4

11

Laois

24

24

0

20

5

15

Leitrim

27

20

7

21

17

4

Limerick

38

29

9

24

10

14

Longford

20

18

2

24

12

12

Louth

8

6

2

20

10

10

Mayo

81

38

43

29

22

7

Meath

7

7

0

11

4

7

Monaghan

49

29

20

22

16

6

Offaly

18

14

4

22

9

13

Roscommon

39

32

7

22

12

10

Sligo

51

50

1

23

9

14

Tipperary

48

43

5

25

15

10

Waterford

25

23

2

28

10

18

Westmeath

19

18

1

24

3

21

Wicklow

3

3

0

16

4

12

TOTALS

928

638

290

521

231

290

County

2018

2019

Received

Approved

Unsuccessful

Received

Approved

Unsuccessful

Carlow

13

10

3

11

2

9

Cavan

20

16

4

26

11

15

Clare

24

17

7

20

8

12

Cork

29

22

7

29

8

21

Donegal

28

20

8

31

12

19

Galway

30

22

8

30

13

17

Kerry

40

31

9

35

17

18

Kilkenny

13

11

2

13

4

9

Laois

18

15

3

19

4

15

Leitrim

24

18

6

30

11

19

Limerick

23

14

9

18

2

16

Longford

19

14

5

23

14

9

Louth

17

12

5

9

4

5

Mayo

44

31

13

38

18

20

Meath

13

11

2

8

2

6

Monaghan

20

18

2

19

9

10

Offaly

19

13

6

10

2

8

Roscommon

20

14

6

28

12

16

Sligo

22

17

5

18

8

10

Tipperary

31

22

9

23

8

15

Waterford

18

15

3

20

3

17

Westmeath

22

16

6

23

4

19

Wicklow

18

10

8

13

3

10

TOTALS

525

389

136

494

179

315