Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Questions (1327)

Eoin Ó Broin

Question:

1327. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the allocation and drawdown by each local authority of their Traveller accommodation budget in tabular form. [5732/20]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

In accordance with the Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act 1998, housing authorities have statutory responsibility for the assessment of the accommodation needs of Travellers and the preparation, adoption and implementation of multi-annual Traveller Accommodation Programmes (TAPs) in their areas.  My Department’s role is to ensure that there are adequate structures and supports in place to assist the authorities in providing such accommodation, including a national framework of policy, legislation and funding. 

Data in relation to the allocations and drawdowns of funding for Traveller-specific accommodation, by local authority, in 2019 are set out in the following table. In 2020, to facilitate ease of access to such funding, my Department is no longer allocating  specific budgets to individual local authorities from the €14.5m in funding available overall.  Instead,  it is open to all local authorities to apply for and drawdown funds at any time through the year and this is actively encouraged by my Department.  Details of the drawdowns by individual local authorities to date in 2020 are also set out in the following table.

County Council

Allocation 2019

Drawdown 2019

Drawdown 2020

Carlow

70,000

381,898

                    -  

Cavan

95,458

94,500

                    -  

Clare

635,000

669,389

                           -  

Cork City

275,799

42,319

1,286,109

Cork County

258,390

184,745

                           -  

Donegal

161,816

-

8,230

Dublin City

1,628,695

895,197

184,973

Dun Laoghaire / Rathdown

-

32,834

                          -  

Fingal

-

848,957

                           -  

Galway City

-

-

24,000

Galway County

1,412,596

670,440

24,034

Kerry

77,200

75,131

5,928

Kildare

1,000,000

360,231

           

-

Kilkenny

21,682

408,856

640

Laois

-

-

179,796

Leitrim

178,390

-

        

-

Limerick City

1,015,179

1,424,782

430,255

Longford

2,922

-

    

-

Louth

132,531

341,863

                          -  

Mayo

-

-

                         -  

Meath

75,000

91,790

                        -  

Monaghan

100,000

-

                         -  

Offaly

815,117

692,329

                         -  

Roscommon

253,084

73,843

                         -  

Sligo

1,435,913

1,131,397

 

512,676

South Dublin

130,557

106,719

        

-

Tipperary

25,655

-

                           -  

Waterford City

170,000

77,562

                         -  

Westmeath

100,000

-

                           -  

Wexford

335,000

52,870

                          -  

Wicklow

104,533

-

                          -  

Reserve

2,489,484

 

 

Total allocation

10,510,516

 

 

TOTAL

13,000,000

8,657,652.00

2,656,641