Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Questions (303)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

303. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the amount of funding granted to each local authority through the estate regeneration remedial works programme since its introduction. [23032/21]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

The Estate Regeneration and Remedial Works consists of a suite of programmes including Regeneration, Remedial Works Schemes, Disabled Persons Grants (DPGs) and Improvements Works in Lieu (IWILs).

The Regeneration programme consists of multi-year programmes of large-scale regeneration projects in Limerick, Cork and Dublin and smaller projects in Tralee, Sligo and Dundalk. These projects seek to address the causes of disadvantage in these communities through a holistic programme of physical, social and economic regeneration. The regeneration projects being funded by the Department target the country’s most disadvantaged communities, including those defined by the most extreme social exclusion, unemployment and anti-social behavior.

The Remedial Works Scheme provides funding to assist housing authorities to carry out major essential repairs to certain groups of their rented dwellings which they cannot fund from their own resources. It is focused on full estate remediation works rather than individual houses.

The DPG scheme provides funding to local authorities to undertake housing adaptations and extensions to their stock in order to meet the needs of tenants who are elderly or disabled or to address overcrowding.

The IWILs programme allows local authorities to fund the improvement or extension of existing sub-standard privately owned dwellings, as an alternative to the provision of local authority housing.

Details of this funding for each local authority for Regeneration, Remedial Works Schemes, Disabled Persons Grants (DPGs) and Improvements Works in Lieu (IWILs) from 2016 to the end of 2020 is set out in the table below. While my Department has provided funding to local authorities under the Estate Regeneration Program over many years prior to 2016 its compilation would involve considerable time and resources. However, if the Deputy is concerned about a specific local authority or local authorities, I will have the matter explored further on receipt of the relevant information.

Local Authority

Total

Carlow

€1,779,000

Cavan

€1,263,271

Clare

€3,632,549

Cork City

€41,298,021

Cork County

€6,636,959

DL Rathdown

€2,121,622

Donegal

€1,994,232

Dublin City

€94,973,331

Fingal

€3,229,094

Galway City

€1,096,968

Galway County

€1,942,756

Kerry

€10,747,804

Kildare

€5,268,355

Kilkenny

€1,386,079

Laois

€866,151

Leitrim

€618,366

Limerick City & County

€150,837,953

Longford

€1,017,309

Louth

€3,900,285

Mayo

€1,035,359

Meath

€2,425,968

Monaghan

€3,158,263

Offaly

€1,201,987

Roscommon

€877,778

Sligo

€12,990,834

South Dublin

€2,706,193

Tipperary

€2,982,977

Waterford

€1,607,877

Westmeath

€1,226,780

Wexford

€1,917,951

Wicklow

€7,703,764

€374,445,833

Question No. 304 answered with Question No. 300.
Question No. 305 answered with Question No. 300.