Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Dublin Youth Services.

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asked the Minister for Education the total amount of public funds spent on youth services and youth clubs in the Dublin city and county council areas during the last financial year.

With the permission of the Ceann Comhairle, I propose to circulate a list showing the grants awarded by my Department in 1976 to governing bodies of youth services and organisations which operate in Dublin city and county. Dublin Youth Service Council which received £200,000 operates exclusively in Dublin city while the major part of the work of the Catholic Youth Council, which received £29,000, also lies in that area. The other bodies listed engage in activities in the two areas in question as well as in other areas throughout the country and information as to the portion of the grants paid to those bodies by my Department which was devoted to youth services in the Dublin city and county areas is not available.

Following is the list:

GRANTS AWARDED in 1976 to Governing Bodies of Youth Organisations/Services which operate in Dublin City and County Areas.

£

Comhairle Le Leas Oige

200,000

Catholic Youth Council

29,000

National Federation of Youth Clubs

40,000

Macra na Tuaithe

70,000

Federation of Irish Scout Associations

27,000

National Youth Council

21,000

Irish Girl Guides

6,500

Church of Ireland Youth Council

5,000

Catholic Guides of Ireland

3,500

Voluntary Service International

2,800

Comhchairdeas

2,500

Irish Building Companions

2,200

Society of St. Vincent De Paul (Council for Youth Clubs)

1,800

Boys' Brigade

950

Girls' Brigade

850

Irish Methodist Youth Department

800

Presbyterian Youth Council

700

Young Women's Christian Association

500

Jewish Youth Council

500

Girls Friendly Society

400

Contact

6,000