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Local Authority Funding.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 17 November 2005

Thursday, 17 November 2005

Ceisteanna (149)

Fergus O'Dowd

Ceist:

150 Mr. O’Dowd asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the criteria used to allocate funding for skateboard parks nationally, including the date each application was made to his Department; the amount allocated to each successful applicant; the proportion of the expected cost allocated in each case; the reason the application for Drogheda was not successful; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35097/05]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government)

On 18 May 2005 my Department invited each city and county council to apply for grant assistance towards the provision of one skateboard park in its area. All applications received were evaluated on a competitive basis by my Department in conjunction with the National Children's Office having regard to the following criteria which had been notified to local authorities at the time applications were sought: design, layout and location of the proposed park; perceived demand for a facility in the area and potential usage; cost of the project; projected time scale within which the project is to be commenced and completed; ability of the local authority to complete the project in the time scale proposed; availability of a site; arrangements for ongoing management and maintenance; and general quality of the proposal.

The information requested in respect of each of the applications is set out in the following table.

In the case of County Louth, Louth County Council submitted two proposals and was, accordingly, asked to prioritise them. The council indicated on 4 October 2005 that it had decided to give priority to the Dundalk proposal, which was subsequently approved for a grant.

Local Authority

Location

Date Application was made

Grant Allocated

% of Estimated Overall Cost

%

Carlow County Council

Carlow Town

15/07/05

Clare County Council

Ennis

14/07/05

90,000

60

Cork County Council

Ballincollig

13/07/05

100,000

62

Mallow

15/07/05

Carrigaline

13/07/05

Donegal County Council

Letterkenny

14/07/05

60,000

80

Bundoran

14/07/05

Innishowen

14/07/05

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council

Monkstown

15/05/07

100,000

22

Fingal County Council

Blanchardstown

14/07/05

100,000

29

Swords

14/07/05

Galway County Council

Tuam

14/07/05

100,000

49

Kerry County Council

Tralee

14/07/05

150,000

17

Kildare County Council

Newbridge

06/07/05

Laois County Council

Mobile Facility

15/07/05

35,000

78

Louth County Council

Dundalk

12/07/05

40,000

80

Drogheda

12/07/05

Meath County Council

Dunboyne

13/07/05

45,000

50

Monaghan County Council

Monaghan Town

15/07/05

42,000

68

Offaly County Council

Tullamore

15/07/05

72,000

80

Sligo County Council

Enniscrone

13/07/05

South Dublin County Council

Lucan

13/07/05

100,000

44

Waterford County Council

Tramore

14/07/05

140,000

50

Westmeath County Council

Athlone

07/07/05

150,000

50

Wexford County Council

Gorey

07/07/05

110,000

49

Wicklow County Council

Greystones

14/07/05

150,000

50

Bray

15/07/05

Wicklow Town

14/07/05

Arklow

14/07/05

Cork City Council

Ballyphehane

01/07/05

Dublin City Council

Cabra

13/07/05

100,000

50

Galway City Council

Westside

14/07/05

100,000

58

Limerick City Council

Clare Street

13/07/05

125,000

100

Waterford City Council

People’s Park

13/07/05

140,000

50

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