Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Ceisteanna (119)

Dara Calleary

Ceist:

119. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide in tabular form, on a county basis, the total number of applicants to Student Universal Support Ireland for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 academic years; the number of applicants who were awarded a payment; the number who were not; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11592/14]

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Freagraí ó Béal (1 píosaí cainte) (Ceist ar Education)

The following table, provided by Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI), gives a breakdown on a county basis of the student grant applications, awarded and not awarded by SUSI for the academic year 2012/13, as on the 28th February 2014. The data requested by the Deputy in respect of the 2013/14 academic year will be made available to the Department by SUSI after the end of the current academic year.

COUNTY

APPLICATIONS

AWARDED

REFUSED/CANCELLED*

Carlow

1,016

634

382

Cavan

1,371

842

529

Clare

1,860

1,172

688

Cork

7,173

4,211

2,962

Donegal

2,992

1,868

1,124

Dublin

14,889

7,658

7,231

Galway

4,586

2,824

1,762

Kerry

2,561

1,598

963

Kildare

2,829

1,553

1,276

Kilkenny

1,445

849

596

Laois

1,112

664

448

Leitrim

658

412

246

Limerick

2,986

1,812

1,174

Longford

780

487

293

Louth

2,235

1,316

919

Mayo

2,590

1,679

911

Meath

2,535

1,466

1069

Monaghan

1,154

729

425

Offaly

1,274

780

494

Roscommon

1,222

778

444

Sligo

1,272

768

504

Tipperary

2,732

1,635

1,097

Waterford

1,980

1,149

831

Westmeath

1,733

1,012

721

Wexford

2,417

1,476

941

Wicklow

2,024

1,144

880

Outside Ireland

299

73

226

TOTAL

69,725

40,589

29,136

*Refused/cancelled includes all applications not awarded.