Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Ceisteanna (380)

Luke 'Ming' Flanagan

Ceist:

380. Deputy Luke 'Ming' Flanagan asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will provide details of the financial allocations to community fora for the year 2014; his plans for alterations to the role and functions of those community fora during the current year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15274/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Environment)

Section 46 of the Local Government Reform Act 2014 replaces section 127 of the 2001 Local Government Act with a new section which enables local authorities to take all appropriate steps to consult with and promote effective participation of local communities in local government. One of the principal implementing provisions will be the adoption by each local authority, in accordance with Regulations to be made under the Act and the issuance of Guidelines from my Department, of a framework for public participation in local government, which will set out the mechanisms by which citizens and communities will be encouraged and supported to participate in the decision-making processes of the local authority. The adoption of the framework is a reserved function.

The current community structures, Community & Voluntary Fora, in respect of citizen engagement with local government, are being funded for the first six months of 2014. From July 2014, funding for structured citizen engagement will be a matter for the local authorities, having regard to the local government reform programme and any evolving new structures arising from the framework. Details of financial allocations, which were paid on 6 March 2014, covering the activities of the Fora for six months, are set out in the following table:

Local Authority Area

Allocation

Carlow County Council

€4,390

Cavan County Council

€5,350

Clare County Council

€5,350

Cork City Council

€7,270

Cork County Council

€11,900

Donegal County Council

€7,270

Dublin City Council

€15,270

Dún Laoghaire - Rathdown County Council

€9,320

Fingal County Council

€9,320

Galway City Council

€5,350

Galway County Council

€7,270

Kerry County Council

€7,270

Kildare County Council

€7,270

Kilkenny County Council

€5,350

Laois County Council

€5,350

Leitrim County Council

€4,390

Limerick City Council

€5,350

Limerick County Council

€7,270

Longford County Council

€4,390

Louth County Council

€5,350

Mayo County Council

€7,270

Meath County Council

€7,270

Monaghan County Council

€5,350

North Tipperary County Council

€5,350

Offaly County Council

€5,350

Roscommon County Council

€5,350

Sligo County Council

€5,350

South Dublin County Council

€11,900

South Tipperary County Council

€5,350

Waterford City Council

€4,390

Waterford County Council

€5,350

Westmeath County Council

€5,350

Wexford County Council

€7,270

Wicklow County Council

€7,270

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€228,220