Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Ceisteanna (222)

Dara Calleary

Ceist:

222. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the grant expenditure incurred by each local authority as at 31 December 2018 for the town and village renewal scheme with respect to moneys allocated in 2017 to each local authority under this scheme in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3289/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Rural)

The Town and Village Renewal Scheme is a key component in the revitalisation of rural towns and villages. Since the launch of the scheme in 2016, a total of €53 million has been allocated to over 670 projects throughout Ireland.  These projects cover a range of activities, from improving the public realm to make towns and villages more attractive for locals and visitors alike, to job-creation initiatives such as the development of enterprise hubs and digital hubs. 

Under the 2017 Town and Village Renewal Scheme, €21.6 million in funding was approved for 281 projects in October 2017.  Expenditure drawn down by Local Authorities to the end of December 2018, in respect of that funding, is set out on the table below. 

It should be noted that projects under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme can take 12-18 months to complete.  Interim payments are made when projects progress to a certain point, but final payments are not made until all projects are complete.

Local Authority/County

2017 Funding approved

Total funding   drawndown to 31/12/2018

Carlow

€884,487.84

€842,668

Cavan 

€929,688.00

€555,062

Clare 

€944,000.00

€540,000

Cork 

€1,347,826.77

€960,466

Donegal 

€1,159,000.00

€399,796

Dunlaoghaire/Rathdown 

€80,000.00

€80,000

Fingal 

€252,000.00

€212,212

Galway 

€1,004,231.00

€948,231

Kerry 

€868,471.60

€351,826

Kildare 

€416,403.20

€287,205

Kilkenny 

€873,364.00

€387,307

Laois 

€983,407.24

€451,501

Leitrim 

€1,098,538.00

€641,944

Limerick 

€1,087,943.00

€850,873

Longford 

€637,400.00

€386,200

Louth 

€775,726.16

€465,016

Mayo 

€1,348,178.00

€724,089

Meath 

€901,724.00

€664,874

Monaghan 

€580,000.00

€415,887

Offaly 

€300,000.00

€100,000

Roscommon 

€575,508.00

€420,300

Sligo 

€1,063,968.00

€830,000

South Dublin 

€20,000.00

€0

Tipperary 

€857,384.00

€599,622

Waterford 

€625,800.00

€372,300

Westmeath 

€596,000.00

€356,214

Wexford 

€1,157,525.00

€624,078

Wicklow 

€262,828.00

€118,828

Total Funding Approved

€21,631,401.81

€13,586,497