Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Ceisteanna (223)

Dara Calleary

Ceist:

223. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the estimated first year cost and annual cost of a proposal (details supplied). [3290/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Rural)

I am aware that, in the past, the CLÁR programme supported measures such as the schemes referred to by the Deputy.  However, these measures are not part of the CLÁR programme at present, and the estimated cost associated with the possible reintroduction of similar schemes has not been assessed.

I propose to launch a further call for proposals under the  CLÁR programme in 2019.  Decisions regarding specific measures which might be supported under this year's programme will be made in the first quarter of the year.  The scope of measures which can be funded will, as is always the case, be subject to budgetary availability.