Thursday, 24 January 2019

Ceisteanna (303)

Róisín Shortall

Ceist:

303. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of grants and subsidies provided to local authorities in 2017 and 2018, by local authority. [3642/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

Central Government funding of local authorities presents a complex picture, with transfers, both current and capital, coming from a range of Departments and Offices for a variety of purposes. Some streams of funding are delivered directly from funding departments to local authorities, while others are routed through departmental agencies.

Most of the funding sourced from Central Government and provided to local authorities must be used for specified services. These can be grouped into five broad programme categories: recreational, education, environment, housing and transport. My Department does not collate specific information on the number of grants and subsidies provided to local authorities; this information may be available at individual local authority level. However, the table below sets out the figures included in the audited annual financial statements of local authorities for 2017 for both revenue (current) and capital income received from grants and subsidies.

These figures relate to 2017 only and include LPT self funding in the case of those local authorites where this obligation arises.  They do not include other LPT allocations.  Unaudited financial statements for 2018 are not due for submission to my Department until 31 March 2019, after which the audit of those statements will begin.     

Table of Grants and Subsidies income for both Revenue and Capital to all local authorities in 2017 extracted from their audited annual financial statements

 

Grants & Subsidies Revenue

Grants & Subsidies Capital

 Carlow 

                      13,697,401

14,862,324

 Cavan 

                      21,899,870

13,854,773

 Clare 

                      32,179,863

26,617,722

 Cork City 

                      26,080,693

40,079,820

 Cork County 

                      76,579,306

93,183,779

 Donegal 

                      39,637,699

34,210,001

 Dublin City 

                    218,709,943

225,808,039

 Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown 

                      31,582,461

44,505,798

 Fingal 

                      42,254,638

60,827,656

 Galway City 

                      15,387,699

8,587,479

 Galway County 

                      38,248,800

32,408,432

 Kerry 

                      34,071,453

41,090,821

 Kildare 

                      38,696,800

72,980,723

 Kilkenny 

                      24,201,589

26,381,003

 Laois 

                      17,274,479

15,617,612

 Leitrim 

                      12,057,534

6,423,446

 Limerick City and County 

                    182,956,027 *

78,596,434

 Longford 

                      11,139,631

9,106,010

 Louth 

                      25,084,015

21,644,185

 Mayo 

                      41,873,633

38,189,175

 Meath 

                      26,433,914

32,129,575

 Monaghan 

                      18,896,478

22,953,736

 Offaly 

                      19,211,939

6,267,313

 Roscommon 

                      18,736,697

16,605,728

 Sligo 

                      18,240,463

19,708,301

 South Dublin 

                      53,672,244

47,930,657

 Tipperary 

                      44,507,049

21,351,571

 Waterford City and County 

                      36,347,309

12,809,581

 Westmeath 

                      20,369,762

17,461,530

 Wexford 

                      26,781,273

35,379,657

 Wicklow 

                      24,090,943

12,564,498

Total

                1,250,901,607

1,150,137,378

* This includes funding provided to Limerick City and County Council in its role as the shared service provider for the Housing Assistance Payment scheme.