Thursday, 28 March 2019

Ceisteanna (187)

Dara Calleary

Ceist:

187. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the number of projects approved under CLÁR measures 1, 2, 3 and 4 since the programme was re-established on an annual basis by county; the number of projects that were not approved by county; the funding allocated for approved projects in each county under the CLÁR programme annually; and the final amount expended on approved projects annually to date in each county under CLÁR in tabular form. [14711/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Rural)

As the Deputy will be aware, CLÁR is an important part of the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development and focuses on areas which have suffered the greatest levels of population decline.

The programme was effectively closed for new applications in 2010. However, I re-launched CLÁR in 2016, and, since then, more than 1,200 projects have benefitted from funding of €25 million under the programme. The types of projects which have been funded include safety measures around schools and other community facilities, multi-use play areas, supports for voluntary first-response emergency organisations, targeted community infrastructure needs and funding for vehicles to transport people with mobility issues and to cancer care centres.

The table below summarises the number of projects approved, the number of unsuccessful projects, and the amounts paid out under the programme in each calendar year from 2016 to 2019, on a county basis in the main. It should also be noted that awards of funding under the programme were also made to entities other than Local Authorities that operate across County boundaries, and relevant details relating to these projects are given under the term "National/Regional Organisations".

Details of the funding allocated to all approved projects since 2016 in each county are available on my Department’s website at www.drcd.gov.ie/clar/.

County

No. of projects approved

No. of unsuccessful projects

Amount Paid

Amount Paid

Amount Paid

Amount Paid

2016-2018

2016-2018

2016

2017

2018

2019

Carlow

33

3

€80,000

€97,864.20

€58,579.89

€132,489.54

Cavan

60

20

€498,184

€295,030.10

€296,353.51

€227,189.15

Clare

52

18

€284,000

€189,070.76

€468,638.17

€101,344.81

Cork

67

71

€562,222

€61,582.31

€555,606.17

€99,168.24

Donegal

106

73

€878,632

€228,864.20

€236,711.00

€0.00

Galway

92

24

€392,000

€609,845.82

€346,621.50

€100,000.00

Kerry

73

116

€744,964

€143,067.93

€384,759.13

€60,529.00

Kilkenny

24

12

€223,000

€107,030.00

€212,465.00

€69,435.00

Laois

43

17

€148,900

€39,208.00

€12,187.00

€417,306.49

Leitrim

53

17

€274,800

€447,600.50

€189,302.54

€78,079.61

Limerick

53

30

€235,000

€179,727.77

€137,660.00

€156,888.85

Longford

44

19

€237,560

€141,896.65

€227,931.00

€49,755.00

Louth

28

17

€173,520

€31,379.00

€188,481.96

€109,051.32

Mayo

87

60

€976,869

€664,832.73

€628,607.36

€4,834.96

Meath

22

7

€127,600

€104,000.00

€81,069.00

€0.00

Monaghan

63

27

€356,440

€303,236.55

€368,862.20

€136,607.24

Offaly

36

21

€123,398

€185,664.80

€259,638.23

€0.00

Roscommon

57

23

€406,497

€260,177.48

€337,711.11

€23,461.20

Sligo

73

21

€598,400

€299,712.60

€173,488.00

€228,931.79

Tipperary

78

19

€371,000

€181,283.71

€357,111.69

€159,682.62

Waterford

48

21

€261,600

€329,518.00

€286,925.00

€204,715.76

Westmeath

37

27

€214,280

€57,549.00

€203,089.30

€96,083.50

Wicklow

15

20

€70,000

€98,586.43

€28,395.00

€20,700.00

National/Regional Organisations

27

16

€295,524.60

€116,939.34

Totals

1,271

699

€8,238,866

€5,056,728.54

€6,861,229.71

€2,593,193.42