Thursday, 28 March 2019

Ceisteanna (188)

Dara Calleary

Ceist:

188. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the amount allocated to each local authority under the local improvement scheme in 2018; the amount paid to each local authority to date based on the latest information in tabular form; the amount paid out to date as a percentage of the amount allocated to each local authority in each such year based on the latest data; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14712/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Rural)

As the Deputy will be aware, there was no dedicated funding for the Local Improvement Scheme (LIS) or a number of years due to constraints on public expenditure. However, I was very conscious of the underlying demand for the scheme in rural areas throughout the country.

I reintroduced the LIS in September 2017 and allocated a total of €17.5 million to Local Authorities for LIS roads in that year.

In 2018, I allocated over €20 million for LIS roads in two phases. To date over €17 million of this allocation has been paid to the Local Authorities.

The table below details the allocations and payments to date in respect of the 2018 LIS. The table also includes the percentage of each Local Authority's allocation that has been paid to date. Final payments are made only on full completion of projects.

LIS 2018

County

LIS 2018 Allocation

2018 Allocation Paid to Date

2018 Allocation Percentage Paid to Date

Carlow

€528,279

€410,597

77.72%

Cavan

€636,680

€500,008

78.53%

Clare

€1,038,844

€1,023,900

98.56%

Cork

€1,700,000

€1,344,107

79.07%

Donegal

€1,792,516

€1,360,232

75.88%

Galway

€1,942,000

€1,542,000

79.40%

Kerry

€1,209,990

€1,011,739

83.62%

Kildare

€329,591

€297,754

90.34%

Kilkenny

€679,683

€533,810

78.54%

Laois

€568,255

€440,352

77.49%

Leitrim

€550,120

€430,072

78.18%

Limerick

€684,349

€575,009

84.02%

Longford

€472,217

€382,350

80.97%

Louth

€250,000

€249,984

99.99%

Mayo

€1,843,235

€1,447,941

78.55%

Meath

€773,404

€607,642

78.57%

Monaghan

€540,841

€540,841

100.00%

Offaly

€644,654

€502,930

78.02%

Roscommon

€820,968

€639,662

77.92%

Sligo

€606,870

€476,922

78.59%

Tipperary

€794,400

€713,368

89.80%

Waterford

€607,047

€477,028

78.58%

Westmeath

€607,224

€477,134

78.58%

Wexford

€511,410

€417,211

81.58%

Wicklow

€668,135

€668,135

100.00%

TOTAL

€20,800,712

€17,070,730

82.07%