Thursday, 28 March 2019

Ceisteanna (190)

Dara Calleary

Ceist:

190. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the number of applications between category 1 and 2 projects made under the rural regeneration and development fund by county to date in tabular form; the number of successful and unsuccessful project applications, respectively, by category that applied for funding by county; the successful projects by county that have been approved for funding by category; the value of funding approved for each such project; the number of successful applicants that have received approved funding to date; the value of same; the number of unsuccessful applicants that have not received approved funding to date; the amount allocated for the fund in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14714/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Rural)

The first call for applications for the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund closed at the end of September. €1 billion is committed to the Fund over a 10 year period to support rural economic development and help build strong communities. €315m is allocated to the Fund for 2019-2022.

There was an excellent response from all across the country, with 280 applications received. 126 applications related to Category 1, "shovel ready" projects while 154 related to Category 2 projects - those which needed development funding to become potential Category 1 applications in future calls for applications.

In November 2018, I announced the first set of 18 successful Category 1 projects, providing €24.4m in funding for projects with an overall value of €34.6m. Last month in Castleblayney, I announced another 20 successful Category 1 projects and 46 Category 2 projects which will benefit from support from the Fund of €62m, with a total project value of €83m. Overall, this first call from the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund will provide €86m in support for projects worth €117m.

A breakdown of the number per county of successful and unsuccessful applications as well as the number of applications received from each county is set out in Table 1.

A list of the successful projects by county and the amount of funding approved for each project is set out in Tables 2 and 3.

My Department is currently finalising milestones and schedules with the successful lead applicants as part of due diligence and contractual arrangements. Payment dates are also being agreed as part of this process.

Table 1. Number of Applications by Category and County.

Category 1

Category 2

Number of Successful Applications

Number of Unsuccessful Applications

Category 1 Applications per County

Number of Successful Applications

Number of Unsuccessful Applications

Category 2 Applications per County

Overall Applications per County

Carlow

1

0

1

1

4

5

6

Cavan

1

1

2

2

1

3

5

Clare

4

9

13

2

8

10

23

Cork

2

15

17

5

44

49

66

Donegal

2

6

8

1

3

4

12

Dublin

0

0

0

0

1

1

1

Galway

3

6

9

3

2

5

14

Kerry

1

6

7

4

3

7

14

Kildare

1

3

4

2

7

9

13

Kilkenny

2

2

4

1

4

5

9

Laois

1

3

4

0

1

1

5

Leitrim

0

2

2

1

2

3

5

Limerick

3

10

13

1

4

5

18

Longford

2

0

2

0

1

1

3

Louth

1

1

2

1

1

2

4

Mayo

3

4

7

2

4

6

13

Meath

0

2

2

4

2

6

8

Monaghan

1

4

5

4

0

4

9

Offaly

0

1

1

1

3

4

5

Roscommon

3

1

4

1

0

1

5

Sligo

2

1

3

1

1

2

5

Tipperary

1

2

3

0

3

3

6

Waterford

0

1

1

1

3

4

5

Westmeath

0

1

1

1

1

2

3

Wexford

1

4

5

4

2

6

11

Wicklow

0

1

1

0

2

2

3

Multiple Locations

3

2

5

3

1

4

9

Totals

38

88

126

46

108

154

280

Table 2. List of Successful Category 1 Projects

County

Lead Applicant

Location

Total RRDF Funding

Carlow

Carlow County Council

Borris

€654,820

Cavan

Cavan County Council

Cootehill

€867,174

Clare

Clare County Council

Kilrush

€1,720,000

Clare

Clare County Council

Loop Head Lighthouse

€868,500

Clare

Clare County Council

Lahinch

€2,860,000

Clare

Clare County Council

Ennistymon

€1,023,300

Clare; Donegal; Galway; Kerry; Mayo; Wicklow

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

National Parks (multiple)

€3,915,000

Cork

IRD Duhallow CLG

Banteer

€1,128,000

Cork

Cork County Council

Kinsale

€2,175,000

Donegal

Donegal County Council

Swan Park, Buncrana

€1,728,042

Donegal

Údarás na Gaeltachta

Doiri Beaga

€1,500,000

Donegal/Sligo/Mayo/Roscommon

Western Development Commission

Multiple

€644,734

Galway

Galway County Council

Athenry

€3,554,000

Galway

Western Development Commission

Tullycross, Renvyle

€1,728,000

Galway

Údarás na Gaeltachta

An Spidéal

€548,887

Kerry

Kerry County Council

Valentia Island

€1,270,000

Kildare

Kildare County Council

Emily Square, Athy

€2,707,500

Kilkenny

Kilkenny County Council

Thomastown

€2,080,486

Kilkenny

Kilkenny County Council

Callan Town

€561,750

Laois

Office of Public Works

Emo, Emo Court

€1,200,000

Limerick

Limerick City and County Council

Abbeyfeale, Newcastlewest, Rathkeale, Ardagh

€2,724,657

Limerick

Ballyhoura Development CLG

Glenbrohane

€626,369

Limerick

Ballyhoura Development CLG

Murroe

€3,816,450

Limerick, Cork, Sligo, Dublin, Wicklow, Offaly, Laois

Coillte

Ballyhoura, Coolaney, Ticknock/Ballinastoe/Slieve Blooms

€10,262,900

Longford

Longford County Council

Edgeworthstown

€1,269,019

Longford

Longford County Council

Granard

€2,872,434

Louth

Louth County Council

Ardee Castle

€2,147,000

Mayo

Mayo County Council

Ballinrobe

€825,000

Mayo

Sligo LEADER Partnership CLG

Claremorris

€2,100,000

Mayo

Údarás na Gaeltachta

Béal a' Mhuirthead

€795,062

Monaghan

Monaghan County Council

Castleblaney

€2,138,560

Roscommon

Roscommon Integrated Development Company Ltd

Ballaghdarreen

€1,656,750

Roscommon

Roscommon County Council

Boyle Town

€1,705,705

Roscommon

Roscommon County Council

Castlerea

€1,545,000

Sligo

Sligo County Council

Yeats Trail

€500,000

Sligo

Sligo County Council

Strandhill

€615,752

Tipperary

Tipperary County Council

Tipperary Town

€600,000

Wexford

TEAGASC

Johnstown Castle

€658,696

Table 3. List of Successful Category 2 Projects

Table 3. List of Successful Category 2 Projects

County

Lead Applicant

Location

RRDF Funding

Carlow

OPW

Ballon

€450,000

Cavan

Cavan County Council

Ballyjamesduff

€90,000

Cavan

Cavan County Council

Cootehill

€56,000

Clare

Clare County Council

Doolin

€465,571

Clare

Clare County Council

Inis Cealtra

€920,500

Clare/ Kerry

Fáilte Ireland

Multiple

€666,300

Cork

Cork County Council

Cork County

€206,168

Cork

OPW

Annes Grove

€375,000

Cork

Cork County Council

Ballydesmond

€56,250

Cork

Udaras na Gaeltachta

Baile Bhuirne/Colaiste Iosagain

€180,000

Cork

Avondhu Blackwater partnership CLG

Rathormac

€122,025

Donegal

Letterkenny Institute of Technology

Killybegs

€293,436

Donegal, Mayo, Galway, Clare, Kerry, Wicklow

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht - NPWS

Donegal, Mayo, Galway, Clare, Kerry, Wicklow

€1,466,250

Galway

Galway County Council

Kinvara

€124,781

Galway

Galway County Council

Dunmore

€960,909

Galway

Galway County Council

Tuam

€175,000

Kerry

Udaras na Gaeltachta

Baile na Fheirtéaraigh

€292,500

Kerry

Udaras na Gaeltachta

Dingle Workhouse

€415,000

Kerry

Kerry County Council

Kenmare

€275,000

Kerry

Údarás na Gaeltachta

Gaeltacht Uibh Rathaigh/Iveragh Taskforce

€174,352

Kildare

Kildare County Council

Athy

€80,000

Kildare

Kildare County Council

Monasterevin

€78,000

Kilkenny

Kilkenny LEADER Partnership

Kilkenny

€60,000

Leitrim

Leitrim County Council

Mohill

€37,500

Limerick

Limerick City and County Council

Newcastle West

€330,000

Louth

Louth County Council

Ardee

€526,744

Mayo

Mayo County Council

Multi Location

€75,000

Mayo

Mayo County Council

Westport and Cong

€56,000

Mayo, Galway

Geological Survey Ireland

Multi Location

€969,387

Meath

Meath County Council

Kells

€210,000

Meath

Meath County Council

Boyne Navigation and Greenway

€845,250

Meath

Meath County Council

Enfield

€726,000

Meath

OPW

Trim

€262,500

Monaghan

Waterways Ireland

State Agency

€325,000

Monaghan

Monaghan County Council

Clones

€377,250

Monaghan

Monaghan County Council

Ballybay

€410,400

Monaghan

Monaghan County Council

Carrickmacross

€632,000

Offaly

Offaly County Council

Edenderry

€75,000

Roscommon

Roscommon Integrated Development Company Ltd

Ballaghdarreen

€20,250

Sligo

Sligo County Council

Enniscrone

€131,250

Waterford

Waterford Leader Partnership

Blackwater Valley

€128,842

Westmeath

Westmeath County Council

Kinnegad

€600,000

Wexford

Wexford County Council

Gorey

€95,224

Wexford

Wexford County Council

Ferrycarraig and the Hook Peninsuala

€1,087,340

Wexford

Wexford County Council

New Ross

€328,407

Wexford

Wexford County Council

Gorey

€429,145