Thursday, 28 March 2019

Ceisteanna (191)

Dara Calleary

Ceist:

191. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the amount allocated to each local authority under the town and village renewal scheme in 2017 and 2018; the amount paid to each local authority to date based on the latest information for each allocation in question in tabular form; the amount paid as a percentage to date out 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. [14715/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Rural)

The Town and Village Renewal Scheme forms an important part of the Action Plan for Rural Development and the Government's Project Ireland 2040 Programme for Rural Regeneration. It has the potential to stimulate economic recovery and job creation in towns and villages across rural Ireland.

The tables below detail the funding allocated to each Local Authority under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme in 2017 and 2018 and the amount paid to date to each Local Authority by my Department.

It should be noted that projects under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme can typically take 12 to 18 months to complete. The allocations under the 2018 scheme were announced on 5 October 2018 and are expected to drawn down funding up to March 2020. Payments are only made when Local Authorities meet a certain threshold of expenditure on projects. Final payments are made on full completion of the project.

Table 1 - 2017 Town and Village Renewal Scheme

County

Funding allocated

2017 allocation paid to date

Amount paid as % of allocation

Carlow

€884,488

€842,668

95%

Cavan

€929,688

€555,062

60%

Clare

€944,000

€540,000

57%

Cork

€1,347,827

€960,466

71%

Donegal

€1,159,000

€399,796

34%

Dún Laoghaire/Rathdown

€80,000

€80,000

100%

Fingal

€252,000

€224,211

89%

Galway

€1,004,231

€948,231

94%

Kerry

€868,472

€375,925

43%

Kildare

€416,403

€287,204

69%

Kilkenny

€873,364

€387,307

44%

Laois

€983,407

€764,182

78%

Leitrim

€1,098,538

€711,639

65%

Limerick

€1,087,943

€850,872

78%

Longford

€637,400

€447,400

70%

Louth

€775,726

€697,154

90%

Mayo

€1,348,178

€920,089

68%

Meath

€901,724

€664,874

74%

Monaghan

€580,000

€420,000

72%

Offaly

€300,000

€200,000

67%

Roscommon

€575,508

€420,300

73%

Sligo

€1,063,968

€830,000

78%

South Dublin

€20,000

€20,000

100%

Tipperary

€857,384

€649,622

76%

Waterford

€625,800

€546,300

87%

Westmeath

€596,000

€356,213

60%

Wexford

€1,157,525

€624,077

54%

Wicklow

€262,828

€118,827

45%

Total

€21,631,402

€14,842,425

69%

Table 2 - 2018 Town and Village Renewal Scheme

County

Funding allocated

2018 allocation paid to date

Amount paid as % of allocation

Carlow

€786,118

0

0%

Cavan

€530,000

0

0%

Clare

€581,000

0

0%

Cork

€1,001,800

0

0%

Donegal

€1,100,000

0

0%

Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown

€100,000

0

0%

Fingal

€597,960

0

0%

Galway

€900,000

0

0%

Kerry

€476,000

0

0%

Kildare

€520,000

0

0%

Kilkenny

€652,280

0

0%

Laois

€872,094

0

0%

Leitrim

€737,520

0

0%

Limerick

€963,918

0

0%

Longford

€593,856

0

0%

Louth

€892,157

0

0%

Mayo

€1,183,615

0

0%

Meath

€670,834

0

0%

Monaghan

€868,500

0

0%

Offaly

€1,300,000

0

0%

Roscommon

€880,000

€50,000

6%

Sligo

€1,138,400

0

0%

Tipperary

€913,266

0

0%

Waterford

€756,000

0

0%

Westmeath

€452,000

0

0%

Wexford

€1,334,798

0

0%

Wicklow

€518,004

0

0%

Total

€21,320,121

€50,000.00