Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Ceisteanna (504)

Fiona O'Loughlin

Ceist:

504. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the funding allocated and drawn down by local authorities for Traveller accommodation in 2018, in tabular form. [22780/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

In accordance with the Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act 1998, housing authorities have statutory responsibility for the assessment of the accommodation needs of Travellers and the preparation, adoption and implementation of multi-annual Traveller Accommodation Programmes (TAPs) in their areas. My Department’s role is to ensure that there are adequate structures and supports in place to assist the authorities in providing such accommodation, including a national framework of policy, legislation and funding.

Housing authorities submit funding proposals for individual Traveller-specific projects and developments on an annual basis. These projects are assessed on a case-by-case basis in my Department in advance of allocations being made. In addition, further funding may be considered by my Department throughout the year in the light of progress across the programme generally. There is regular contact between my Department and housing authorities in order to try to ensure maximum progress and drawdown. If it becomes clear that allocations or part thereof may be unspent, then those allocations will be diverted to alternative projects and developments.

The amount of funding allocated and drawn down by housing authorities for Traveller-specific accommodation for 2018 is set out in the following table.

County Council

Allocation 2018

Drawdown 2018

Carlow

€167,740.00

€ -

Cavan

€30,000.00

€ -

Clare

€853,250.00

€13,250

Cork City

€310,000.00

€180,250

Cork County

€251,197.00

€ -

Donegal

€121,800.00

€52,700

Dublin City

€1,321,558,39

€744,400

South Dublin

€869,642.50

€1,284,100

Fingal

€851,189.00

€886,957

Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown

€673,685.78

€1,099,940

Galway City

€176,996.00

€ -

Galway County

€1,080,100.00

€267,031

Kerry

€15,350.00

€62,538

Kildare

€80,000.00

€29,510

Kilkenny

€201,682.00

€60,067

Laois

€30,000.00

€ -

Leitrim

€159,614.00

€54,306

Limerick

€858,739.00

€470,997

Longford

€2,922.00

€ -

Louth

€17,039.00

€3,810

Mayo

€30,000.00

€ -

Meath

€65,000.00

€ -

Monaghan

€400,000.00

€54,745

Offaly

€49,379.00

€10,999

Roscommon

€230,000.00

€102,273

Sligo

€1,046,095.00

€282,882

Tipperary

€25,655.00

€42,002

Waterford

€317,280.00

€472,725

Westmeath

€150,000.00

€ -

Wexford

€498,801.00

€ -

Wicklow

€209,620.00

€88,783

Reserve

€905,665.33

TOTAL

€12,000,000

€6,264,345