Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Ceisteanna (64)

Mick Barry

Ceist:

64. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the amount spent by each local authority to date in 2019 from its Traveller accommodation budget. [24033/19]

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.

The amount drawn down by housing authorities to date in 2019 for Traveller-specific accommodation is set out in the following table.

LOCAL AUTHORITY

Drawdown 2019 (to date) €

CARLOW

-

CAVAN

-

CLARE

326,000

CORK CITY

-

CORK COUNTY

167,000

DONEGAL

-

DUBLIN CITY

174,000

DUN LAOGHAIRE-R.DOWN

-

FINGAL

11,000

SOUTH DUBLIN

107,000

GALWAY CITY

-

GALWAY COUNTY

72,000

KERRY

-

KILDARE

-

KILKENNY

171,000

LAOIS

-

LEITRIM

-

LIMERICK CITY & COUNTY

346,000

LONGFORD

-

LOUTH

-

MAYO

-

MEATH

78,000

MONAGHAN

-

OFFALY

139,000

ROSCOMMON

-

SLIGO

197,000

TIPPERARY

-

WATERFORD CITY & COUNTY

54,000

WESTMEATH

-

WEXFORD

-

WICKLOW

-

TOTAL

1,842,000