Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Ceisteanna (853, 854, 855)

Eugene Murphy

Ceist:

853. Deputy Eugene Murphy asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the funding provided to agricultural and industrial shows (details supplied) in County Roscommon in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24154/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Eugene Murphy

Ceist:

854. Deputy Eugene Murphy asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the funding provided to agricultural and industrial shows for 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019 by county in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24155/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Eugene Murphy

Ceist:

855. Deputy Eugene Murphy asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the funding provided for an agricultural show (details supplied) in County Galway for 2015 to 2018 and to date 2019. [24156/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Rural)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 853 to 855, inclusive, together.

In December 2017, I first announced an allocation of funding of €812,000 to the Irish Shows Association to support almost 120 agricultural shows around the country which were due to take place in 2018. This was intended to be a once-off payment, in recognition of the difficulties which many shows had experienced in previous years due to bad weather and increased insurance costs. Each show was eligible to receive up to €7,000 from the Government in an effort to support these important rural community events. The investment was carried out through the Irish Shows Association and the recipients were all members of that Association.

Having seen the positive impact of the investment in the shows and having regard to the funding available within my Department, in August 2018 I announced a further allocation of €600,000 to the Irish Shows Association to support shows due to take place in 2019. Each show was eligible to receive up to €5,000 from this allocation.

Funding for Agricultural shows is provided on an exceptional basis and depends on the availability of funding in my Department’s overall budget from year to year.

The following table outlines the funding allocated to Agricultural Shows via the Irish Shows Association for 2018 and 2019, by county.

County

Name of Show

Grant Amount for Shows in 2018

Grant Amount for Shows in 2019

Carlow

Tullow

€7,000

€5,000

Cavan

Arva

€7,000

€5,000

Cavan

Virginia

€7,000

€5,000

Clare

Clarecastle

€7,000

€5,000

Clare

Corofin

€7,000

€5,000

Clare

Ennistymon

€7,000

€5,000

Clare

Kildysart

€7,000

€5,000

Clare

Kilrush

€7,000

€5,000

Clare

Mullagh

€7,000

€5,000

Clare

Newmarket-on-Fergus

€7,000

€5,000

Clare

Scariff

€7,000

€5,000

Clare

Bridgetown

€7,000

€5,000

Cork

Ballygarvan

€7,000

€5,000

Cork

Ballyvourney/Coolea

€7,000

€5,000

Cork

Bandon

€7,000

€5,000

Cork

Bantry

€7,000

€5,000

Cork

Barryroe

€7,000

€5,000

Cork

Belgooly

€7,000

€5,000

Cork

Carbery/Skibbereen

€7,000

€5,000

Cork

Charleville

€7,000

€5,000

Cork

Clonakilty

€7,000

€5,000

Cork

Cork Summer Show

€7,000

€5,000

Cork

Dunmanway

€7,000

€5,000

Cork

Inniscarra

€7,000

€5,000

Cork

Leap

€7,000

€5,000

Cork

Midleton

€7,000

€5,000

Cork

National Dairy Show

N/A

€3,000

Cork

Schull

€7,000

€5,000

Cork

West Cork Horse Breeders

€7,000

€5,000

Donegal

Adrara

€7,000

€5,000

Donegal

Ballyshannon

€7,000

€5,000

Donegal

Clonmany

€7,000

€5,000

Donegal

Finn Valley

€7,000

€5,000

Donegal

Glencolmcille

€7,000

€5,000

Donegal

Inishowen

€7,000

€5,000

Donegal

Meenacross

€7,000

€5,000

Dublin

Flavours of Fingal Show

€7,000

€5,000

Dublin

Irish Pony Breeders Show

N/A

€3,000

Dublin

Skerries (Irish Association Of Welsh Pony & Cob Society Show )

€3,500

N/A

Galway

Ardrahan

€7,000

€5,000

Galway

Athenry

€7,000

€5,000

Galway

Ballinasloe

€7,000

€5,000

Galway

Ballyconneely Agri Show

€7,000

€5,000

Galway

Ballyconneely Performance Show

N/A

€3,000

Galway

Cashel

€7,000

€5,000

Galway

Clare Galway Show

N/A

€5,000

Galway

Clifden

€7,000

€5,000

Galway

Connemara Performance Show

€3,500

€3,000

Galway

Corradulla

€7,000

€5,000

Galway

Galway

€7,000

€5,000

Galway

Glenamaddy

€7,000

€5,000

Galway

Gort

€7,000

€5,000

Galway

Loughrea

€7,000

€5,000

Galway

Maam Cross Show

N/A

€3,000

Galway

Mountbellew

€7,000

€5,000

Galway

Oughterard

€7,000

€5,000

Galway

Roundstone

€7,000

€5,000

Galway

Seo Chapallini Carraroe

€7,000

€5,000

Galway

Taispenatas Cois Fharraige (Spideal)

€7,000

€5,000

Kerry

Blennerville Pony Society

€7,000

€5,000

Kerry

Dingle

€7,000

€5,000

Kerry

Glencar

€7,000

€5,000

Kerry

Kerry Bog Pony Show

€7,000

€2,500

Kerry

Kilgarvan

€7,000

€5,000

Kerry

South Kerry Ploughing

€7,000

N/A

Kerry

Kingdom Co Fair Tralee

€7,000

€5,000

Kildare

Marina Fay Minature Show

€3,500

€5,000

Kildare

Newbridge College Show

€3,500

€3,000

Kilkenny

Ballyfoyle Show

N/A

€3,000

Kilkenny

Black & Amber Welsh Pony Show

N/A

€3,000

Kilkenny

Castlegannon

€7,000

€5,000

Kilkenny

Iverk (Piltown)

€7,000

€5,000

Kilkenny

Thomastown

€7,000

€5,000

Laois

Clonaslee

€7,000

€5,000

Leitrim

Ballinamore

€7,000

€5,000

Leitrim

Jamestown

€7,000

€5,000

Leitrim

Manorhamilton

€7,000

€5,000

Leitrim

Mohill

€7,000

€5,000

Limerick

Cappamore

€7,000

€5,000

Limerick

Newcastlewest

€7,000

€5,000

Limerick

Limerick

€7,000

€5,000

Longford

Ballinalee

€7,000

€5,000

Longford

Granard

€7,000

€5,000

Longford

Longford

€7,000

€5,000

Louth

Dundalk (Louth County Show)

€7,000

€5,000

Mayo

Ballinrobe

€7,000

€5,000

Mayo

Ballina

€7,000

€5,000

Mayo

Bonniconlon

€7,000

€5,000

Mayo

Claremorris

€7,000

€5,000

Mayo

Crossmolina

€7,000

N/A

Mayo

Erris

€7,000

€5,000

Mayo

Louisbergh

€7,000

€5,000

Mayo

Swinford

€7,000

€5,000

Mayo

Westport

€7,000

€5,000

Meath

North East Connemara Pony Breeders

€3,500

€5,000

Meath

Ballivor

€7,000

€5,000

Meath

Nobber Show and Fair

N/A

€3,000

Meath

Oldcastle

€7,000

€5,000

Meath

Tatersall Show

N/A

€3,000

Meath

Trim

€7,000

€5,000

Monaghan

Tydavnet

€7,000

€5,000

Monahan

Castleblanney

€7,000

€5,000

Offaly

Mount Brisco Rare Breed

€3,500

€2,500

Offaly

Tullamore

€7,000

€5,000

Roscommon

Castlerea

€7,000

€5,000

Roscommon

Elphin

€7,000

€5,000

Roscommon

Roscommon

€7,000

€5,000

Roscommon

Strokestown

€7,000

€5,000

Roscomon

Boyle Summer Show

€7,000

€5,000

Sligo

Beltra

€7,000

€5,000

Sligo

Enniscrone

€7,000

€5,000

Sligo

Grange

€7,000

€5,000

Sligo

Riverstown

€7,000

€5,000

Sligo

Strandhill

€7,000

€5,000

Tipperary

Bansha

€7,000

€5,000

Tipperary

Clonmel

€7,000

€5,000

Tipperary

Nenagh

€7,000

€5,000

Waterford

Dungarvan

€7,000

€5,000

Westmeath

Athlone

€7,000

€5,000

Westmeath

Midland CP Breeders

€7,000

€5,000

Westmeath

Moate

€7,000

€5,000

Westmeath

Mullingar

€7,000

€5,000

Wexford

Adamstown

€7,000

€5,000

Wexford

Bannow & Rathangan

€7,000

€5,000

Wexford

Gorey

€7,000

€5,000

Wicklow

Carnew

€7,000

€5,000

Wicklow

Kilmacanogue

€7,000

€5,000

Wicklow

Tinahely

€7,000

€5,000

Total Funding

€812,000

€600,000