Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Ceisteanna (855)

Eoin Ó Broin

Ceist:

855. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the funding allocation to each local authority for Traveller specific accommodation for 2019; and the spend in each local authority to date. [29896/19]

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 funding allocated in 2019 and drawn down to-date by housing authorities for Traveller-specific accommodation are set out in the following table:

LOCAL AUTHORITY

ALLOCATION 2019

Drawdown 2019

CARLOW

70,000

-

CAVAN

95,000

-

CLARE

635,000

326,000

CORK CITY  

276,000

-

CORK COUNTY

258,000

167,000

DONEGAL

162,000

-

DUBLIN   CITY

1,629,000

213,000

DUN   LAOGHAIRE-R.DOWN

-

-

FINGAL

-

11,000

SOUTH DUBLIN

131,000

107,000

GALWAY CITY

-

-

GALWAY COUNTY

1,413,000

143,000

KERRY

77,200

-

KILDARE

1,000,000

-

KILKENNY

22,000

171,000

LAOIS

-

-

LEITRIM

178,000

-

LIMERICK CITY AND COUNTY

1,015,000

582,000

LONGFORD

3,000 

-

LOUTH

133,000

-

MAYO

-

-

MEATH

75,000

92,000

MONAGHAN

100,000

-

OFFALY

815,000

228,000

ROSCOMMON

253,000

-

SLIGO

1,436,000

310,000

TIPPERARY

26,000

-

WATERFORD CITY AND COUNTY

170,000

54,000

WESTMEATH

100,000

-

WEXFORD

335,000

-

WICKLOW

105,000

-

 

 

 

TOTAL

10,511,000

2,404,000

RESERVE*

2,489,000

-

BUDGET

13,000,000

2,404,000

* Reserve for emergency replacement mobiles, caravan loan grants and first time buyers grant and new projects that arise throughout the year.