Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (2843)

John Brady

Ceist:

2843. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the level of funding provided to each local authority in 2018 and to date in 2019. [32595/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

Local authorities derive their income from a variety of sources including commercial rates, charges for goods and services and funding from Central Government. Central Government funding of local authorities includes transfers, both current and capital, from a range of Departments and Offices for a variety of purposes. Some streams of funding are delivered directly from funding departments to local authorities, while others are routed through departmental agencies.

The Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) publishes a report on the central government funding of local government. The most recent report refers to 2017 and is available at the following link: https://www.audit.gov.ie/en/Find-Report/Publications/2018/2017-Annual-Report-Chapter-04-Central-government-funding-of-local-authorities1.pdf

The report outlines that in 2017 local authorities received a total of €2.66bn in transfers from central government.

If the Deputy wishes to put down a more specific question in relation to funding provided to local authorities from my Department, I will endeavor to provide the information requested.

Question No. 2844 answered with Question No. 2841.