Friday, 6 September 2019

Ceisteanna (1751)

Dara Calleary

Ceist:

1751. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the amount allocated to each local authority under the local improvement scheme in 2018 and 2019; the amount paid to each local authority up to 31 August 2019, in tabular form; the amount paid out to date out of the amount allocated to each local authority in each such year up to 31 August 2019 as a percentage; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36265/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Rural)

In 2018, I allocated €20.8 million to Local Authorities under the Local Improvement Scheme (LIS). To date, over €19.2 million has been paid out in respect of the 2018 scheme and my Department is working with the Local Authorities to finalise draw-downs for that year.

In February of this year, I allocated €10 million to Local Authorities under the 2019 LIS. To date, €125,000 has been paid out in respect of the 2019 scheme. However, I expect the level of expenditure under the 2019 scheme to increase substantially in the coming months as improvement works on the roads in question are completed and payment claims are submitted to my Department by the Local Authorities.

The details requested by the Deputy in respect of each relevant Local Authority are provided on the following tables.

Table 1 : LIS 2018 Allocations and Payments

Local Authority

Total Allocation 2018

Amount of 2018 Allocation Paid to Date

Percentage of Allocation Paid to date

Carlow

€528,279

€521,812

98.78%

Cavan

€636,680

€631,468

99.18%

Clare

€1,038,844

€1,023,900

98.56%

Cork

€1,700,000

€1,344,107

79.07%

Donegal

€1,792,516

€1,360,232

75.88%

Galway

€1,942,000

€1,942,000

100.00%

Kerry

€1,209,990

€1,011,739

83.62%

Kildare

€329,591

€329,590

100.00%

Kilkenny

€679,683

€533,810

78.54%

Laois

€568,255

€440,352

77.49%

Leitrim

€550,120

€550,120

100.00%

Limerick

€684,349

€684,349

100.00%

Longford

€472,217

€382,350

80.97%

Louth

€250,000

€249,984

99.99%

Mayo

€1,843,235

€1,802,851

97.81%

Meath

€773,404

€765,001

98.91%

Monaghan

€540,841

€540,841

100.00%

Offaly

€644,654

€644,486

99.97%

Roscommon

€820,968

€817,242

99.55%

Sligo

€606,870

€606,870

100.00%

Tipperary

€794,400

€713,368

89.80%

Waterford

€607,047

€607,047

100.00%

Westmeath

€607,224

€607,224

100.00%

Wexford

€511,410

€477,768

93.42%

Wicklow

€668,135

€668,135

100.00%

TOTAL

€20,800,712

€19,256,646

92.58%

Table 2: LIS 2019 Allocations and Payments

Local Authority

Total Allocation 2019

Amount of 2019 Allocation Paid to Date

Percentage of Allocation Paid to date

Carlow

€250,000

€0

0.00%

Cavan

€269,254

€0

0.00%

Clare

€480,811

€0

0.00%

Cork

€900,000

€0

0.00%

Donegal

€677,456

€0

0.00%

Galway

€856,959

€0

0.00%

Kerry

€669,930

€0

0.00%

Kildare

€250,000

€0

0.00%

Kilkenny

€288,905

€0

0.00%

Laois

€250,000

€0

0.00%

Leitrim

€250,000

€0

0.00%

Limerick

€384,092

€0

0.00%

Longford

€250,000

€0

0.00%

Louth

€250,000

€125,000

50.00%

Mayo

€778,496

€0

0.00%

Meath

€326,394

€0

0.00%

Monaghan

€250,000

€0

0.00%

Offaly

€278,871

€0

0.00%

Roscommon

€355,104

€0

0.00%

Sligo

€256,154

€0

0.00%

Tipperary

€599,969

€0

0.00%

Waterford

€258,802

€0

0.00%

Westmeath

€256,433

€0

0.00%

Wexford

€329,878

€0

0.00%

Wicklow

€282,494

€0

0.00%

TOTAL

€10,000,002

€125,000

1.25%