Friday, 6 September 2019

Ceisteanna (1753)

Dara Calleary

Ceist:

1753. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the amount allocated to each local authority or local development company, LDC, under the outdoor recreation infrastructure scheme in each of the years 2017 to 2019; the amount paid to each local authority or LDC up to 31 August 2019 for each allocation; the amount paid out to date out of the amount allocated to each local authority or LDC in each such year up to 31 August 2019 as a percentage in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36267/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Rural)

The Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS) provides funding for the development of new outdoor recreational infrastructure, and for the maintenance and promotion of existing outdoor recreational infrastructure in rural Ireland. The projects supported under the scheme range from small scale local infrastructure, to projects of significant scale undertaken at a regional level. Some of these projects can take up to 18 months to complete.

In 2017, I approved over €13.6 million in funding for the ORIS, €11.5 million of which was allocated to Local Authorities. The balance of funding was allocated to State agencies in respect of their outdoor recreational activities. To date, over €6.6 million has been paid to Local Authorities under the 2017 scheme. There was no funding directly allocated to Local Development Companies in 2017.

In 2018, I approved over €20.8 million in ORIS funding to Local Authorities and Local Development Companies. To date, just under €1 million has been drawn down by them under the 2018 scheme.

My Department is working closely with the Local Authorities to close-off or accelerate projects and I would expect a significant increase in the drawdown of funding for the 2017 and 2018 schemes by the end of this year.

My officials are currently assessing applications received under the 2019 scheme and details of approvals will be announced in due course.

The figures requested by the Deputy in respect of each Local Authority and Local Development Company are provided on the following tables.

Table :1 ORIS 2017 Allocations and Payments to Local Authorities

County

Amounts Allocated

Drawdown to 31.08.19

Percentage Drawdown to 31.08.19

Carlow

€111,500.00

€7,000.00

6.28%

Cavan

€791,620.00

€492,965.00

62.27%

Clare

€55,917.00

€45,917.40

82.12%

Cork

€1,109,520.00

€90,760.00

8.18%

Donegal

€104,200.00

€103,600.00

99.42%

Dublin

€814,096.00

€54,096.00

6.64%

Galway

€116,650.00

€79,908.51

68.50%

Kerry

€314,277.00

€106,383.91

33.85%

Kilkenny

€123,476.08

€49,047.06

25.74%

Laois

€247,290.20

€48,057.00

11.78%

Leitrim

€1,050,153.00

€557,576.50

52.14%

Limerick

€189,884.00

€189,884.20

100.00%

Longford*

€555,159.00

€553,554.92

99.71%

Louth

€101,128.76

€8,500.00

8.41%

Mayo

€1,321,430.00

€992,088.51

75.08%

Meath

€87,520.00

€87,069.20

82.35%

Monaghan

€145,600.00

€143,152.23

98.32%

Offaly

€1,240,115.00

€979,868.29

79.01%

Roscommon

€186,388.45

€178,778.20

95.92%

Sligo

€1,072,675.00

€763,390.00

71.17%

Tipperary

€80,296.00

€78,930.00

98.30%

Waterford

€70,600.00

€62,102.98

87.96%

Westmeath

€933,634.00

€149,310.00

15.99%

Wexford

€510,416.00

€510,416.00

100.00%

Wicklow

€176,200.00

€163,633.00

92.87%

TOTAL

€11,509,745.49

€6,655,988.91

61.59%

*In addition, Longford received an additional allocation of €160,000 in 2017 in respect of an extension to the Royal Canal Way Greenway project, bringing the total amount of funding drawn down to €713,554.92.

Table 2: ORIS 2018 Allocations and payments to Local Authorities and LDCs

County

Organisation

Amount allocated

Amount of Drawdown to 31.08.19

% Drawdown to 31.08.19

Carlow

Carlow

Carlow County Development Partnership CLG

€47,268.01

€23,632.50

50.00%

Carlow

Carlow Co Co

€132,649.20

€0.00

0.00%

Cavan

Cavan

Breffni Integrated, Local Development Co

€102,956.00

€0.00

0.00%

Cavan

Cavan County Council

€1,215,539.00

€196,487.00

16.16%

Clare

Clare

Clare Local Development Company

€58,370.79

€52,770.79

90.41%

Clare

Clare County Council

€692,866.00

€0.00

0.00%

Cork

Cork

Avondu Blackwater P/ship

€11,656.00

€11,655.21

99.99%

Cork

SECAD Partnership CLG

€33,600.00

€0.00

0.00%

Cork

West Cork Development Partnership CLG

€53,230.29

€52,453.20

98.54%

Cork

Cork County Council

€1,174,911.00

€78,439.00

6.68%

Donegal

Donegal

Donegal Co Co

€343,660.00

€0.00

0.00%

Dublin

Dublin

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

€400,000.00

€200,000.00

50.00%

Galway

Galway

Galway Rural Development

€11,077.20

€0.00

0.00%

Galway

Forum Connemara CLG

€6,734.55

€5,734.55

85.15%

Galway

Galway County Council

€1,036,966.00

€0.00

0.00%

Kerry

Kerry

South Kerry Development Partnership CLG

€89,620.00

€52,713.81

58.82%

Kerry

North East & West Kerry Development

€99,578.00

€0.00

0.00%

Kerry

Kerry County Council

€570,909.40

€0.00

0.00%

Kerry

National Parks and Wildlife Service of DCHG

€500,000.00

€0.00

0.00%

Kildare

Kildare

Kildare Co Co

€85,684.00

€0.00

0.00%

Kilkenny

Kilkenny

Kilkenny LEADER Partnership

€31,276.00

€17,467.96

55.85%

Kilkenny

Kilkenny County Council

€740,622.00

€168,776.50

22.79%

Laois

Laois

Laois Partnership Company

€40,184.80

€6,830.97

17.00%

Leitrim

Leitrim

Leitrim Integrated Development Company CLG

€40,000.00

€0.00

0.00%

Leitrim

Leitrim Co Co

€496,018.54

€0.00

0.00%

Limerick

Limerick

West Limerick Resources

€11,336.80

€11,195.14

98.75%

Limerick

Ballyhoura Development CLG

€64,000.00

€64,000.00

100.00%

Limerick

Limerick City and County Council

€722,717.28

€65,784.00

9.10%

Longford

Longford

Longford County Council

€1,239,491.28

€20,000.00

1.61%

Louth

Louth

Louth Co Co

€388,000.00

€0.00

0.00%

Mayo

Mayo

South West Mayo Development Company CLG

€96,000.00

€56,000.00

58.33%

Mayo

Mayo North East LEADER Partnership Co Teo

€120,000.00

€0.00

0.00%

Mayo

Mayo County Council

€1,300,000.00

€0.00

0.00%

Meath

Meath

Meath Partnership

€59,857.70

€15,488.46

25.88%

Meath

Meath County Council

€992,000.00

€0.00

0.00%

Monaghan

Monaghan

Monaghan Integrated Development CLG

€110,024.00

€49,124.28

44.65%

Monaghan

Monaghan County Council

€495,441.62

€0.00

0.00%

Monaghan

Monaghan County Council (with Coillte)

€421,130.40

€0.00

0.00%

Offaly

Offaly

Offaly Local Dev Company

€107,730.00

€99,758.88

92.60%

Offaly

Offaly Co Co

€400,000.00

€0.00

0.00%

Roscommon

Roscommon

Roscommon Leader Partnership

€15,378.00

€15,378.00

100.00%

Roscommon

Roscommon County Council

€1,141,553.84

€46,065.67

4.04%

Sligo

Sligo

Sligo Leader Partnership CLG

€179,840.00

€88,740.77

49.34%

Sligo

Sligo County Council

€726,092.00

€113,046.00

15.57%

Tipperary

Tipperary

South Tipperary Development CLG

€4,800.00

€4,799.47

99.99%

Tipperary

North Tipperary Leader Partnership

€38,714.00

€28,169.95

72.76%

Tipperary

Tipperary Co Co

€756,000.00

€0.00

0.00%

Waterford

Waterford

Waterford City & Co

€182,163.04

€32,450.00

17.81%

Westmeath

Westmeath

Westmeath Community Development

€172,000.00

€111,865.68

65.04%

Westmeath

Westmeath County Council

€752,000.00

€0.00

0.00%

Wexford

Wexford

Wexford Local Development

€9,560.14

€9,560.14

100.00%

Wexford

Wexford County Council

€1,410,782.44

€522,703.96

37.05%

Wicklow

Wicklow

County Wicklow Partnership

€46,280.00

€44,685.39

96.55%

Wicklow

Wicklow County Council

€859,305.00

€0.00

0.00%

TOTALS

€20,837,574.32

€986,519.46

4.73%