I propose to take Questions Nos. 196 and 197 together.
I have included a table in relation to capital funding, including devolved grant funding for minor works/equipment renewal, provided by my Department to each Higher Education Institution (HEI) in each of the past ten years.
The Deputy should be aware that a number of capital projects, particularly in the university sector, over the period in question were delivered without funding from my Department. In all cases, the HEIs are the responsible bodies for project delivery and ongoing management.
Project Ireland 2040 signals Exchequer investment of €2.2 billion in Ireland's higher education infrastructure over the period to 2027. In that context, my Department and the HEA are currently working with the HEIs to advance a range of new infrastructure projects across the sector.
The HEA is also currently carrying out a review of the Devolved Grant funding model.