Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Ceisteanna (196, 197)

Thomas Byrne

Ceist:

196. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Education and Skills the capital funding provided to each university, technological university, institute of technology and college of education in each of the past ten years in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46519/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Thomas Byrne

Ceist:

197. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Education and Skills the funding provided to each university, technological university, institute of technology and college of education in respect of minor works and-or devolved capital grants in each of the past ten years in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46520/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

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.

Capital Table