Thursday, 14 November 2019

Ceisteanna (70)

Robert Troy


70. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the funds allocated to Ireland over the 2014 to 2020 period and expended in each year to date; the breakdown between Exchequer funding and EU funding (details supplied), in tabular form. [47067/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has overall policy responsibility for the European Structural and Investment Funds, and has primary administrative responsibility for the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

The Department of Education and Skills has primary responsibility for the European Social Fund. The Department of Agriculture, Food, and the Marine has primary responsibility for the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. The Connecting Europe Facility is managed by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. In relation to the Research and Innovation Framework Programme, this is a matter for the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation. The queries in relation to these funds have been transferred to the relevant Departments for direct reply to the Deputy.

In relation to ERDF Ireland has been allocated €410,775,098 support for the programming period 2014-2020. Details of the indicative annual allocation are set out in the following table.

Allocation of  ERDF by year (total Union support)



















It should be noted that this amount is matched with 50% Exchequer funding, therefore the total allocation for ERDF programmes is €821,550,196.

In relation to expenditure, each Member State is required to submit to the Commission an annual report on implementation of the programme in the previous financial year. The most recent report available is 2018.  The total spend to end 2018, including matching Exchequer funding, was €394,465,584.