Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Ceisteanna (658)

Shane Cassells

Ceist:

658. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the Irish Water commercial rates replacement funding given to each local authority in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form; the allocation for 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47419/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

Section 12 of the Water Services Act 2014 provided that the property of the public water system was not rateable. Prior to this provision, some water assets were valued for rates purposes. Irish Water was therefore not liable to pay rates during the years referred to in the question.

This exemption was ended by section 61 of the Water Services Act 2017, which was commenced with effect from 18 October 2019, and Irish Water will therefore become rateable with effect from 1 January 2020.

In order to ensure that the local authorities were not at a loss as a result of the previous exemption my Department has been recouping local authorities in respect of rates income foregone relating to Irish Water's infrastructure. As Irish Water will become ratable from 1 January 2020 no allocation has been made in Budget 2020 for payment to local authorities in respect of rates income foregone.

The amounts paid to local authorities in respect of rates income foregone is set out in the following table.

Local Authority

2015€

2016€

2017€

2018€

2019€

Carlow County Council

48,862.00

49,077.00

51,281.00

51,281.00

51,281.00

Cavan County Council

27,614.34

30,286.29

30,739.13

33,587.46

33,587.46

Clare County Council

165,023.00

165,023.09

165,023.09

165,023.09

165,023.09

Cork City Council

711,651.00

711,650.85

720,587.76

720,587.76

720,587.76

Cork County Council

1,544,069.00

1,544,068.78

1,544,068.78

1,544,068.78

1,544,068.78

Donegal County Council

350,327.00

357,444.28

349,900.13

366,280.76

366,280.76

Dublin City Council

14,279,146.00

14,052,358.16

14,448,682.65

14,346,704.04

14,597,454.76

Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown

3,333,679.00

3,333,679.00

3,382,945.00

3,434,264.00

3,434,264.00

Fingal County Council

5,248,396.80

5,248,540.80

5,248,540.80

5,357,885.40

5,467,230.00

Galway City Council

98,909.00

101,840.74

98,909.41

98,909.41

98,909.41

Galway County Council

32,783.00

34,674.75

9,592.62

10,088.79

10,584.96

Kerry County Council

253,146.00

255,827.10

256,910.02

257,295.03

257,675.97

Kildare County Council

2,560,744.00

2,571,100.68

2,575,065.12

2,579,029.71

2,575,065.12

Kilkenny County Council

22,346.00

23,173.50

23,183.77

16,495.88

498.00

Laois County Council

75,690.84

77,413.23

79,735.85

79,735.85

79,735.83

Leitrim County Council

21,306.27

21,700.29

36,733.14

53,146.98

53,146.98

Limerick City and County Council

1,948,485.00

1,988,101.50

2,087,547.00

2,123,929.50

2,164,354.50

Longford County Council

78,307.61

78,307.63

78,307.63

78,307.63

78,307.63

Louth County Council

585,784.30

586,075.80

585,955.47

588,721.87

584,857.00

Mayo County Council

201,223.00

201,223.46

201,223.44

216,315.20

225,052.40

Meath County Council

307,713.00

308,316.17

308,911.97

308,911.97

308,911.97

Monaghan County Council

95,995.10

11,023.30

11,023.30

11,660.28

11,345.71

Offaly County Council

-

-

-

-

-

Roscommon County Council

-

-

-

-

-

Sligo County Council

132,440.66

132,440.66

132,922.76

138,325.19

138,325.19

South Dublin County Council

6,852,495.00

6,852,495.00

6,852,495.00

6,852,495.00

6,852,495.00

Tipperary County Council

426,232.69

427,133.63

427,133.63

427,133.63

427,133.63

Waterford City and County Council

4,503,996.00

4,478,796.00

4,478,796.00

4,590,765.90

4,590,767.00

Westmeath County Council

68,986.30

68,942.36

68,942.36

68,942.36

68,942.36

Wexford County Council

129,296.00

129,296.04

129,296.04

135,702.31

135,702.31

Wicklow County Council

2,240,402.00

2,182,361.34

2,182,361.34

2,156,529.33

2,138,070.23

Total

46,345,049.91

46,022,371.43

46,566,814.21

46,812,124.11

47,179,658.81