Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Ceisteanna (660)

Eoin Ó Broin

Ceist:

660. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the Traveller accommodation allocations for each local authority for 2019; and the drawdown to date by each local authority in tabular form. [47471/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

In accordance with the Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act 1998, housing authorities have statutory responsibility for the assessment of the accommodation needs of Travellers and the preparation, adoption and implementation of multi-annual Traveller Accommodation Programmes (TAPs) in their areas. My Department’s role is to ensure that there are adequate structures and supports in place to assist the authorities in providing such accommodation, including a national framework of policy, legislation and funding.

Housing authorities submit funding proposals for individual Traveller-specific projects and developments on an annual basis. These projects are assessed on a case-by-case basis in my Department in advance of allocations being made. In addition, further funding may be considered by my Department throughout the year in the light of progress across the programme generally. There is regular contact between my Department and housing authorities in order to try to ensure maximum progress and drawdown. If it becomes clear that allocations or part thereof may be unspent, then those allocations will be diverted to alternative projects and developments.

The amounts of funding allocated in 2019 and drawn down to-date by housing authorities, for Traveller-specific accommodation are set out in the following table.

LOCAL AUTHORITY

ALLOCATION 2019 €

Drawdown 2019 €

CARLOW

70,000

382,000

CAVAN

95,000

95,000

CLARE

635,000

326,000

CORK CITY

276,000

-

CORK COUNTY

258,000

180,000

DONEGAL

162,000

DUBLIN CITY

1,629,000

710,000

DUN LAOGHAIRE-R.DOWN

-

-

FINGAL

-

11,000

SOUTH DUBLIN

131,000

107,000

GALWAY CITY

-

-

GALWAY COUNTY

1,413,000

143,000

KERRY

77,200

-

KILDARE

1,000,000

20,000

KILKENNY

22,000

171,000

LAOIS

-

-

LEITRIM

178,000

-

LIMERICK CITY & COUNTY

1,015,000

691,000

LONGFORD

3,000

-

LOUTH

133,000

-

MAYO

-

-

MEATH

75,000

92,000

MONAGHAN

100,000

-

OFFALY

815,000

510,000

ROSCOMMON

253,000

74,000

SLIGO

1,436,000

446,000

TIPPERARY

26,000

-

WATERFORD CITY & COUNTY

170,000

77,000

WESTMEATH

100,000

-

WEXFORD

335,000

53,000

WICKLOW

105,000

-

TOTAL

10,511,000

4,088,000

RESERVE*

2,489,000

-

BUDGET

13,000,000

4,088,000