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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 1 June 2021

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Ceisteanna (455)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh


455. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Social Protection the cost, number of recipients and number of applicants of the island allowance in each of the years 2010 to 2020, by offshore island. [29354/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

Data requested by the Deputy on the costs and recipients, where available, is set out in Table 1 below. The islands which are enumerated under each county are set out in Table 2.  The increase was paid at a rate of €12.70 per week for the period 2012-2020 inclusive, which has been used to approximate the expenditure. The increase is attached to the claim of the main social welfare payment, and as such it is not possible to report on applications for the Island Increase.  

Table 1: Cost and Recipients: 2012 to 2020


Table 2: Specified Islands & County