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Written Answers. - Child Care Services.

Wednesday, 18 December 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 559 No. 6

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 227. Ms M. Wallace Information on Mary Wallace Zoom on Mary Wallace  asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform Information on Michael McDowell Zoom on Michael McDowell  the funding provided by the equal opportunities child care programme during 2002 on a county by county basis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27018/02]

Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Mr. McDowell): Information on Michael McDowell Zoom on Michael McDowell As the Deputy is aware, under the national development plan, the equal opportunities child care programme 2000-06 will provide almost €437 million for the development of the child care services in Ireland. The funding is from the Government and the European Union. The total amount of funding allocated in 2002 to date is €66,575,381, which includes €88,004 allocated to a cross-Border innovative child care project. The following tables detail, on a county by county basis, the funding allocated in 2002 and the total in each region.

[1597]Border, Midlands and Western Region

County No. of applications approved per county (2002) Total funding approved per county (2002)(€)
Cavan 21 1,347,098
Donegal 24 2,493,667
Galway 46 2,625,611
Laois 14 2,623,402
Leitrim 8 574,935
Longford 9 1,449,517
Louth 21 1,115,385
Mayo 25 1,405,367
Monaghan 15 2,805,032
Offaly 9 606,229
Roscommon 10 364,913
Sligo 8 1,191,490
Westmeath 23 1,888,939
Total 233 20,491,585

South and East Region

County No. of applications approved per county (2002) Total funding approved per county (2002)(€)
Carlow 12 1,744,430
Clare 15 1,575,211
Cork 64 6,273,990
Dublin 126 15,176,960
Kerry 28 2,858,031
Kildare 13 2,040,548
Kilkenny 11 1,081,405
Limerick 29 3,389,363
Meath 12 2,514,908
Tipperary 26 3,206,179
Waterford 12 1,117,135
Wexford 27 3,982,045
Wicklow 18 1,035,587
Total 393 45,995,792


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