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Ring, Michael

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Library Projects

Was asked: the status of the provision of a new library for Edgeworthstown; if the original funding commitment will be increased in view of the publication of the national library plan; and if he will make a ...More Button

The provision of premises and facilities in the public library service is generally a matter for each local authority in its capacity as a library authority under the Local Government Act 2001. Ac...More Button

My Department provides funding under the Libraries Capital Investment Programme and will invest some €23m in 17 or so projects over the period 2016 to 2021. Some €1.25m has been allocated to Edg...More Button

While the libraries capital programme is fully committed at this time, the allocation for Edgeworthstown Library will be kept under review and may be reconsidered in the context of the final cost...More Button

Town and Village Renewal Scheme

Was asked: the reason funding for public artworks as part of the town and village renewal scheme 2017 has been withdrawn; his views on whether funding invested in the arts also supports the regeneration of ru...More Button

It was originally envisaged that a number of public Art Works would be supported as part of the 2017 Town and Village Renewal Scheme. However, the primary focus of the scheme was to support projec...More Button

Community Development Initiatives

Was asked: his plans to expand funding to rural training groups such as a group (details supplied) in order to provide additional and follow-on training courses in rural communities; and if he will make a sta...More Button

Departmental Expenditure

Was asked: the number of times his Department has engaged polling companies and-or Irish market researchers to conduct research on its behalf in each of the past two years; the names of such companies; the co...More Button

My Department has not engaged polling companies or Irish market researchers to conduct research on behalf of the Department since its establishment on 19 July 2017. More Button

LEADER Programmes Data

Was asked: the amount for approved projects under the Leader programme 2014-20 paid out to date by county in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the amount for approved projects under the Leader programme 2014-20 still to be paid out by county in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the percentage of approved projects under the Leader programme 2014-20 paid to date by county in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 324 to 326, inclusive, together.

  Leader is a multi-annual programme for the period 2014-2020 and has a total budget of €250 million.

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Seniors Alert Scheme

Was asked: the position regarding funding for house alarms and grants payable to persons in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

My Department is responsible for the Seniors Alert Scheme which encourages community support for vulnerable older people in our communities through the provision of personal monitored alarms to ena...More Button

Following a review, a new version of the scheme came into effect on 1 November 2017. A number of changes were introduced under the new scheme including the provision of free monitoring for the fi...More Button

The issue of the introduction of funding for the installation of house alarms is a matter for my colleague the Minister for Justice and Equality under his remit of community crime prevention.More Button