Houses of the Oireachtas

All parliamentary debates are now being published on our new website. The publication of debates on this website will cease in December 2018.

Go to oireachtas.ie

Ring, Michael

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Community Enhancement Programme

Was asked: if a process to reintroduce and integrate a RAPID type programme to support the most disadvantaged communities will be established further to his recent comments in Dáil Éireann.More Button

My Department's Community Enhancement Programme provides funding to community groups to enhance facilities in their areas. The programme does not ring-fence funding for specific locations, as was ...More Button

The LCDCs monitor the programme closely using local knowledge to ensure that funding is benefitting communities in the fairest way possible. The programme has been widely welcomed with over 3,00...More Button

Animal Breeding Regulations

Was asked: if the introduction of more stringent legislation to ensure that licences are not granted for the establishment of puppy farms in urban and residential areas in the interests of noise pollution aff...More Button

Anti-Social Behaviour

Was asked: the projects funded by his Department that have been most successful in tackling crime and anti-social behaviour in areas of Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

My Department's mission is to support viable, inclusive and sustainable communities throughout Ireland. While the Department's role is not specifically related to tackling crime and antisocial beh...More Button

CLÁR Programme

Was asked: when funding from the CLÁR programme will be announced; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The CLÁR programme provides funding for small scale infrastructural projects in disadvantaged rural areas that have experienced significant levels of de-population. Since I relaunched the programme...More Button

Was asked: the number of projects approved under CLÁR measures 1, 2, 3 and 4 since the programme was re-established, on an annual basis by county; the number of projects not approved by county; the main reaso...More Button

It is not possible, within the timeframe available, to compile the detailed level of information sought by the Deputy. However, I have asked my officials to collate the information requested and I...More Button

Was asked: the amount allocated to each local authority under the CLÁR programme in 2017 and 2018; the amount paid to each local authority up to 30 June 2019 for each allocation, in tabular form; the percenta...More Button

As the Deputy will be aware, CLÁR is an important part of the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development and focuses on areas which have suffered the greatest levels of population decline. More Button

Was asked: when successful applications under 2019 CLÁR funding will be announced; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The CLÁR programme provides funding for small scale infrastructural projects in disadvantaged rural areas that have experienced significant levels of de-population. Since I relaunched the programme...More Button

LEADER Programmes Data

Was asked: the amount spent on projects in County Carlow under the LEADER programme; the number of projects allocated funding; the number still pending; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The LEADER programme is administered in County Carlow by the Carlow Local Community Development Committee (LCDC), which acts as the Local Action Group in partnership with Carlow County Council and ...More Button

The total amount of funding allocated to the county for the duration of the 2014-2020 LEADER programme is in excess of €6.4 million, which includes administration and project funding. More Button

To date, 33 projects with a combined value of €2,069,280 have been approved by the Local Action Group. This amounts to 43% of its project budget. In addition, a further 4 applications seeking tot...More Button

Project payments are drawn down as approved works are completed and claims for payment are submitted by the project promoters. To date, €1,146,666 has been spent on these LEADER projects in Count...More Button

Was asked: the amount allocated to each local action group, LAG, under the 2014 to 2020 LEADER programme; the amount expended to date under the programme in each LAG to 30 June 2019; the percentage of the spe...More Button

LEADER is a multi-annual programme with a total budget of €250 million over the period 2014-2020. €220 million of this funding has been allocated to the Local Action Groups (LAGs) throughout the c...More Button

Departmental Advertising Expenditure

Was asked: the amount spent on digital marketing in each of the past eight years; the items on which funds were spent; the criteria by which target audiences were selected; the amount of the digital spend tar...More Button

My Department was established on 19 July 2017. Since then the following has been expended on digital marketing :More Button

Earlier this year, my Department hosted a series of regional ‘Rural Opportunity' information sessions to raise awareness of the wide variety of funding supports available to rural communities fro...More Button

- job creation/enterprise in rural communities, enabling people to work in rural Ireland; More Button

- improving the quality of life for those living and working in rural communities – reducing social isolation and improving social cohesion; More Button

- attracting more visitors and tourism to rural communities; More Button

- harnessing a vibrant cultural scene within rural communities; and - assisting a Gaeltacht community and promoting the Irish language.More Button

The cost of producing the campaign video was €19,557. In addition to the production cost, €4,078 was spent on promoting the video on social media to users in Ireland (not internationally) who ha...More Button

My Department also placed an online advertisement for the public consultation on our Department's Irish language Scheme which cost €615. This is the Department's first Language Scheme, and runs f...More Button

Departmental Expenditure

Was asked: the costs paid to companies (details supplied) for projects for which they were engaged by his Department in each of the years from 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form; the reason eac...More Button

I can confirm that my Department has not engaged the companies in question since the Department's establishment in July 2017.More Button

Was asked: the costs paid to a company (details supplied) for projects for which it was engaged by his Department in each of the years from 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form; the reason it was...More Button

I can confirm that my Department has not engaged the company in question since the Department's establishment in July 2017.More Button

Was asked: the amount spent on tribunals, commissions of investigation and statutory inquiries in each of the years from 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, by inquiry, tribunal or commission; and if he will ma...More Button

I can confirm that my Department has not incurred any expenditure in respect of tribunals, commissions of investigation or statutory inquiries since its establishment on 19 July 2017.More Button

Local Improvement Scheme Data

Was asked: the amount allocated to each local authority under the local improvement scheme in 2018; the amount paid to each local authority up to 30 June 2019, in tabular form; the percentage of the amount pa...More Button

In 2018, I allocated over €20.8 million for Local Improvement Scheme (LIS) roads in two phases. To date, over €18.4 million has been paid out under the 2018 scheme; this equates to over 88% of the ...More Button

Was asked: the number of rural roads that have received funding under the local improvement scheme, LIS, in each of the years from 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019, by local authority, in tabular form; the pr...More Button

Since I reintroduced the Local Improvement Scheme in 2016, I have allocated over €48 million to the scheme, which has resulted in the approval of over 2,000 roads projects.

  Th...More Button

Town and Village Renewal Scheme

Was asked: the amount allocated to each local authority under the town and village renewal scheme in 2017 and 2018; the amount paid to each local authority up to 30 June 2019 for each allocation, in tabular f...More Button

The tables detail the funding allocated to each Local Authority under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme in 2017 and 2018 and the amount paid to date to each Local Authority by my Department.
More Button

Departmental Schemes

Was asked: the number of applications permissible per county for schemes (details supplied) in 2019, in tabular form.More Button

I have provided the number of applications permissible per county for schemes (details supplied) in 2019, in the following table.

More Button

Was asked: the amount allocated to each local authority and local development committee, LDC, for the RAPID programme, community facilities scheme and the community enhancement programme in each of the years ...More Button

The information sought is set out in the table.

  The original RAPID programme was closed to applications from 2011 onwards. Spend in the year 2016 of €0.032m reflects my Departm...More Button

Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme

Was asked: the number of applications to the outdoor recreation infrastructure scheme by measure 1, 2 and 3 in each of the years from 2016 to 2018, by county; the number of successful project applicants in ea...More Button

It is not possible, within the timeframe available, to compile the detailed level of information sought by the Deputy. However, I have asked my officials to collate the information requested and I...More Button

Was asked: the amount allocated to each local authority and LDC under the outdoor recreation infrastructure scheme in each of the years from 2016 to 2018; the amount paid to each local authority and LDC up to...More Button

It is not possible, within the timeframe available, to compile the detailed level of information sought by the Deputy. However, I have asked my officials to collate the information requested and I...More Button

Climate Change Policy

Was asked: if his Department has ceased the purchase and use of single-use plastics; the public bodies and agencies under his remit to which he has issued an instruction to cease the purchase and use of singl...More Button

My Department is implementing the Government decision on the 3rd January 2019 to eliminate the purchase of single-use plastic cups, cutlery and straws in Public Bodies.More Button

My Department began to eliminate the use of single-use plastics in 2018. All staff were provided with re-usable aluminium drinking bottles and biodegradeable or compostable drinking cups were mad...More Button

I can also confirm that the agencies under the remit of my Department - the Western Development Commission, Water Safety Ireland, the Charities Regulator and Pobal - no longer purchase any single...More Button


 

 

www.Oireachtas.ie

Houses of the Oireachtas Service, Leinster House, Dublin 2. Ph: +353 1 618 3000

- Government Website - Privacy Policy - Accessibility - Copyright and Re-Use