621. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development if the funding from his Department in conjunction with Dublin City Council, for the Dublin City Community Co-operative Society will be retained or increased in 2018 and beyond to ensure the continuation of a vital project (details supplied). (Question 49876/17 asked on 28 Nov 2017 - Departmental Funding)

Minister for Rural and Community Development (Deputy Michael Ring): I assume that the Deputy is referring to transitional funding provided by my Department to the Dublin Inner City Community Co-operative Society on behalf of its members including the organisation referred to. I am aware of the issues regarding the transitional funding arrangements in place since 2015. I wish to confirm that my Department officials have met with officials from Dublin City Council and have agreed a plan in relati...