121. Deputy Paul Kehoe asked the Minister for Education and Skills the funding available through his Department for a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 20770/18 asked on 10 May 2018 - Departmental Funding)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): I understand from the details supplied by the Deputy that the property in question belongs to the parish. My Department, therefore, has no function relating to works the parish may wish to undertake outside of the vested school site and funding is not available from my Department for this purpose.
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185. Deputy Louise O’Reilly asked the Minister for Health the breakdown of the spending and funding allocated to and by the Healthy Ireland Fund since its inception; the way in which the fund was spent; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 20563/18 asked on 10 May 2018 - Departmental Funding)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Catherine Byrne): In July 2016 Government approved the creation of a Healthy Ireland Fund and subsequently provided an initial allocation of €5 million in Budget 2017 to kick-start its establishment. A further €5 million has been approved in Budget 2018 for the Fund.  
The Healthy Ireland Fund is intended as an innovative mechanism to stimulate and support inter-sectoral action and partnership working to implement Healthy Ireland, the nation...

47. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the funding allocated to Galway 2020 to date; all expenditure, including salaries and rent; the governance structures in place to monitor the expenditure and the projected further funding from her Department between now and the end of 2020; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 20130/18 asked on 09 May 2018 - Departmental Funding)

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Josepha Madigan): In December 2014 the Government decided that Ireland should exercise its right to nominate a European Capital of Culture for 2020 and committed in principle at that time to provide €15m to the selected project. The Government’s support represents the largest single contribution to the overall cost of Galway 2020 as the European City of Culture, which is €45.7m. The balance of the funding is sourced from city and county...

51. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the status of her Department’s funding contribution to a project (details supplied) in County Cork; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19897/18 asked on 09 May 2018 - Departmental Funding)

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Josepha Madigan): The project to which the Deputy refers consists of a design, construction and operation of a new facility with a capacity of approximately 6,000 persons, capable of accommodating a range of events including concerts, festivals, family entertainments, cultural, sports, exhibitions, conferences and trade shows. 
This is a public private partnership project led by the local authority. My Department has committed funding of ...

220. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the amount of funding allocated to Enterprise Ireland, local enterprise offices, LEOs, InterTradeIreland and IDA Ireland, by capital and current allocations in each of the years from 2014 to 2018, in tabular form. (Question 20098/18 asked on 08 May 2018 - Departmental Funding)

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Heather Humphreys): The distribution of Current and Capital allocations by my Department to Enterprise Ireland, LEOs, InterTrade Ireland and the IDA, in each of the years from 2014 to 2018, is set out in tabular form. 
Enterprise Ireland 
 - Current Capital Total 2014 €80.873m €159.6m - plus €11m in capital carryover €251.473m 2015 €83.722m €163.43m - Plus €12m in capital carryover €259.152m 2016 €79.887m €173.6m €25...

60. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the amount of funding allocated to agricultural shows and tidy towns in 2017; his plans to repeat the contribution in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 18925/18 asked on 02 May 2018 - Departmental Funding)

Minister for Rural and Community Development (Deputy Michael Ring): In 2017, I made €812,000 available, on a once off basis, towards the running costs of Agricultural shows around the country, in recognition of the impact which bad weather had on those shows during the summer months. 120 shows each received funding of up to €7,000 through the Irish Shows Association.
I also announced a once off funding scheme in November 2017 to mark the 60th anniversary of the Tidy Towns competition in 2018. ...

327. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the level of grant aid or funding that is available for voluntary or community groups that wish to establish a community and-or sports hall in their area; the level of funding available to enable such a project to proceed to a successful conclusion; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 17349/18 asked on 19 Apr 2018 - Departmental Funding)

Minister for Rural and Community Development (Deputy Michael Ring): Funding may be available through my Department’s Town and Village Renewal Scheme and the LEADER Programme to voluntary or community groups who wish to establish a community or sports hall in their area.
The Town and Village Renewal Scheme was launched in 2016, with funding of €10 million allocated for that year. An enhanced Town and Village Renewal scheme was announced in 2017, with an emphasis on projects that would have a sust...

46. Deputy Gino Kenny asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to renew funding to a cultural centre (details supplied); his views on the evidence that shows that persons that have deeper levels of integration within communities are significantly less likely to experience crime and anti-social behaviour; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 15256/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Departmental Funding)

Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality (Deputy David Stanton): The Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration (OPMI), an Office of my Department, allocates public funding for migrant integration projects on the basis of competitive selection processes carried out in a fair, open and transparent way.  This gives a wide range of community and voluntary organisations the opportunity to bid for government funding for projects to support the integration of migrants in our co...

91. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if his attention has been drawn to the work of the integration centres in Tallaght and Clondalkin; the reason his Department has withdrawn funding for the centres which has resulted in their closure; the measures he will take to ensure that these services are reinstated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 16529/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Departmental Funding)

Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality (Deputy David Stanton): The Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration (OPMI), an Office of my Department, allocates public funding for migrant integration projects on the basis of competitive selection processes carried out in a fair, open and transparent way.  This gives a wide range of community and voluntary organisations the opportunity to bid for government funding for projects to support the integration of migrants in our co...

283. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the level of public and State grant aid to an organisation (details supplied) since 2015; the level of projected State support to the end of 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 15742/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Departmental Funding)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Paschal Donohoe): My Department provided grants totalling €1.95 million to Benefacts in the period 2015 to 2017 and concluded a further funding agreement with Benefacts at the end of last year. Under this agreement a grant of €950,000 was provided for in 2018. This grant was included in the 2018 Estimate for my Department, which was discussed at the Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach on 22 February and...

467. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Education and Skills if funds will be released to a body (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 16612/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Departmental Funding)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): I wish to advise the Deputy that provision has already been made for the use of the majority of the funds realised from the sale of the property in question.  The further utilisation of the balance of the funds involved remains under consideration and the body will be advised when possible.
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538. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the rationale for the decision to stop funding a centre (details supplied); the amount of funding provided by his Department to this service each year since its establishment; the similar services that are also having their funding withdrawn; and his plans to reconsider the matter and to reinstate funding to the centre. (Question 15602/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Departmental Funding)

Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality (Deputy David Stanton): The Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration (OPMI), an Office of my Department, allocates public funding for migrant integration projects on the basis of competitive selection processes carried out in a fair, open and transparent way.  This gives a wide range of community and voluntary organisations the opportunity to bid for government funding for projects to support the integration of migrants in our co...

562. Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the capital allocation for his Department in each of the years 2019 to 2023; the areas in which this funding will be spent in each of these years; and the particular projects and particular areas of investment in this regard. (Question 16098/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Departmental Funding)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The capital allocation for the Justice Votes Group over the period 2019 to 2022, as published in the recent National Development Plan, is as follows (details for 2023 are yet to be finalised):
 Year Allocation € million 2019 241 2020 230 2021 208 2022 216  Total 895 

The precise breakdown of the budget across the votes and various projects will be dependent on the outcome of procurement competitions and the timing ...

1054. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the funding that has been made available to beekeeping organisations over the past three years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 15312/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Departmental Funding)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Michael Creed): My Department provides an annual grant to both the Federation of Irish Beekeepers’ Associations (FIBKA) and the Native Irish Honey Bee Society (NIHBS). The objective is to assist both organisations with their operating costs and in promoting the craft of beekeeping among their members, support the conservation of the Native Irish Bee as well as informing the general public about the role of bees in the environment.   
My De...

122. Deputy Joan Collins asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the USA which were in receipt of State funding or support; the amount that was spent; and his views on whether it was distasteful in view of the USA’s involvement in the ongoing atrocities in Syria. (Question 14397/18 asked on 28 Mar 2018 - Departmental Funding)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade (Deputy Simon Coveney): With the busy St. Patrick’s Day just over, a full breakdown of the figures requested is not yet available. I undertake to provide the Deputy with the full breakdown as soon as the figures do become available. I can assure the Deputy that the reinforcement of our close historical and personal ties with the United States through the annual St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in no way undermines or compromises our foreign pol...

162. Deputy Eugene Murphy asked the Minister for Education and Skills the percentage of his Department’s budget allocated to programmes (details supplied) in each of the years 2014 to 2017 and to date in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 14400/18 asked on 28 Mar 2018 - Departmental Funding)

Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills (Deputy John Halligan): I set out in a table outlining the information requested by the Deputy.
The Adult Literacy budget provides the funding for the Family Learning initiative.
 - 2014€’m 2015 2016 2017 2018 % Dept Budget €’m % Dept Budget €’m % Dept Budget €’m % Dept Budget €’m % Dept Budget Adult Literacy inc. Family Learning 24.707 0.31% 26.04 0.32% 24.274 0.30% 25.749 0.29% * BTEI 22.486 0....

193. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Health the reason adequate funding is not being provided to the HSE in County Galway to provide full-time respite care in a facility (details supplied); the measures he expects parents to take in crisis situations when no respite care is available to them, particularly in circumstances in which other family illnesses arise; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 14313/18 asked on 28 Mar 2018 - Departmental Funding)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Finian McGrath): The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services they choose and enhance their ability to tailor the supports required to meet their needs and plan their lives. This commitment is outlined in the Programme for Partnership Government, which is guided by two principles: equality of...

253. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the way in which lottery grants and other capital grants are administered by her Department; if a group (details supplied) will be considered for a grant; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 14340/18 asked on 28 Mar 2018 - Departmental Funding)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Deputy Katherine Zappone): The Department of Children and Youth Affairs operated a discretionary National Lottery Funding Scheme some years ago in which grants were allocated to community groups and programmes to support children, young people and families. The scheme closed in 2014.
My Department currently has resources at its disposal to support a number of capital schemes, including youth related activities, and details of these are available on my Dep...

508. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the level of funding provided by his Department to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland; the number of staff employed by the authority; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 13976/18 asked on 27 Mar 2018 - Departmental Funding)

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment (Deputy Denis Naughten): The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) was established by the Broadcasting Act 2009 as the independent regulator for the broadcasting industry.
The operation of the BAI is financed by industry levy.  The total levy collected in 2016 from broadcasters was €4.87m and the Authority had a staff complement of 35.  Further details about the operations of the BAI including levy and staffing is available in the Aut...

266. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the names of all legal entities in receipt of public funds from her Department under the special projects for youth programme in tabular form. (Question 13445/18 asked on 22 Mar 2018 - Departmental Funding)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Deputy Katherine Zappone): I propose to take Questions Nos. 266 to 271, inclusive, together.
The information sought is being compiled and I will revert to the Deputy in the coming days.
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267. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the names of all legal entities in receipt of public funds from her Department under the young people’s facilities and services fund 1 and 2 schemes in tabular form. (Question 13446/18 asked on 22 Mar 2018 - Departmental Funding)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Deputy Katherine Zappone): I propose to take Questions Nos. 266 to 271, inclusive, together.
The information sought is being compiled and I will revert to the Deputy in the coming days.
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268. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the names of all legal entities in receipt of public funds from her Department under the local drugs task force projects in tabular form. (Question 13447/18 asked on 22 Mar 2018 - Departmental Funding)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Deputy Katherine Zappone): I propose to take Questions Nos. 266 to 271, inclusive, together.
The information sought is being compiled and I will revert to the Deputy in the coming days.
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269. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the funding provided to each legal entity in receipt of public funds from her Department under the special projects for youth programme in 2016 and 2017 in tabular form. (Question 13481/18 asked on 22 Mar 2018 - Departmental Funding)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Deputy Katherine Zappone): I propose to take Questions Nos. 266 to 271, inclusive, together.
The information sought is being compiled and I will revert to the Deputy in the coming days.
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270. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the funding provided to each legal entity in receipt of public funds from her Department under the young people’s facilities and services fund 1 and 2 schemes in 2016 and 2017 in tabular form. (Question 13482/18 asked on 22 Mar 2018 - Departmental Funding)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Deputy Katherine Zappone): I propose to take Questions Nos. 266 to 271, inclusive, together.
The information sought is being compiled and I will revert to the Deputy in the coming days.
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271. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the funding provided to each legal entity in receipt of public funds from her Department under the local drugs task force projects in 2016 and 2017 in tabular form. (Question 13483/18 asked on 22 Mar 2018 - Departmental Funding)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Deputy Katherine Zappone): I propose to take Questions Nos. 266 to 271, inclusive, together.
The information sought is being compiled and I will revert to the Deputy in the coming days.
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