25. Deputy Fergus O’Dowd asked the Taoiseach the investment by his Department since March 2016 in County Louth and parts of east County Meath. (Question 34987/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Departmental Funding)

The Taoiseach: The funding provided to County Louth and County Meath by my Department since March 2016 is set out in the following table.
 Organisation County Programme Amount Drogheda & District Chamber of Commerce Louth Local Diaspora Engagement Fund €5,000 Gleeson Clan Gathering 2016 Organising Committee Meath Local Diaspora Engagement Fund €3,000 Louth County Council Louth Local Diaspora Strategy Development Fund €10,000 

In 2016 a total of 106 local and community projec...

27. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Taoiseach the status of funding for a group (details supplied). (Question 35459/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Departmental Funding)

The Taoiseach: The Department of the Taoiseach is not currently in receipt of an application for funding from this organisation. In 2016 the Kerry Emigrant Social Housing Association was awarded a grant of €5,000 under the Local Diaspora Engagement Fund which was administered by the Department of the Taoiseach. This was one of a total of 106 local and community projects around the country that were approved for funding under the Local Diaspora Engagement Fund in 2016 (the total amount of the f...

52. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Taoiseach for the details of each body or organisation that is scheduled to receive in excess of €1 million from his Department’s Vote of expenditure or the group of Votes of expenditure connected with his Department in 2017 for the provision of services by the body or the organisation concerned; the amount involved in each case; and if there is a signed service level agreement in place in respect of the services to be carried out by these bodies or organisations. (Question 36164/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Departmental Funding)

The Taoiseach: The National Economic and Social Development Office (NESDO) is the only body under the remit of my Department. It is the body corporate for the National Economic and Social Council (NESC), which advises me on strategic policy issues relating to sustainable economic, social and environmental development. NESDO has been allocated a grant of just over €2 million from my Department’s Vote for 2017.
There is no service level agreement in place between my Department and NESDO as NESDO ...

76. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the funding to be provided by her Department in 2017 for the community enterprise initiative scheme and the competitive regional fund to assist in the development of enterprise centres and work space in 2017; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 36094/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Departmental Funding)

Tánaiste and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): The Regional Enterprise Development Fund was launched in May 2017. This €60 million competitive fund will support major new collaborative and innovative initiatives that can make a significant impact on enterprise development in the region/across regions or nationally to build the unique USP capabilities to grow the regions. 
Under a competitive process, Enterprise Ireland is now seeking applications for fund...

78. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the details of each body or organisation that is scheduled to receive in excess of €1 million from her Department’s Vote of expenditure or the group of Votes of expenditure connected with her Department in 2017 for the provision of services by the body or the organisation concerned; the amount involved in each case; if there is a signed service level agreement in place in respect of the services to be carried out by these bodies or organisations; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 36160/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Departmental Funding)

Tánaiste and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): The table outlines the 2017 allocations across the respective subheads of my Department’s Vote where this year’s funding to the Office, Agency or organisation concerned exceeds €1 million. 
 Subhead Office/Agency/Organisation Total 2017 funding provision as per Revised Estimates Volume (gross) A4 InterTrade Ireland €    7.960 million A5 IDA Ireland €179.264 million A6 National Standards Aut...

345. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Education and Skills the details of each body or organisation that is scheduled to receive in excess of €1 million from his Department’s Vote of expenditure or the group of Votes of expenditure connected with his Department in 2017 for the provision of services by the body or the organisation concerned; the amount involved in each case; if there is a signed service level agreement in place in respect of the services to be carried out by these bodies or organisations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 36155/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Departmental Funding)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The information sought by the Deputy is not readily available.  Officials in my Department are collating the information and I will arrange to have it forwarded to the Deputy as soon as it becomes available.
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410. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the details of each body or organisation that is scheduled to receive in excess of €1 million from his Department’s Vote of expenditure or the group of Votes of expenditure connected with his Department in 2017 for the provision of services by the body or the organisation concerned; the amount involved in each case; if there is a signed service level agreement in place in respect of the services to be carried out by these bodies or organisations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 36158/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Departmental Funding)

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade (Deputy Simon Coveney): My Department is responsible for two votes - Vote 28 (Foreign Affairs and Trade) and Vote 27 (International Cooperation). For 2017, the Government has provided a total of €486.4 million under Vote 27 (International. cooperation) managed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, for the Irish Aid programme.
A series of indicative grants to partners is identified at the start of each year through the annual budgetary process, an...

564. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the details of each body or organisation that is scheduled to receive in excess of €1 million from his Department’s Vote of expenditure or the group of Votes of expenditure connected with his Department in 2017 for the provision of services by the body or the organisation concerned; the amount involved in each case; if there is a signed service level agreement in place in respect of the services to be carried out by these bodies or organisations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 36161/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Departmental Funding)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The information requested is being compiled and verified in my Department. I will forward my response to the Deputy directly in the coming days. 
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619. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs the details of each body or organisation that is scheduled to receive in excess of €1 million from her Department’s Vote of expenditure or the group of Votes of expenditure connected with her Department in 2017 for the provision of services by the body or the organisation concerned; the amount involved in each case; if there is a signed service level agreement in place in respect of the services to be carried out by these bodies or organisations; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 36151/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Departmental Funding)

Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs (Deputy Heather Humphreys): Details of the financial allocations for 2017, including those to bodies under the aegis of my Department, are published in the Revised Estimates for Public Services (REV) 2017 which is available at the following link: http://www.ahrrga.gov.ie/app/uploads/2016/12/2017-financial-allocations.pdf 
Under the revised Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies published by DPER in August 2016, Perfo...

1013. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Health the details of each body or organisation that is scheduled to receive in excess of €1 million from his Department’s Vote of expenditure or the group of votes of expenditure connected with his Department in 2017 for the provision of services by the body or the organisation concerned; the amount involved in each case; if there is a signed service level agreement in place in respect of the services to be carried out by these bodies or organisations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 36159/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Departmental Funding)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The Department of Health provides grants to a number of organisations, details of which are published in the Revised Estimates for Public Services 2017 (Vote 38), available on the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform website at www.per.gov.ie/en/rev/.
Part III of Vote 38 gives details of the agencies directly funded by my Department. These are primarily research, developmental, consultative, supervisory, regulatory and advisory bodies, rather th...

1207. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the details of each body or organisation that is scheduled to receive in excess of €1 million from his Department’s Vote of expenditure or the group of Votes of expenditure connected with his Department in 2017 for the provision of services by the body or the organisation concerned; the amount involved in each case; if there is a signed service level agreement in place in respect of the services to be carried out by these bodies or organisations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 36150/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Departmental Funding)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Michael Creed): Seven of the twelve State Bodies under the aegis of my Department have received or will receive in excess of €1 million in funding from my Department in 2017. It should be noted that the State Bodies in question receive funding from my Department to enable delivery of their statutory functions.
My Department is currently finalising an Oversight and Performance Agreement, based on the Department of Public Expenditure Code of P...

1308. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the details of each body or organisation that is scheduled to receive in excess of €1 million from his Department’s Vote of expenditure or the group of Votes of expenditure connected with his Department in 2017 for the provision of services by the body or the organisation concerned; the amount involved in each case; if there is a signed service level agreement in place in respect of the services to be carried out by these bodies or organisations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 36153/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Departmental Funding)

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment (Deputy Denis Naughten): I have set out in the table below the information sought in relation to bodies and organisations that are scheduled to receive in excess of €1 million in respect of the provision of services from my Department’s Vote in 2017. 
 Body/Organisation Amount - €m Agreement in Place Raidió Teilifís Éireann (TV Licence fee) 190.724 Relevant provisions of the Broadcasting Act, 2009 apply Raidió Teil...

1400. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the details of each body or organisation that is scheduled to receive in excess of €1 million from his Department’s vote of expenditure or the group of votes of expenditure connected with his Department in 2017 for the provision of services by the body or the organisation concerned; the amount involved in each case; if there is a signed service level agreement in place in respect of the services to be carried out by these bodies or organisations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 36165/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Departmental Funding)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Shane Ross): As the Deputy may be aware details in relation to funding of Agencies under the aegis of this Department are available on page 227 of the 2017 Revised Estimate. The following table sets out the information as requested: 
 Public Sector Body Funding provided (€m) Signed SLA in place Shannon Group 1.0 No (but will be subject to an appropriate agreement) Fáilte Ireland 57.9 Revised SLA being agreed Sport Ireland 59.0 R...

1458. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the details of each body or organisation that is scheduled to receive in excess of €1 million from her Department’s Vote of expenditure or the group of Votes of expenditure connected with her Department in 2017 for the provision of services by the body or the organisation concerned; the amount involved in each case; if there is a signed service level agreement in place in respect of the services to be carried out by these bodies or organisations; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 36152/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Departmental Funding)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Deputy Katherine Zappone): My Department administers a range of funding schemes and programmes that enable services to be provided on behalf of my Department. The following information provides an account of each body or organisation that is scheduled to receive in excess of €1 million in 2017.
- Pobal’s service costs for the implementation of my Department’s Early Years’ Programmes over the course of 2017 are projected to total approximately €18.1m. Th...

1465. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if her Department will contribute to the funding of a second Sexual Abuse and Violence in Ireland study as has been recommended; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 36640/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Departmental Funding)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Deputy Katherine Zappone): I believe that the first report on Sexual Abuse and Violence in Ireland (SAVI 1) made a valuable contribution to our understanding of the area. As I stated in my PQ response of 11th May, I am supportive, in principle, of an appropriate follow-up study, and I will pursue this further with the Minister for Justice and Equality, who leads on this area.
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1551. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Social Protection the details of each body or organisation that is scheduled to receive in excess of €1 million from her Department’s Vote of expenditure or the group of Votes of expenditure connected with her Department in 2017 for the provision of services by the body or the organisation concerned; the amount involved in each case; if there is a signed service level agreement in place in respect of the services to be carried out by these bodies or organisations; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 36163/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Departmental Funding)

Minister for Social Protection (Deputy Regina Doherty): I understand that the Deputy when contacted by my officials indicated that he is seeking data on payments of €1 million or more made to bodies under the aegis of the Department. One agency is relevant in this regard, namely the Citizens Information Board (CIB).
The 2017 REV Estimates provide for a grant of €54.05m to the CIB. The CIB is responsible for supporting the provision of information, advice (including money advice and budgeting) ...

1751. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the details of each body or organisation that is scheduled to receive in excess of €1 million from his Department’s Vote of expenditure or the group of Votes of expenditure connected with his Department in 2017 for the provision of services by the body or the organisation concerned; the amount involved in each case; if there is a signed service level agreement in place in respect of the services to be carried out by these bodies or organisations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 36154/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Departmental Funding)

Minister of State at the Department of Defence (Deputy Paul Kehoe): My Department is not scheduled to provide amounts in excess of €1m voted expenditure to a body or organisation, for the provision of services by that body or organisation, in 2017.
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264. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if projects are to be funded by his Department in counties Cavan and Monaghan in 2017 (details supplied); if so, the specific projects and the funding per project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 34656/17 asked on 13 Jul 2017 - Departmental Funding)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Paschal Donohoe): The Office of Public Works will respond to you directly within the next ten days in accordance with Standing Order 42A.
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267. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Education and Skills the amount provided to organisations engaged in lifelong learning in 2017; the amount targeted at learners over 65 years of age; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 33640/17 asked on 13 Jul 2017 - Departmental Funding)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): Goal 2 in the Further Education and Training Strategy 2014-2019 relates to active inclusion which aims to support the active inclusion of individuals of all ages and abilities to participate in further education and training (FET) to enable every citizen to fully participate in society.
Over €800 million will be invested by my Department through SOLAS, for the delivery by Education and Training Boards throughout the country, of a broad r...

397. Deputy Fergus O’Dowd asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the investment by his Department since March 2016 in County Louth and parts of east County Meath; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 34071/17 asked on 13 Jul 2017 - Departmental Funding)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): Details of funding provided through various schemes administered by the Department of Justice and Equality to projects in County Louth and County Meath in the timeframe specified by the Deputy can be found in the following table.
The Victims of Crime Office fund registered charities, voluntary/community groups and other bodies which provide assistance to victims of crime. The table gives details of organisations located in Louth/Meath...

463. Deputy Fergus O’Dowd asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs the investment by her Department since March 2016 in County Louth and parts of east County Meath; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 34061/17 asked on 13 Jul 2017 - Departmental Funding)

Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs (Deputy Heather Humphreys): The information requested by the Deputy in respect of investment my Department in County Louth and County Meath during the period in question is set out in the following tables.
Co. Louth
 Investment Project Amount Louth County Council to fund implementation of the Council’s 2016 Plan. €30,000 Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland for ‘Peace Proms 2016’ €42,737 County Museum Dundalk - Local...

733. Deputy Fergus O’Dowd asked the Minister for Health the investment by his Department since March 2016 in County Louth and parts of east County Meath; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 34069/17 asked on 13 Jul 2017 - Departmental Funding)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As the Health Service Executive is responsible for the delivery of health care infrastructure projects, the Executive has been requested to reply directly to you in relation to investment since March 2016 in County Louth and parts of east County Meath.
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1151. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the amount her department assigned in 2016 and to date in 2017 to the hidden harm programme. (Question 34175/17 asked on 13 Jul 2017 - Departmental Funding)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Deputy Katherine Zappone): Tusla works in close collaboration with the HSE across a range of initiatives and services which actively promote the physical and mental health and wellbeing of children. These initiatives include involvement with the Hidden Harm project and I have requested Tusla to advise the Deputy about the support that the agency provides towards this project.
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1164. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if her Department will release the necessary capital funding to help sustain a project (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 34311/17 asked on 13 Jul 2017 - Departmental Funding)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Deputy Katherine Zappone): The service to which the Deputy refers has not made an application for capital funding under the early years capital scheme, 2017. As the deadline for this has now passed, it will not be possible to facilitate an application at this stage. I understand that the service in question is faced with the prospect of closure - I have asked officials to work with the local Childcare Committee and Pobal to establish the position and as...

1302. Deputy Fergus O’Dowd asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the investment by his Department since March 2016 in County Louth and parts of east County Meath; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 34066/17 asked on 13 Jul 2017 - Departmental Funding)

Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government (Deputy Eoghan Murphy): My Department provides funding for a wide range of capital programmes, including local authority housing, voluntary housing, estate regeneration, energy efficiency retrofitting, rural water schemes, the RAPID programme, INTERREG, fire services and library development. The information sought in relation to expenditure under these specific programmes in respect of County Louth will be compiled and forwarded to ...