Written answers

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Department of Justice, Equality and Defence

Departmental Funding

5:00 pm

Photo of Dominic HanniganDominic Hannigan (Meath East, Labour)
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Question 152: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the amount of funding that was given to the Meath Women's Refuge Support Services in the years 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33933/11]

Photo of Alan ShatterAlan Shatter (Minister, Department of Justice, Equality and Defence; Dublin South, Fine Gael)
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The following tabular statement sets out the amounts paid by my Department to Meath Women's Refuge Support Services in the years 2008 to 2011, inclusive. I understand that state funding is also provided to domestic violence refuges by the Health Service Executive and by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government.

Payments to Meath Women's Refuge Support Services

Year2008200920102011
Amount€24,000€22,000€28,250€25,900

Photo of Dominic HanniganDominic Hannigan (Meath East, Labour)
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Question 153: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the way COSC funding is being ring-fenced in view of the evidence that domestic and sexual abuse increases in times of recession; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33934/11]

Photo of Alan ShatterAlan Shatter (Minister, Department of Justice, Equality and Defence; Dublin South, Fine Gael)
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As my Department's budget for 2012 has not yet been decided, funding arrangements for Cosc for the coming year have not been finalised. I can assure the Deputy that all reasonable efforts will be made by my Department to continue supporting the provision of services dealing with domestic and sexual abuse within available resources.

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