Tuesday, 13 May 2014
Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
290. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will reinstate funding that was allocated in 2007-2008 by the Department of Finance in respect of coastal protection works at a location (details supplied) in County Kerry but was not paid; if he will now direct this allocation to the Office of Public Works; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21091/14]
It is a matter for Kerry County Council in the first instance to assess and identify priorities for coastal protection works in its area. It is open to the Council to apply for funding under the Office of Public Works (OPW) Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection Scheme. Any application received will be assessed under the relevant eligibility criteria, including a requirement that any measures are cost beneficial, and having regard to the overall availability of funding. OPW has not received an application from the Council for works at this location under the Scheme to date.