Written answers

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Roads Maintenance Funding

Photo of Seán FlemingSeán Fleming (Laois-Offaly, Fianna Fail)
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308. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the funding allocations approved for each local authority in 2014 and the amount paid to each of these local authorities in 2014; the funding allocated to these local authorities in 2015; the amounts paid to the local authorities to date in 2015 following the Government decision of the 11 February 2014 to allocate funding for the clean-up, repair and restoration works for public infrastructure that was damaged in the period 13 December 2013 to 6 January 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5245/15]

Photo of Paschal DonohoePaschal Donohoe (Dublin Central, Fine Gael)
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Details of the 2014 regional and local road grant allocations and payments to county councils are outlined in the regional and local road grant payment booklets which are available in the Dáil Library.  Details of the 2015 regional and local road grant allocations to each county council are being provided to the Dáil library. With regard to national roads, details of the allocations in 2014 and 2015 to each local authority are also available in the Dáil library.  However, details of the actual drawdown of funding in 2014 for these roads are a matter for the National Roads Authority. Noting the above position, I have referred the Deputy's question to the NRA for direct reply.  Please advise my private office if you don't receive a reply within 10 working days.

The Government approved funding of €16.2 million for the repair of damage caused by severe weather.  €14.1 million was included in my Department's budget in 2014 to cover expenditure related to severe weather.  In addition, works to the value of about €2.1 million from this funding stream are due to be undertaken in 2015.


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