Wednesday, 21 October 2015
Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
Waterways Ireland Funding
176. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the funding provided by her Department to Waterways Ireland in each of the past five years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36691/15]
Waterways Ireland is co-funded by my Department and the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) in Northern Ireland. The current expenditure of the body is funded 85% by my Department and 15% by DCAL, which reflects the distribution of the navigable waterways in each jurisdiction. Capital expenditure is funded 100% in the jurisdiction in which the capital works are carried out.
The amount of funding allocated to Waterways Ireland from my Department's Vote for each of the years from 2011 to 2015 is set out in the following table.
Table: Funding allocated to Waterways Ireland 2011-2015