Thursday, 5 July 2018
Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
Science Foundation Ireland Data
196. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the budget allocation for Science Foundation Ireland for 2016, 2017 and 2018, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29900/18]
The distribution of exchequer funding allocations as per the 2016 to 2018 Revised Estimates Volumes for Science Foundation Ireland as provided through my Department’s Vote is set out in the following table.
|SFI Budget Allocations(€,000)||2016||2017||2018|
**Including additional €10.6m Capital by way of supplementary Estimate
Baseline funding for Science Foundation Ireland has increased annually since 2016. Additional funding was allocated in 2016 and 2017 by way of Supplementary Estimates. The additional funding provided to Science Foundation Ireland through the Supplementary Estimates, amounts to over €37.5m since December 2016. This is recognition of how important Research, Development & Innovation is in underpinning our future jobs capacity. It is a cornerstone of our overall economic development policy.