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Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Department of An Taoiseach

Departmental Funding

Photo of Denis NaughtenDenis Naughten (Roscommon-Galway, Independent)
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101. To ask the Taoiseach the funding his Department or agencies under the remit of his Department have provided to projects in County Galway in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019, respectively; if the funding has been allocated; and if it has been drawn down in each case. [12517/19]

Photo of Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar (Taoiseach, Department of An Taoiseach; Dublin West, Fine Gael)
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In 2016, the Local Diaspora Engagement Fund (LDEF) provided assistance to local and community projects and initiatives throughout Ireland which were focused on developing strong diaspora links within the community. The fund was administered by the Department of the Taoiseach.

Funding provided and drawn down under the LDEF in County Galway in 2016 was as follows:

YearOrganisationProjectAmount
2016Áras Éanna Arts CentreReproducing Culture & Heritage Exhibitions€4,000
2016Galway Civic TrustThe Galway Tribal Diaspora Project€4,000
2016Larry Reynolds Irish Music, Heritage & Culture GroupIrish Music, Heritage & Culture weekend€3,500
2016Loughrea Medieval FestivalLoughrea Medieval Festival 2016€1,000
2016Moycullen Historical SocietyHistoric Homes & Graves Training€3,000
2016Muintearas Teo GalwayCuairt Scoile Catholic Memorial€2,000
2016Omey ParishesHistoric Graves Training€1,500
2016Woodlawn Heritage GroupWoodlawn Diaspora Project€3,000

In addition to these projects, Galway County Council received €10,000 in 2016 under the Local Diaspora Strategy Development Fund (LDSDF) which made up to €10,000 available for each Local Authority to invest in developing strategies for diaspora engagement at local and community level.

Diaspora funding was transferred to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade from 2017, and there has been no other funding schemes in operation in my Department in the years in question.

Photo of Denis NaughtenDenis Naughten (Roscommon-Galway, Independent)
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102. To ask the Taoiseach the funding that his Department or agencies under the remit of his Department have provided to projects in County Roscommon in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019, respectively; if the funding has been allocated; and if it has been drawn down in each case. [12534/19]

Photo of Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar (Taoiseach, Department of An Taoiseach; Dublin West, Fine Gael)
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In 2016, the Local Diaspora Engagement Fund (LDEF) provided assistance to local and community projects and initiatives throughout Ireland which were focused on developing strong diaspora links within the community. The fund was administered by the Department of the Taoiseach.

Funding provided and drawn down under the LDEF in County Roscommon in 2016 was as follows:

YearOrganisationProjectAmount
2016Ballintubber Tidy Towns & Heritage CommitteeArchaeology/

Anthropology Project
€2,000
2016Boyle Arts FestivalArtists of the North West€1,500
2016Kilteevan Graveyard CommitteeTowards a Parish Genealogy €3,500
2016Killynagh More Graveyard CommitteeRecording of Graveyard memorials€500
2016Roscommon Chamber of CommerceIreland West Diaspora Project - Phase II Diaspora Engagement€10,000
2016RosFM Radio Ltd.Undocumented Irish - A Voice Still Heard€10,000

In addition to these projects, Roscommon County Council received €10,000 in 2016 under the Local Diaspora Strategy Development Fund (LDSDF) which made up to €10,000 available for each Local Authority to invest in developing strategies for diaspora engagement at local and community level.

Diaspora funding was transferred to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade from 2017, and there has been no other funding schemes in operation in my Department in the years in question.

Photo of Denis NaughtenDenis Naughten (Roscommon-Galway, Independent)
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103. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the funding his Department or agencies under the remit of his Department have provided to projects in County Galway in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019, respectively; if the funding has been allocated; if it has been drawn down in each case; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12507/19]

Photo of Paul KehoePaul Kehoe (Wexford, Fine Gael)
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Expenditure by my Department is mainly on pay and allowances and the operational costs and capital investment across the Defence Forces. My Department does not provide funding on a geographic basis, with the limited exception of the funding provided from the Defence Vote in respect of Civil Defence and for the maintenance and upgrade of Departmental buildings and military installations.

Details of amounts spent, for County Galway, from 2016 to date are as follows:

2016201720182019 to date
Civil Defence - Annual Operational Grant€86,562€90,765€95,430Nil
Civil Defence - Other Grants (vehicles/equipment)€6,970€23,000NilNil
Maintenance and Upgrade of Departmental Buildings and Military Installations€274,598€225,231€497,305€8,880

In addition, a further €20,368 is due to be drawn down in 2019 in relation to projects for the maintenance and upgrade of Departmental buildings and military installations in County Galway.

Photo of Denis NaughtenDenis Naughten (Roscommon-Galway, Independent)
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104. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the funding that his Department or agencies under the remit of his Department have provided to projects in County Roscommon in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019, respectively; if the funding has been allocated; if it has been drawn down in each case; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12524/19]

Photo of Paul KehoePaul Kehoe (Wexford, Fine Gael)
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Expenditure by my Department is mainly on pay and allowances and the operational costs and capital investment across the Defence Forces. My Department does not provide funding on a geographic basis, with the limited exception of the funding provided from the Defence Vote in respect of Civil Defence and for the maintenance and upgrade of military installations.

Details of amounts spent, for County Roscommon, from 2016 to date are as follows:

2016201720182019 to date
Civil Defence -Annual Operational Grant€75,400€77,576€77,454Nil
Civil Defence - Other Grants (vehicles/equipment)€39,720€16,400€3,990Nil
Maintenance and Upgrade of Military Installations€43,313Nil€68,944€2,446

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