Thursday, 14 November 2019
Department of Rural and Community Development
Rural Transport Services Provision
167. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development if there is funding available to replace a community bus at a service (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47002/19]
My Department does not currently have a funding programme open for applications towards the cost of procuring a community bus.
However, as the Deputy will be aware, my Department administers the CLÁR programme which aims to support the sustainable development of designated areas which have suffered significant levels of depopulation in the past.
The CLÁR programme is delivered through different funding Measures and has previously included a measure for Mobility and Cancer Care Transport. This did not include funding for Community buses.