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Thursday, 5 March 2020

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Departmental Budgets

Photo of Dara CallearyDara Calleary (Mayo, Fianna Fail)
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1258. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the 2020 current and capital funding allocation under items (details supplied) in tabular form. [3856/20]

Photo of Seán KyneSeán Kyne (Galway West, Fine Gael)
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The information sought by the Deputy is set out in the following table:

2020 Funding Allocation 2020 Funding Allocation


An Foras Teanga total 13,383,000 -  
Údarás na Gaeltachta total €13,652,000* €10,000,000
Gaeltacht co-operatives and community development organisations €2,371,000**
Comhar Naíonraí na Gaeltachta €535,000**
Ealaín na Gaeltachta €365,000**
Gnóthaí Óige €640,000**
Gaeltacht Support Schemes €7,370,000 €2,322,000
Infrastructure on islands -   €1,644,000
Essential transport services €7,339,000 -  
20-Year strategy for Irish Language 2010-2030 (Language Planning Process)
Language Planning Process, including measures being implemented centrally in support of the following domains: the family;  early-years; language-centred traditional arts €3.7m

Funding shown below relating to Comhar Naíonraí na Gaeltachta, Tuismitheoirí na Gaeltachta & Ealaín na Gaeltachta is included in this overall allocation
Early-Years - Comhar Naíonraí na Gaeltachta €435,000 (2019/20 school year)

€470,000 (2020/21 school year)
The Family: Tuismitheoirí na Gaeltachta €426,103 n/a
Language-centred traditional arts: Ealaín na Gaeltachta €425,000 (2019/20 school year)

€425,000 (2020/21 school year)
Irish Language Commissioner €845,000 -
Irish language Support Schemes – outside the Gaeltacht €4,650,000 €632,000***

*This figure includes the sum of €9.602m for administration.

**These are allocations by Údarás na Gaeltachta

*** Please note that, in addition to the €632,000 of capital funding allocated for 2020, this subhead also has a carry-over of €435,000 from 2019. This brings the capital funding total for this subhead for 2020 to €1,067,000.


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