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Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Waterways Ireland

Photo of Brendan SmithBrendan Smith (Cavan-Monaghan, Fianna Fail)
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1423. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the capital spending of her Department in 2019; the capital funding allocated to Waterways Ireland; the projects undertaken by Waterways Ireland with the allocation; the specific funding per project; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6535/20]

Photo of Josepha MadiganJosepha Madigan (Dublin Rathdown, Fine Gael)
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Capital expenditure for my Department in 2019 amounted to €70.108 million. In addition, the sum of €0.7m was expended in respect of capital carried over into 2019 from 2018.  All figures are provisional as they are subject to audit by the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General and adjustments  may fall to be made.  Details of the final outturn for the Department will be published in the Annual Appropriation Account for 2019 and will be made available on the website of the Comptroller and Auditor General later this year.

The original capital funding allocated by my Department to Waterways Ireland in 2019 was €4,380,000.  In November 2019, there was an additional allocation of €725,000 bringing the total allocation to €5,105,000.

The following table details the capital projects undertaken,and the funding allocated to each project, by Waterways Ireland in 2019. 

Waterways Ireland Capital Funding allocation 2019

Capital Project Funding
Weir Repair €1,648,660
Lock Gate Repairs €934,152
Infrastructure Repairs €672,792
Depot Costs €369,477
Fleet & Plant €291,517
Bank Repairs €201,296
Cycleways/Blueways €199,284
Jetty Repair €197,168
Dredging €168,090
Environmental/Feasibility Studies €129,284
Total €5,104,997

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