Written answers

Thursday, 18 February 2021

Department of Defence

Departmental Funding

Photo of Seán SherlockSeán Sherlock (Cork East, Labour)
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154. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the contact details for the sections that deal with all ongoing and established grant funding in his Department and in each agency under the remit of his Department in tabular form. [9124/21]

Photo of Simon CoveneySimon Coveney (Cork South Central, Fine Gael)
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My Department provides grant funding to local authorities in relation to running costs for Civil Defence. Civil Defence funding includes annual operational grants payable to Local Authorities for the provision of Civil Defence services. Operational grants cover 70% of the running costs of Civil Defence annually with Local Authorities providing the remainder. On application, other grants are also issued to the Local Authorities from time to time towards the purchase of vehicles and equipment and other miscellaneous costs incurred by Civil Defence Units.

My Department also pays an annual grant to the Irish Red Cross which goes towards their annual administration costs and includes Ireland’s contribution to the International Committee of the Red Cross.

In December 2018 Government agreed to provide grant funding to Sail Training Ireland. This funding was provided through my Department initially for a two year period and is subject to compliance with a Performance Delivery Agreement.

Grant funding by my Department is paid in line with relevant public financial procedures and is administered by:

Civil Defence Branch,

Department of Defence,


Roscrea, Co. Tipperary,

Eircode: E53 CY80

Telephone: (Tel 0505-25310)

Email: civildefence@defence.ie.


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