Tuesday, 20 September 2022
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
189. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide details of moneys returned from the four local authorities in Dublin to his Department, or agencies under his remit by category for each of the years 2019 to 2021, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45537/22]
The improvement and maintenance of regional and local roads is the statutory responsibility of the relevant local authority in accordance with the provisions of Section 13 of the Roads Act 1993. Works on those roads are funded from Council's own resources supplemented by State road grants, where applicable.
Arising from the arrangements in place in relation to Local Property Tax receipts, the four Dublin Councils became self-funding for regional and local roads under the main road grant categories from 2015. Accordingly, these Councils do not feature in most of the grant programmes but are eligible for certain grants such as the training and road condition survey grants and may apply for monies under the Strategic Grant programme. In this context provision was made in the original NDP 2018-2027 for the upgrade of the Nangor and Adamstown roads in the vicinity of Grange Castle Business Park and the Department has provided grant assistance for that strategic scheme.
As regards the regional and local road grant funding allocated to the four Dublin Councils in each of the years 2019 to 2021, details of the regional and local road grant allocations to local authorities are outlined in the regional and local road allocations booklets which are available in the Oireachtas Library.
As regards the funding drawn down by the four Dublin Councils in each of the years 2019 to 2021, this is reflected in the regional and local road payments booklets which are also available in the Oireachtas Library.