Dáil Éireann - Volume 355 - 12 February, 1985

Written Answers. - Rehabilitation of Travelling People.

450. Dr. O'Hanlon asked the Minister for the Environment the grants and contributions paid to each local authority and voluntary group in respect of rehabilitation of travelling people in 1984.

Minister for the Environment (Mr. Kavanagh): The information requested is set out in the following tabular statement:

Amount

£

County Councils

Carlow

25,326

Cavan

836

Clare

36,027

Cork (North)

10,691

Cork (South)

55,666

Cork (West)

13,984

Donegal

7,852

Dublin

146,699

Galway

86,197

Kerry

12,980

Kildare

20,034

Kilkenny

8,417

Leitrim

18,625

Limerick

38,367

Longford

7,288

Louth

2,057

Mayo

18,256

Meath

98,247

Monaghan

15,039

Offaly

21,714

Roscommon

102,162

Sligo

22,006

Tipperary N R

29,850

Tipperary S R

20,473

Wexford

1,731

Total

£820,524

County Boroughs

Cork

50,084

Dublin

529,788

Limerick

43,549

Waterford

6,067

Total

£629,488

[2128]Urban District/Borough Councils

Athlone

26,165

Drogheda

13,323

Dundalk

5,154

Listowel

2,933

Longford

14,327

Tullamore

1,702

Galway

106,789

Total

£170,393

Voluntary Groups

St. Jude's Committee, for Travelling People, Navan

10,763

Dublin Committee for Travelling People

79,324

National Council for Travelling People

8,205

Clare Social Services Council

8,420

Minister's Adviser on Travelling People, Mr. V.E.H. Bewley

4,261

Total

£110,973

Overall Total

£1,731,378

The amounts set out above cover grants for the provision of accommodation for travellers, subsidy at the rate of 100 per cent on loan charges in respect of capital expenditure on the provision of accommodation for travellers and recoupment at the rate of 90 per cent in respect of the salaries and expenses of social workers employed on the rehabilitation of travellers.