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A Little Respect

Toíbín: Govt. Cannot Shift Responsibilty For Traveller Homes To Councils.

File image: Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien/RollingNews

In 2018 local authorities drew down just €8.6 million of the €13 million allocated.

The Aontú leader says the government cannot shift responsibility for the failure to provide adequate housing for the Travelling community onto local authorities.

In 2018 local authorities drew down just €8.6 million of the €13 million allocated.

Kildare County Council accessed €29,000 of the €80,000 granted to it in that year.

Last year, more than €14 million euro was drawn down - leading to the first year in a number where the full total was spent.

KCC drew down €261,000

Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien has confirmed that situation has now changed and local authorities must now apply for the funding,

Peadar Toibin said there's a resistance among some councils to drawing down the money


Deputy Toibin is calling on Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien to ensure that data should be made available:

County Council Allocation Drawdown Allocation Drawdown Allocation Drawdown Allocation Drawdown Drawdown
  2016 2016 2017 2017 2018 2018 2019 2019 2020
                   
Carlow €130,000 €0 €207,905 €71,450 €167,740 €0 €70,000 €381,898 €206,986
Cavan €8,600 €9,398 €13,729 €13,729 €30,000 €0 €95,458 €94,500 €13,114
Clare €200,000 €0 €169,194 €42,444 €853,250 €13,250 €635,000 €669,389 €174,032
Cork City €400,000 €301,796 €1,108,344 €97,000 €310,000 €180,250 €275,799 €42,319 €1,504,850
Cork County €30,000 €0 €110,000 €93,156 €251,197 €0 €258,390 €184,745 €133,684
Donegal €82,000 €74,532 €147,613 €15,100 €121,800 €52,775 €161,816 €0 €245,498
Dublin City €1,405,198 €762,342 €414,829 €734,209 €1,321,558 €744,400 €1,628,695 €895,197 €2,066,977
Dun Laoghaire / Rathdown €419,095 €129,552 €1,500,000 €1,857,313 €673,686 €1,099,940 €0 €32,834 €747,750
Fingal €26,842 €0 €26,847 €17,420 €851,189 €886,957 €0 €848,957 €486,858
Galway City €40,000 €0 €209,000 €95,102 €176,996 €0 €0 €0 €861,334
Galway County €117,000 €123,816 €625,000 €0 €1,080,100 €267,032 €1,412,596 €670,440 €1,107,714
Kerry €57,000 €255,730 €28,566 €28,566 €15,350 €62,538 €77,200 €75,131 €15,773
Kildare €200,000 €0 €80,000 €0 €80,000 €29,510 €1,000,000 €360,231 €261,110
Kilkenny €377,500 €431,714 €582,162 €563,040 €201,682 €60,067 €21,682 €408,856 €125,638
Laois €0 €0 €0 €0 €30,000 €0 €0 €0 €192,520
Leitrim €18,800 €12,794 €98,875 €59,933 €159,614 €54,306 €178,390 €0 €375,635
Limerick €81,000 €21,209 €69,576 €219,918 €858,739 €470,997 €1,015,179 €1,424,782 €2,370,922
Longford €2,900 €0 €2,922 €0 €2,922 €0 €2,922 €0  
Louth €0 €444,484 €237,087 €220,048 €17,039 €3,810 €132,531 €341,863 €287,087
Mayo €0 €0 €0 €0 €30,000 €0 €0 €0 €215,951
Meath €120,000 €76,877 €129,000 €5,750 €65,000 €0 €75,000 €91,790 €58,845
Monaghan €0 €0 €0 €0 €400,000 €54,745 €100,000 €0 €423,201
Offaly €73,000 €37,775 €847,917 €101,616 €49,379 €10,999 €815,117 €692,329 €499,833
Roscommon €50,000 €10,808 €52,617 €123,191 €230,000 €102,274 €253,084 €73,843 €148,168
Sligo €0 €0 €161,249 €9,931 €1,046,095 €282,883 €1,435,913 €1,131,397 €1,193,489
South Dublin €63,000 €26,397 €1,024,289 €0 €869,643 €1,284,101 €130,557 €106,719 €284,390
Tipperary €900,000 €1,399,370 €327,492 €399,337 €25,655 €42,003 €25,655 €0 €156,731
Waterford €263,000 €13,545 €545,000 €22,610 €317,280 €472,726 €170,000 €77,562 €14,549
Westmeath €208,000 €48,000 €0 €0 €150,000 €0 €100,000 €0 €114,326
Wexford €96,000 €87,695 €6,880 €0 €498,801 €0 €335,000 €52,870 €30,382
Wicklow €46,000 €0 €52,648 €43,773 €209,620 €88,783 €104,533 €0 €180,305
Reserve €85,065   €221,258   €905,665   €2,489,484    
Total allocation €5,414,935   €8,778,742   €11,094,335   €10,510,516    
TOTAL €5,500,000 €4,267,834 €9,000,000 €4,834,636 €12,000,000 €6,264,345 €13,000,000 €8,657,652 €14,497,654

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