Written Answer. - County Council Overdrafts.

Tuesday, 16 July 1946

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 102 No. 7

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Tadhg Ó Murchadha: Information on Timothy J Murphy  Zoom on Timothy J Murphy  asked the Minister for Local Government and Public Health if he will state in respect of each of the years 1943-44, 1944-45, and 1945-46, the amount of (a) the bank overdrafts, and (b) the total indebtedness of each county council as at March 31st in each year.

Mr. MacEntee: Information on Seán MacEntee  Zoom on Seán MacEntee  (a) No county council had an overdraft on its ordinary revenue account on 31st March, 1944, 31st March, 1945, or 31st March, 1946. Particulars of county councils' overdrafts on turf production account on 31st March, 1944, and 31st March, 1945, are as follows:—

Amount of Bank Overdraft on Turf Production Account at the
31/3/1944 31/3/1945
£ s. d. £ s. d.
Carlow 4,328 2 4 7,570 11 0
Cavan 7,078 0 0 5,948 0 0
Clare 39,396 0 0 40,269 0 0
Cork 32,434 0 0 18,942 0 0
Donegal 84,233 17 1 47,880 0 9
Dublin
Galway 90,659 0 0 46,811 0 0
Kerry 79,433 11 3 122,402 0 7
[848]Kildare 1,185 18 6 1,201 2 11
Kilkenny 8,062 0 0 2,991 0 0
Laoighis 8,012 2 3 9,821 11 0
Leitrim 20,959 0 0 20,027 0 0
Limerick 61,341 13 11 29,821 17 5
Longford 1,598 0 0 2,092 0 0
Louth
Mayo 41,071 2 6 57,505 9 11
Meath 2,230 19 1 Nil
Monaghan 21,653 9 7 21,186 5 6
Offaly 4,024 15 6 4,193 4 1
Roscommon 38,053 3 10 59,772 17 0
Sligo 29,658 6 11 18,277 4 2
Tipperary, N.R. 20,822 12 10 14,360 3 2
Tipperary, S.R. 25,908 6 1 44,371 9 8
Waterford 13,173 0 11 1,072 9 0
Westmeath 2,354 0 0 2,449 0 0
Wexford
Wicklow 9,352 0 8 16,443 15 5
647,023 3 3 595,359 1 7

(b) The figures for the total capital indebtedness of county councils on 31st March, 1944, and 31st March, 1945, are as follows:—

Total capital indebtedness at the
31/3/1944 31/3/1945
£ £
Carlow 337,540 331,086
Cavan 282,365 274,060
Clare 364,577 377,302
Cork 1,391,140 1,351,008
Donegal 467,869 449,296
Dublin 1,116,090 1,092,062
Galway 417,098 404,034
Kerry 431,720 428,698
Kildare 912,701 891,766
Kilkenny 508,374 543,226
Laoighis 577,055 562,841
Leitrim 170,144 164,985
Limerick 851,462 840,464
Longford 198,226 191,965
Louth 401,905 387,456
Mayo 266,816 253,319
Meath 670,820 650,400
Monaghan 143,038 140,502
Offaly 664,316 659,566
Roscommon 331,680 337,050
Sligo 274,266 266,803
Tipperary, N.R. 429,211 420,569
Tipperary, S.R. 474,863 461,966
Waterford 408,246 394,662
Westmeath 387,377 383,405
Wexford 654,470 655,378
Wicklow 787,539 794,884
TOTAL 13,920,908 13,708,753

[849] Particulars of county councils' overdrafts on truf production account on 31st March, 1946, and their total capital indebtedness on that date are not yet available in the Department.


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