Tuesday, 30 May 2000
Dáil Eireann Debate
319. Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage Gaeltacht and the Islands if she will provide funding for the main Carrowtigue road from Aughleam to Belmullet; and for the Doohoma road in County Mayo. [14961/00]
Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands (Éamon Ó Cuív): My Department is examining how it might assist local authorities in improving strategic roads in the Gaeltacht and has funds allocated for this purpose. Decisions on the roads selected will be announced soon and will be based on ensuring the provision of one access road of high quality in to each Gaeltacht in the country. The Gael tachts of Erris, Achill and Tourmakeady will be included in this programme.
Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands (Éamon Ó Cuív): My Department sanctioned a grant of £2,500 to Mayo County Council earlier this year to enable them to repair the road referred to by the Deputy. It is a matter for the county council to carry out the necessary works.
330. Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage Gaeltacht and the Islands the funding granted to all the Gaeltacht areas for roads, piers and harbours in each of the years 1998 and 1999. [15365/00]
The following table indicates the amounts sanctioned on a county by county basis in the years 1998 and 1999, and so far this year, under Subhead E. of my Department's Vote in respect of roads, piers and harbours.
|Roads||Piers and Harbours
|Contae||1998||1999||2000to date||1998||1999||2000to date|
|Dún na nGall||323,000||788,300||231,120||116,150||2,530,000||126,000|
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