Written Answers. - Departmental Programmes.

Wednesday, 7 May 2003

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 566 No. 1

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  753.  Dr. Cowley  Information on Jerry Cowley  Zoom on Jerry Cowley   asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs  Information on Éamon Ó Cuív  Zoom on Éamon Ó Cuív   if the Clár programme will be extended to Murrisk, County Mayo; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11798/03]

Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs (Éamon Ó Cuív): Information on Éamon Ó Cuív  Zoom on Éamon Ó Cuív  The DED of Croagh Patrick, in which Murrisk is situated, shows the [514]following population decreases: 1926-1996, 37.59%; 1926-2002, 32.63 %.

As the Deputy is aware, areas considered for inclusion in the CLÁR programme are those which suffered an average 50% decrease in population. As the Croagh Patrick DED did not attain this average, it was not found eligible for inclusion.


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