Written Answers - National Anti-Poverty Networks.

Wednesday, 2 February 2005

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 596 No. 4

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  270.  Mr. Ring  Information on Michael Ring  Zoom on Michael Ring   asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs  Information on Éamon Ó Cuív  Zoom on Éamon Ó Cuív   the reason funding was discontinued for a group (details supplied). [3243/05]

  271.  Mr. Kenny  Information on Enda Kenny  Zoom on Enda Kenny   asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs  Information on Éamon Ó Cuív  Zoom on Éamon Ó Cuív   the reasons for his decision to end core funding to a group (details supplied); the way in which he anticipates that the work currently undertaken by this group will be carried out; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3244/05]

  272.  Mr. McCormack  Information on Pádraic McCormack  Zoom on Pádraic McCormack   asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs  Information on Éamon Ó Cuív  Zoom on Éamon Ó Cuív   if he will reconsider his decision to withdraw all Government funding from a group (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3246/05]

  273.  Mr. Naughten  Information on Denis Naughten  Zoom on Denis Naughten   asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs  Information on Éamon Ó Cuív  Zoom on Éamon Ó Cuív   if he will review the decision to withdrawn funding from a group (details supplied); the reason for this withdrawal of funding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3250/05]

  274.  Mr. Wall  Information on Jack Wall  Zoom on Jack Wall   asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs  Information on Éamon Ó Cuív  Zoom on Éamon Ó Cuív   his views on correspondence (details supplied); his plans to rectify the matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3273/05]

  275.  Mr. Perry  Information on John Perry  Zoom on John Perry   asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs  Information on Éamon Ó Cuív  Zoom on Éamon Ó Cuív   if he will rescind the decision to withdraw funding from a group (details supplied) in view of the fact that groups such as the Sligo family resource centre has provided key supports working against poverty; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that it is the only national organisation capable of reflecting at a national level its experience and challenges in dealing with Government policies and structures; the steps he has in place to redress this situation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3323/05]

  276.  Mr. Crawford  Information on Seymour Crawford  Zoom on Seymour Crawford   asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs  Information on Éamon Ó Cuív  Zoom on Éamon Ó Cuív   the reason he has decided to stop funding a group (details supplied); if he intends to provide an alternative; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3351/05]

  279.  Mr. Bruton  Information on Richard Bruton  Zoom on Richard Bruton   asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs  Information on Éamon Ó Cuív  Zoom on Éamon Ó Cuív   the reasons the funding for the community workers co-operative under the national anti-poverty programme has been withdrawn without consultation with the CDWC, despite the high rating of the work of the CDWC in reviews of this funding mechanism; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3099/05]

  280.  Mr. Connaughton  Information on Paul Connaughton  Zoom on Paul Connaughton   asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs  Information on Éamon Ó Cuív  Zoom on Éamon Ó Cuív   the reason funding to the Community Workers Network based at Tuam Road, Galway has been withdrawn; if his attention has been drawn to the important role that this organisation has played in providing information and guidance in the drive to eliminate poverty; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3100/05]

  281.  Mr. Wall  Information on Jack Wall  Zoom on Jack Wall   asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs  Information on Éamon Ó Cuív  Zoom on Éamon Ó Cuív   the reason funding for the Community Workers Co-operative has been cut; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3120/05]

  282.  Mr. Costello  Information on Joe Costello  Zoom on Joe Costello   asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs  Information on Éamon Ó Cuív  Zoom on Éamon Ó Cuív   if he will reconsider his decision to withdraw funding from a group (details supplied) through the national anti-poverty programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3185/05]

Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government (Mr. N. Ahern): Information on Noel Ahern  Zoom on Noel Ahern  I propose to take Questions Nos. 270 to 276, inclusive and 279 to 282, inclusive, together.

I refer the Deputies to my answer of 1 February 2005 to Questions Nos. 216 to 227, inclusive.


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