Wednesday, 3 March 2010
Dáil Eireann Debate
244. Deputy Brian O’Shea asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will outline all the projects that benefited under the salmon hardships fund community support scheme in each of the Gaeltacht; the amount allocated in each case; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10869/10]
Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (Deputy Conor Lenihan): As outlined in previous replies, the Community Support Scheme was administered through 14 LEADER companies including Comhdháil Oileáin na hÉireann in respect of island communities (including Irish speaking islands) and Meitheal Forbartha na Gaeltachta Teoranta, in respect of the Gaeltacht areas. Meitheal Forbartha na Gaeltachta Teo also implemented the scheme on behalf of Comhar Iorrais (Leader) Teo.
Comhar na nOileáin Teoranta allocated €189,405 and Meitheal Forbartha na Gaeltachta Teo allocated €842,800 to projects in accordance with the published programme complement, which identified the criteria for determining eligibility of projects and applicants.
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