08/05/15

08/05/2015: ARRANGEMENTS FOR FUNDING FOR NON-GAELTACHT ISLANDS

Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs, Joe McHugh T.D., has announced funding of over €300,000 today (8 May 2015) for the non-Gaeltacht islands for the period from mid-May to the end of 2015. The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has reached agreement with Comhar na nOileán Teo. who will be responsible for administering the fund at a total cost of €34,160 in 2015. Funding for the non-Gaeltacht islands was previously provided by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government.

Announcing the funding, Minister of State McHugh said that he was pleased that his Department was in a position to reach agreement with the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government regarding the funding and that the resources are now available between both Departments to ensure that there will be no reduction in funding for the organisations in comparison with 2014.

Minister of State McHugh said: “This announcement is evidence of my Department’s commitment to the islands and I am satisfied that the resources are available to ensure that these organisations on the non-Gaeltacht islands will continue to be funded. I would like to thank Minister Alan Kelly and Minister of State Ann Phelan at the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government for their cooperation in reaching this resolution.”

A breakdown of funding is detailed in the table below:

 

ORGANISATION

 

 

DISTRIBUTED IN 2014

DISTRIBUTED

1 JANUARY – 12 MAY 2015

TO BE DISTRIBUTED

13 MAY – 31 DECEMBER 2015

TOTAL FOR 2015

Inishturk, Co. Mayo

€84,653.16

€30,930.55

€53,719.45

€84,650

Clare Island, Co. Mayo

€90,706.49

€33,142.75

€57,557.25

€90,700

Inishbofin, Co. Galway

€101,548.71

€37,104.33

€64,395.67

€101,500

Bere Island, Co. Cork

€134,906.64

€49,292.81

€85,707.19

€135,000

Sherkin Island, Co. Cork

€50,000.00

€18,269.23

€31,730.77

€50,000

IOMLÁN

€461,815.00

€168,739.67

€293,110.33

€461,850

 

 

ENDS

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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