Dáil Éireann - Volume 466 - 13 June, 1996
Written Answers. - Swimming Pool Refurbishment Projects.
Mr. N. Ahern Mr. N. Ahern
38. Mr. N. Ahern asked the Minister for the Environment the total demands from local authorities for refurbishment of swimming pools; the assistance, if any, given by his Department in this respect in 1996; and if he will make a statement on the matter as regards the giving of extra resources to local authorities towards such expenses. [12332/96]
Minister of State at the Department of the Environment (Ms McManus) Minister of State at the Department of the Environment (Ms McManus)
Minister of State at the Department of the Environment (Ms McManus): Existing commitments on five swimming pool refurbishment projectsamount to £1.54 million.  In addition, 18 swimming pool refurbishment proposals at various stages of planing, have been submitted to my Department; these have a total estimated cost of £12.79 million.
A sum of £2 million has been provided in my Department's Estimates for 1996 for the building of new pools and the refurbishment of existing facilities. I expect that this provision will be fully expended on a total of nine refurbishment projects located at Athy, Ballyshannon, Fermoy, Mallow, Mullingar, Naas, Nenagh, Roxboro (Limerick City) and Tipperary Town, and new pools in Cavan and Enniscorthy.
Dáil Éireann 466 Written Answers. Swimming Pool Refurbishment Projects.