Dáil Éireann - Volume 609 - 02 November, 2005

Written Answers. - Rural Social Scheme.

[374]   420. Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs the number of persons to date in 2005 on a county basis who have applied for the rural social scheme; the numbers who were accepted and refused; the costs of this scheme to date in 2005; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31389/05]

  Éamon Ó Cuív: The number of rural social scheme applications received by the implementing bodies in 2005 per county, along with details of places offered and applications refused, is shown in the following table.

County

No. of Applications Received in 2005

No. of such Applications where a place was offered and taken

No. of such Applications where a place was offered but not taken

No. of such Applications refused/ineligible

Carlow

58

14

9

35

Cavan

86

51

22

13

Clare

30

24

2

4

Cork

284

93

45

146

Donegal

136

98

8

30

Dublin

0

0

0

0

Galway

79

66

5

8

Kerry

138

94

23

21

Kildare

14

8

4

2

Kilkenny

18

14

1

3

Laois

19

14

2

3

Leitrim

21

14

0

7

Limerick

62

28

7

27

Longford

51

39

8

4

Louth

11

6

5

0

Mayo

519

311

30

178

Meath

8

8

0

0

Monaghan

57

21

32

4

Offaly

47

33

9

5

Roscommon

43

27

0

16

Sligo

99

70

5

24

Tipperary

55

39

8

8

Waterford

16

10

1

5

Westmeath

46

30

1

15

Wexford

32

19

0

13

Wicklow

14

11

1

2

TOTALS

1,943

1,142

228

573

The estimated cost of the rural social scheme in 2005 is €24.8 million.