Dáil Éireann - Volume 678 - 12 March, 2009

Written Answers. - Housing Grants.

Deputy Emmet Stagg asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, further to Parliamentary Question No. 175 of 26 February 2009, when he stated that total estimate demand by local authorities for the operation of the housing adaptation grant scheme for older people and people with a disability in 2009 is approximately €147 million; the grants sought by each local authority in 2009; and the estimated value of grant requests on hand at present in each local authority area. [10745/09]

  Deputy Michael Finneran: The total estimated demand by local authorities for the operation of the Housing Adaptation Grant Schemes for Older People and People with a Disability in 2009 is approximately €147 million. This estimate includes applications that have been assessed as eligible, as well as applications not yet assessed and the projected intake of new applications during the year. The estimated value of grant applications on hand, at December 2008, as notified to my Department by each local authority, amounts to approximately €118.9 million.

A breakdown of individual local authority estimated demand for 2009, along with the estimated value of grant applications on hand in each local authority area in December 2008, is set out in the following table:

Housing Adaptation Grants for Older People and People with a Disability

Local Authority

Total Estimated Demand in 2009

Estimated Value of Grants on hand at December 2008

Carlow County Council

2,701,403

1,228,015

Cavan County Council

2,147,616

970,037

Clare County Council

2,487,092

1,425,113

Cork County Council

16,722,000

4,560,831

Donegal County Council

5,050,000

8,831,540

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

3,040,000

3,625,000

Fingal County Council

2,500,000

0

Galway County Council

14,200,000

11,421,545

Kerry County Council

3,200,000

3,663,249

[166] Kildare County Council

5,037,471

786,158

Kilkenny County Council

1,660,000

742,587

Laois County Council

1,815,000

870,671

Leitrim County Council

1,200,000

3,373,047

Limerick County Council

5,204,969

5,214,968

Longford County Council

5,275,000

1,205,000

Louth County Council

3,550,000

2,517,161

Mayo County Council

3,950,000

2,578,689

Meath County Council

1,000,000

0

Monaghan County Council

2,713,814

2,713,814

North Tipperary County Council

1,930,000

4,190,000

Offaly County Council

1,880,000

3,342,201

Roscommon County Council

2,222,000

223,499

Sligo County Council

1,407,343

2,283,293

South Dublin County Council

5,268,226

3,603,218

South Tipperary County Council

2,631,785

120,607

Waterford County Council

1,800,000

388,158

Westmeath County Council

2,490,000

0

Wexford County Council

5,366,214

771,119

Wicklow County Council

4,820,992

4,820,992

Cork City Council

6,359,000

3,407,066

Dublin City Council

12,500,000

31,473,800

Galway City Council

3,650,000

1,457,677

Limerick City Council

1,760,000

2,408,449

Waterford City Council

8,122,812

4,149,380

Sligo Borough Council

1,560,000

618,000

Total

147,222,737

118,984,884