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# Funding

This month
September 2023
Leo Varadkar in Northern Ireland as €1 billion worth of peace funding announced
Varadkar will be joined by European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic.
This year
Dee Forbes and Breda O'Keeffe among RTÉ execs who asked government for funds more than 50 times
A report by
Stephen McDermott
Analysis of lobbying returns shows dozens of pleas from RTÉ since 2017.
Agriculture minister rejects PAC request to review distribution of Horse and Greyhound Fund
The Public Accounts Committee have said the 80/20 split of the Fund to horse and greyhound racing is ‘not an appropriate funding mechanism.’
US stops science funding for Israeli universities in occupied West Bank
The West Bank is internationally recognised as having been illegally seized by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War.
Harris announces €40 million for third level institutions to improve college campuses
Seven universities, five Technological Universities, two Institutes of Technology and six other colleges are benefitting from the grant.
UN countries pledge $1.5 billion to save Sudan from humanitarian crisis
More than two months into the fighting, the United Nations is worried the crisis could spill over and destabilise neighbouring African states.
Government sends €10m to combat hunger and gender based violence in wake of Pakistani floods
The aid is destined to help hundreds of villages still cut off following the disaster said to have been caused by climate affected monsoons.
Last year
Operational funding of over €21 million announced for five regional airports
Cork will receive the biggest allocation, at just over €10.4 million.
Businesses affected by Creeslough blast to receive grants to repair damage
Emergency funding is to be made available for firms and community groups affected by the explosion which claimed 10 lives.
Ireland for Ukraine Fund to provide €5.2 million in grants to support Ukrainians
Across Ireland, over 100 projects will receive grants.
'I don't know where to turn': Family carers call for reinstatement of funding for ceiling hoists
Guidance issued to local authorities in 2020 stated that ceiling hoists should not be included in the adaptation grant scheme.
The government has said discussions on the issue are ongoing but has provided no timeline for a solution, Michelle Hennessy reports.
One family told The Journal that they feel like they are being "fobbed off" about vital equipment for their six-year-old daughter.
'At this stage, it is a crisis': Children still left waiting for public disability services
None of the 91 community teams for children with disabilities are fully staffed
Political parties and independents received €13.4 million in State funding last year
The funding is non-electoral and is an administrative allowance.
Rishi Sunak brags of his work diverting public funds from ‘deprived urban areas’
The former chancellor is seen in a video telling Tory members of his work as he fights the leadership campaign.
RTÉ 2021 revenue increased €13 million, marking surplus for second year in a row
The state broadcaster pulled in a surplus of €2.4 million.
Coveney tells committee that new Defence Forces funding will be 'about people'
“I don’t believe that it’s possible to deliver something more ambitious,” Coveney said this evening.
Senior garda official complains force's capital budget set to be '€60 million short'
Additionally, Commissioner Drew Harris expressed concerns over inflationary pressures, fuel and pay rises.
Explainer: What counts as EU funding and where does it go?
…And where has Ireland received – and given back to the whole process?
Covid blamed for delays to plan promising Irish nightlife revival
The spread of Covid-19 last December is being blamed for the delay.
One in four people think Ireland should have funded lethal military equipment for Ukraine
Almost 60% of people felt the Government was right to only contribute to the non-lethal military equipment fund.
EU court approves linking of funds to member states’ respect for rule of law
The governments of Hungary and Poland had argued that such action lacked a proper legal basis.
Report detailing military weaknesses sends clear and 'blunt' message to govt - Coveney
A new report calls for major increases in Government spending on the Defence Forces.
All time
€108m in funding announced to help Irish airports stay afloat through pandemic
The funding aims to enable the airports to remain financially sustainable while navigating the pandemic.
Dáil committee calls for levy on streaming platforms to fund Irish content
The move has been welcomed by Screen Producers Ireland, who said it could raise €23 million in additional funding for Irish productions.
Irish sport to receive €65m in additional funding this year
The announcement was made today by Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, and the Minister of State for Sport, Jack Chambers.
These 38 locations are being given funding to develop permanent outdoor dining structures
Fáilte Ireland’s Outdoor Dining Enhancement Scheme opened for applications in March 2021.
Charities praise generosity of Irish people as they raise funds to support Afghan communities
A number of organisations have launched relief appeals as well as campaigns urging the government to resettle refugees.
Outgoing head of Defence Forces says Government cuts to military have caused 'frustration'
Vice Admiral Mark Mellett is set to retire in the coming months from his role as Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces.
Vice Admiral Mark Mellett is set to retire in the coming months from his role as Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces.
In a wide-ranging interview Mellett spoke at length about funding difficulties.
He also believes that the future of defence lies in a combination of cyber and traditional roles.
Representative group for Defence Forces officers set to criticise Government over 'ticking retention timebomb'
Pop up recruitment centre in Dublin tomorrow for Naval Service to find 200 recruits so ships can go to sea
Garda fraud chief: Ireland's 'crazy' system for hunting white collar criminals must change
Detective Chief Superintendent Pat Lordan said current investigation system is “crazy”.
School meals programme to be extended this summer due to impact of Covid-19 pandemic
The funding is normally not available during the summer.
'Could you manage for a year on €12,000? Probably not. So why are we expecting elite-level athletes to do it?'
Derval O’Rourke has called for a ‘full review’ into the funding system in Irish sport.
'It's hard to see how men got €3m and women only got €700,000... Stone Age stuff'
The difference in funding for male and female players came before a Dail Committee session this week.
€300,000 allocated to colleges to support Travellers in higher education
The funding is to support Traveller students progressing to higher education and during their studies.
Minister told greyhound racing not sustainable from commercial perspective during Covid prior to State funding boost
Greyhound Racing Ireland says that the additional funding has helped it to prevent further staff layoffs.
Six new fire stations to be built across the country as part of €61 million government scheme
The Fire Service Capital Programme will also upgrade a number of stations.
Funding of €1 million to help Tidy Towns groups prepare for 2021 competition
There are 987 eligible groups registered across the country
Dublin Zoo and Fota Wildlife Park to get €3 million funding boost
The announcement follows a fundraising campaign launched last month by Dublin Zoo.
New €300,000 fund aims to support Travellers who want to study in third level
The fund will be used to support technology, study space, and caring responsibilities.
Irish sport to benefit from 'unprecedented' €85 million funding package
‘The government recognises the vital contribution that sport has made to public health throughout the Covid-19 pandemic,’ said Minister Catherine Martin.
'People are devastated': St John of God to hand over services to HSE due to 'underfunding crisis'
SJOG currently provides intellectual disability and mental health services to over 8,000 people.
Publicans 'not optimistic' about September reopening as Tánaiste acknowledges their 'sacrifice for society'
Publicans also want the PUP and wage subsidy scheme levels to remain at current rates for closed pubs until they reopen.