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# Funding

This year
# Pakistan
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
# Funding
Operational funding of over €21 million announced for five regional airports
Cork will receive the biggest allocation, at just over €10.4 million.
# creeslough
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.
# Ukraine
Ireland for Ukraine Fund to provide €5.2 million in grants to support Ukrainians
Across Ireland, over 100 projects will receive grants.
# accessibility
'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.
# Leadership Battle
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.
# Funding
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.
# Oireachtas
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.
# Funding
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.
# factfind
Explainer: What counts as EU funding and where does it go?
…And where has Ireland received – and given back to the whole process?
# night-time economy
Covid blamed for delays to plan promising Irish nightlife revival
The spread of Covid-19 last December is being blamed for the delay.
# Red C Poll
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.
# Human Rights
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.
# Military
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
# airport funding
€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.
# Oireachtas Committee
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.
# extra support
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.
# Fáilte Ireland
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.
# Fundraising
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.
# Vice Admiral Mark Mellett
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
# Pat Lordan
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 dinners
School meals programme to be extended this summer due to impact of Covid-19 pandemic
The funding is normally not available during the summer.
# Unacceptable
'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.
# Funding
'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.
# Third Level
€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.
# Funding
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.
# Funding
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.
# Competition
Funding of €1 million to help Tidy Towns groups prepare for 2021 competition
There are 987 eligible groups registered across the country
# Dublin Zoo
Dublin Zoo and Fota Wildlife Park to get €3 million funding boost
The announcement follows a fundraising campaign launched last month by Dublin Zoo.
# Covid-19
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.
# Support
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.
# Mental Health
'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.
# Funding
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.
# Funding
Back to school allowance trebled in response to Covid-19 pandemic
The scheme has been extended to include families on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment.
# good news
'Mystery' donor gives €260,000 to Trinity College Dublin PhD students impacted by pandemic
The money has been provided to students whose lab work was interrupted by the Covid-19 crisis.
# Heritage
€1 million in funding announced for six historic towns around Ireland
The funding is being made available through the Historic Towns Initiative.
# My Goodness
Guinness launches €14m fund to help Irish pubs recover from Covid-19 lockdown
The company will provide the funding over a two-year period.
# Funding
Beef farmers to receive €50 million in Covid-19 support under new scheme
The news was welcomed by the Irish Famers’ Association.
# Cancelled
Tidy Towns groups can still get funding despite competition being cancelled
The annual competition was one of the many events cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.