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CIE Subvention

Dáil reply on CIE subvention to public transport services 2005-2014. Public Subvention to CIE has dropped by 32% since 2008.

 

Dáil Question
No: 701

 

To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the total subvention provided to CIE for each of the past ten years with a breakdown of the amount allocated to each of the CIE companies each year..

– Róisín Shortall.

* For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 21st April, 2015.

Ref No: 15820/15 Proof: 733

 

Answered by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport
Paschal Donohoe

 

REPLY

 

Since 2010 there is no subvention paid directly by my Department for public transport services.  The award of Public Service Obligation (PSO) contracts falls under the independent statutory remit of the National Transport Authority (NTA), which has direct responsbility for this area.  The total Public Service Obligation (PSO) subvention provided to CIE by both this Department and the  NTA (since 2010)  in the years 2005 to 2014 is as follows:

Schedule of Exchequer Subvention to CIÉ:  2005 to 2014

 

Year Iarnród Éireann – €000 Bus Éireann – €000 Bus Átha Cliath – €000 Holding Company – €000 TOTAL  – €000
2005 179,991 25,199 64,900 270,090
2006 188,716 26,459 69,845 285,020
2007 189,910 36,595 80,078 306,583
2008 181,152 41,846 85,629 308,627
2009 170,624 49,365 83,199 303,188
2010 155,137 45,039 75,682 275,858
2011 148,689 43,410 73,042 265,141
2012 166,412 36,882 74,766 278,060
2013 126,888 34,476 64,902 226,266
2014 117,409* 31,899 60,054 209,362

*Included in this amount is €10.66m paid to Iarnrod Eireann under the Infrastructure Manager Multi Annual Contract (IMMAC).