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The Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Pat Carey gave details to the Dail of spending on the RAPID and CLAR programmes for the past three years  (Dail Eireann, Debates, 11th May 2010, 538-9).  Over 2007, 2008 and 2009, CLAR had recerived 691, 426 and 40 applications respectively, funding being provided of €21m, €24m and €13m.  This year €8m was available.  RAPID spending for 2007, 2008 and 2009 was €5m, €8m and €9m, with €2.7m spent so far this year, under headings of housing estates, playgrounds, sports, traffic, health, schools, CCTV and signage.

>  See also Dail Eireann, Debates, 11th May 2010, 537-8