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Thursday, 4th May

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Michael Collins

6. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the rationale for the difference in the minimum amount of hectares of tillage needed to apply for the TAMS 2 scheme in comparison to the general TAMS measures; the number of persons that had less than 15 hectares of tillage under the 2016 basic farm scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20875/17]

Thursday, 4th May

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Richard Boyd Barrett

14. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will consider introducing more agroforestry options to encourage farmers to take up forestry and increase tree cover as part of the effort to tackle climate change; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21111/17]

Thursday, 4th May

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Charlie McConalogue

15. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding the introduction of a crisis aid fund to tillage farmers that had crops destroyed due to severe weather in 2016; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21036/17]

Thursday, 4th May

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Jackie Cahill

16. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the discussions he has had with the European Commission on skimmed milk powder currently held in intervention; the plans envisaged in this area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21053/17]

Thursday, 4th May

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Bernard J. Durkan

17. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the extent to which he and his Department have identified those areas in the food sector most likely to be affected by Brexit; the measures taken or likely to be taken to minimise the impact including sourcing of alternative markets; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21054/17]

Thursday, 4th May

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Charlie McConalogue

18. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of persons that have not received 85% of their total 2016 payment under GLAS 1, GLAS 2 and AEOS; the reasons for this delay; if the commitment made by his Department to spend €250 million per year on GLAS will be delivered in 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21035/17]

Thursday, 4th May

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Thomas Pringle

19. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will consider an enhanced capital programme to support the upgrading of local authority harbours that have significant fishing and aquaculture activity and which require more than €150,000; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21139/17]

Thursday, 4th May

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Bernard J. Durkan

20. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the degree to which geopolitical decisions are currently evolving and are likely to impact on agriculture with particular reference to the viability of family farms in the future; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21055/17]

Thursday, 4th May

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Thomas P. Broughan

21. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will report on reported exports of greyhounds to Pakistan; if a club (details supplied) has been actively involved in exporting greyhounds to Pakistan; if up to 200 greyhounds have been exported to Pakistan; the measures he will take on this matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20873/17]

Thursday, 4th May

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Charlie McConalogue

22. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the review of qualifying areas for the areas of natural constraint scheme; if his Department has completed the mapping exercise; when the maps will be published; if he will ensure consultation is undertaken with persons on the review in advance of submitting maps to the EU and in advance of identification of areas for designation as areas of specific constraint; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21034/17]

Thursday, 4th May

written

Seán Haughey

23. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the Taoiseach has specifically mentioned the importance of the agrifood industry to the island of Ireland, the impact of any borders being introduced and the impact of even basic inspections to this industry when he was speaking with Prime Minister May with regard to Article 50 being triggered. [16722/17]

Thursday, 4th May

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Clare Daly

24. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has satisfied himself with the corporate governance practice followed by HRI in the lead up to the appointment of a person (details supplied) as chief executive of a company. [20880/17]

Thursday, 4th May

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Thomas Pringle

25. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on the perception reported in the media that Britain could gain hundreds of thousands of tonnes of fish after Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21138/17]

Thursday, 4th May

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Catherine Connolly

26. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to safeguard the fishing industry in view of the UK’s decision to leave the EU and the complexities involved in the restructuring of the Common Fisheries Policy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21063/17]

Thursday, 4th May

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Richard Boyd Barrett

27. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will liaise with the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government to put in place a community led afforestation project, co-ordinated by local authorities across the country, to increase tree cover as part of the effort to tackle climate change; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21110/17]

Thursday, 4th May

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Brian Stanley

28. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will ensure that as part of the review of the areas of natural constraint that designated areas assessments will be based on townlands and not DEDs. [20877/17]

Thursday, 4th May

written

Bobby Aylward

29. Deputy Bobby Aylward asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will ensure the future of the regional veterinary laboratory in County Kilkenny, which serves the farmers of the entire region of the south east; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21064/17]

Thursday, 4th May

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Kevin O'Keeffe

30. Deputy Kevin O'Keeffe asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the crisis support fund for tillage farmers who suffered severe crop damage due to adverse weather conditions in 2016; and his plans to implement the motion passed by Dáil Éireann to provide crisis support direct payments to persons. [21019/17]

Thursday, 4th May

written

Thomas Pringle

31. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when the proposed areas in the areas of natural constraint review will be published; the impact this will have on new areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21137/17]

Thursday, 4th May

written

Jackie Cahill

32. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to provide funding to an organisation (details supplied) in view of the funding shortfall from the organisation's levy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20876/17]

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