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Thu, 26 Apr 2018

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Common Agricultural Policy Review
Charlie McConalogue

1. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the steps he is taking at European Union level to ensure a fully funded Common Agricultural Policy post 2020 and to prevent cuts to the existing budget in the next programme over 2021 to 2027; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18460/18]

Thu, 26 Apr 2018

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Basic Payment Scheme
Martin Kenny

2. Deputy Martin Kenny asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to introduce a flat-rate basic payments system based on a payment per hectare rather than the almost 20-year old system based on a historical reference year. [18344/18]

Thu, 26 Apr 2018

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Brexit Supports
Jackie Cahill

3. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when the €25 million low-cost loan scheme announced in budget 2018 for farmers and fishermen will open for applications; if the scheme criteria will be published in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18461/18]

Thu, 26 Apr 2018

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Fishing Industry
Michael Collins

4. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a scheme similar to a loan scheme (details supplied) will be put in place for fishermen. [18462/18]

Thu, 26 Apr 2018

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Organic Farming Scheme
Eamon Ryan

5. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when he will reopen the organic farming scheme; his plans for organic farming here; and the percentage of produce here that is organically grown. [18437/18]

Thu, 26 Apr 2018

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Beef Exports
Patrick Deering

6. Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the efforts he is making in terms of market access to third countries for Irish meat; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18237/18]

Thu, 26 Apr 2018

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Farm Household Incomes
Martin Heydon

7. Deputy Martin Heydon asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the details of farm incomes over the past year; the way in which these figures compare to previous years both nationally and in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18248/18]

Thu, 26 Apr 2018

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Animal Welfare Expenditure
Bernard Durkan

8. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the supports he has provided to the animal welfare sector over the past year in respect of all animals, bovine, ovine, sporting and non-sporting equine, swine and poultry; the extent to which traceability and identification continues to be of assistance with this work; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18306/18]

Thu, 26 Apr 2018

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Compensation Schemes
James Browne

9. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to provide compensation for those that lost fishing equipment due to storm damage over the past year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17579/18]

Thu, 26 Apr 2018

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Greyhound Industry
Thomas P. Broughan

10. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of his deliberations on the Welfare of Greyhounds (Amendment) Bill 2017; the way in which he will improve the welfare of greyhounds being exported in the interim; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16267/18]

Thu, 26 Apr 2018

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Harness Racing
Gino Kenny

12. Deputy Gino Kenny asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the steps he will take to oversee the regulation of sulky racing in view of its significance in Traveller and working class culture; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10101/18]

Thu, 26 Apr 2018

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Agriculture Scheme Appeals
Eamon Scanlon

13. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if additional staff will be allocated to supplement existing staffing numbers in the context of the workload in the Agriculture Appeals Office and in view of the fact that in 2016 and 2017 there was an increase in the volume of requests for reviews; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16269/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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Cabinet Committee Meetings
Brendan Howlin

1. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee C, European Union, including Brexit, last met; and when it will next meet. [16661/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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Cabinet Committee Meetings
Mary Lou McDonald

2. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee C, European Union, including Brexit, last met; and when it is scheduled to meet again. [17609/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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Cabinet Committee Meetings
Micheál Martin

3. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee C, European Union, including Brexit, last met. [17679/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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Cabinet Committee Meetings
Joan Burton

4. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee C, European Union, including Brexit, will next meet. [17811/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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Easter Rising Commemorations
Brendan Howlin

5. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Taoiseach the role of his Department in the annual 1916 commemoration. [16664/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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Easter Rising Commemorations
Mary Lou McDonald

6. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his Department's role in the annual 1916 commemoration. [17611/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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Departmental Projects
Micheál Martin

7. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach the status of the improvements being made on the Dublin inner city forum. [16808/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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Departmental Projects
Mary Lou McDonald

8. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his Department's role in the North East Inner City Initiative. [17610/18]