Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Impact of Peat Shortages on the Horticultural Industry: Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage

Photo of Jackie CahillJackie Cahill (Tipperary, Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

There is huge frustration out there and people are worried about the economic viability of the sector. That is where the committee will be coming from. We want to get a satisfactory economic and environmental solution to this issue.

Many members are looking to speak and we have limited time so I will take speakers in groups of three. I will go back to the Minister of State after each group of speakers because otherwise I do not think I will be able to give everyone an opportunity.


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