Dáil debates

Thursday, 21 May 2020

Covid-19 (Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht): Statements

 

9:50 pm

Photo of Josepha MadiganJosepha Madigan (Dublin Rathdown, Fine Gael)

The Department was about to receive a deluge of section 42 licence applications from tillage farmers arising from faecal contamination by wood pigeons, which are also a scourge on crops. We would not have been in a position, because of Covid-19, to deal with all those applications. For this reason, I reinstated the derogation for the summer months.

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