Thursday, 21 May 2020
Covid-19 (Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht): Statements
Josepha Madigan (Dublin Rathdown, Fine Gael)
While the Deputy makes a valid point, I was presented with strong scientific advice from the National Parks and Wildlife Service that wood pigeons were not as much of a danger to crops as had been previously thought. We can be fully transparent on that advice, which is in direct contrast to what tillage farmers believe and what many Deputies have said to me recently. The Deputy is correct that public consultation is extremely important and should be undertaken.