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Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Environmental Policy (14 Jan 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: In relation to peat extraction, my Department has no involvement in its regulation. This is a planning process under the remit of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage and an Integrated Pollution Control (IPC) license process, under the remit of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.   Regarding the future use of peat moss in the...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: GLAS Issues (14 Jan 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: The person named was approved into GLAS 1 with a contract commencement date of 1st October 2015 and has received all payments in respect of scheme years 2015 - 2018. Administrative checks involving a number of sections within the Department take place on all GLAS claims. All cases must clear validation checks before payment can issue. An issue...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Covid-19 Pandemic (14 Jan 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: For public health reasons, the Government has advised that people should stay at home except in a number of limited situations, including if they are travelling to and from work where the work is considered to be an essential service. Those essential service providers are listed on the Government website Gov.ie. Those specifically dealing with the agriculture and horticulture...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Hare Coursing (14 Jan 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: Hare coursing is regulated under the Greyhound Industry Act, 1958 chiefly by the Irish Coursing Club (ICC), subject to the general control and direction of Rásaíocht Con Éireann. Hare coursing is managed and regulated by the ICC.  Hares can only be collected for coursing by clubs affiliated to the ICC, in accordance with the terms of two licences granted by...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Animal Welfare (14 Jan 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: As the Deputy is aware in December 2020, I announced record funding of €3.2 million to 101 animal welfare organisations throughout the country.  This included an award of €15,000 to ISPCA Limerick who submitted an application in summer 2020.   Following the announcement of the funding allocation, the ISPCA advised the Department...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Departmental Schemes (14 Jan 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: My Department continues to monitor the situation in relation to the flooding of farmland in general and farmyards where it arises. A study to determine the feasibility of any future once-off targeted scheme for Voluntary Farm Building Relocation is being undertaken.  My Department has evaluated a range of at-risk farmyards, impacted by flooding, to see if any alternative...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Flood Relief Schemes (14 Jan 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: The Arterial Drainage Acts of 1945 and 1995 provide the Office of Public Works with powers for drainage and improvement of agricultural land and the undertaking of localised flood defence schemes to reduce flood risk. As such, any request for flood relief should be made to the Office of Public Works. In relation to possible implications in relation to payments made by my Department...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Departmental Strategies (14 Jan 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: Since publication of the Programme for Government in June 2020, my Department has been progressing the 161 actions identified in the "Agriculture, Food and the Marine" chapter, as well as actions in other chapters for which it has shared responsibility. I have had regular briefings with my Department’s Management Board on priority actions and progress. One of the main policy...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Harbours and Piers (13 Jan 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: My Department owns, operates and maintains six designated State-owned Fishery Harbour Centres, located at Castletownbere, Dingle, Dunmore East, Howth, Killybegs and Ros An Mhíl under statute. In addition, my Department also has responsibility for the upkeep and maintenance of North Harbour at Cape Clear, as well as the maintenance of a small number of specific piers, lights and beacons...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Horticulture Sector (13 Jan 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: In relation to peat extraction, my Department has no involvement in its regulation. This is a planning process under the remit of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage and an Integrated Pollution Control (IPC) license process, under the remit of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.   Regarding the future use of peat moss in the...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Beef Data and Genomics Programme (13 Jan 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: The Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) provides for six years of payments to participating farmers for the completion of actions which deliver accelerated genetic improvement in the Irish national herd and the improvement of its environmental sustainability. Payment under the 2020 BDGP issued to the bank account of the person named on 17 December 2020.

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Agriculture Industry (13 Jan 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: The growing of hemp by farmers is subject to specific licence granted by the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA), which operates under the auspices of the Department of Health. In addition, the cultivation of hemp (Cannabis genus) is restricted to varieties having less than 0.2% content of the narcotic compound Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Cannabis (which includes...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Agriculture Industry (13 Jan 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: The Deputy will be aware that the Programme for Government (PFG) has committed to exploring the potential for the growing of fibre crops such as hemp.   My Department has, and continues to, engage with relevant stakeholders from different hemp representative bodies to fully explore the viability of growing fibre crops such as hemp. In relation to the suggestion...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Coillte Teoranta (13 Jan 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: Coillte CGA was established as a private commercial company under the Forestry Act, 1988 and day-to-day operational matters, such as the management of their forest estate, are the responsibility of the company. I have therefore passed the questions raised to Coillte for response and direct reply to the Deputy.

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Departmental Contracts (13 Jan 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: I wish to advise the Deputy that my Department did not award any contracts to a company (details supplied). As regards the 12 State Bodies under the aegis of my Department, the information requested is an operational matter for the State Bodies themselves.  I have referred the Deputy’s question to the Agencies and have requested that a response should issue within 10 days.

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Horticulture Sector (13 Jan 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: In relation to peat extraction, my Department has no involvement in its regulation. This is a planning process under the remit of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage and an Integrated Pollution Control (IPC) license process, under the remit of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment. On 7th September 2020, my colleague Malcolm Noonan...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Forestry Premium Payments (13 Jan 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: The person named is not a participant in my Department's Afforestation Grant and Premium Scheme. This plantation was established with support under the Afforestation Grant and Premium Scheme by the previous owner who, as it stands, remains responsible for any liabilities arising from the scheme. The previous owner advised the Department in January 2020 that the site...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Veterinary Medicines (13 Jan 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: EU Regulation 2019/6 comes into force in January 2022 and from this date anti-parasitic veterinary medicinal products for food producing animals will require a veterinary prescription in order to be supplied. My Department has made it clear to stakeholders that all current suppliers of anti-parasitic veterinary medicines will continue to be able to supply them post-January 2022. ...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Animal Welfare (13 Jan 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: The Connemara Pony Breeders Society (CPBS) has been approved by my Department to maintain the Studbook for Connemara Ponies and, in this regard, operates a breeding programme for the breed. My Department has allocated funding to the Connemara Pony Breeders Society under the Equine Infrastructures Scheme since 2015, to facilitate research into this genetic defect. The research work carried...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Animal Welfare (13 Jan 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: I would like to assure the Deputy that animal welfare is a high priority for my Department and considerable resources and funding are provided to address the issue. The Programme for Government  contains an undertaking to provide additional funding to support animal welfare in the coming years to which I am fully committed.  In December 2020, I announced...

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