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Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Climate Action Plan (15 Jul 2021)

Seán Canney: On the climate action plan and the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2021 that is going through the House at the moment, can the Minister inform us what ring-fenced budget he has to assist farming and all of the works they will have to carry out in order to start to comply with climate action, where that budget is coming from and is it separate from what is there at...

Ceisteanna - Questions - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Agriculture Industry (15 Jul 2021)

Seán Canney: 4. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to organise the sheep wool industry in Ireland to ensure that sheep farmers get a fair price for their produce. [37226/21]

Ceisteanna - Questions - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Agriculture Industry (15 Jul 2021)

Seán Canney: There seems to be a bit of crankiness this morning. Maybe it is due to the late night last night. I welcome the opportunity to ask the Minister what plans the Government has for the wool industry to ensure that sheep farmers get a fair price for their produce.

Ceisteanna - Questions - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Agriculture Industry (15 Jul 2021)

Seán Canney: I thank the Minister of State. I welcome the fact that some progress has been made in that regard. Having studies done, getting consultants in and getting what I would call feedings from the industry is one thing. However, to give one example, in my constituency of Galway East several sheep farmers came together to form a co-op. They set out a deal with Donegal Yarns for the purchase of...

Ceisteanna - Questions - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Agriculture Industry (15 Jul 2021)

Seán Canney: I thank the Minister of State for the invitation. I will set up a meeting for his Department to speak to the people who brought this about and made sure it was a great day in Athenry on a Saturday two weeks ago when farmers came in with their wool and it was packed and sent up to the county of the Minister, Deputy McConalogue, to be used in Donegal Yarns. It demonstrates that simplicity is...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Environmental Policy (15 Jul 2021)

Seán Canney: 32. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on lifting the restrictions on horticultural peat harvesting for 2021 to avoid a shortage of supply for 2021 which will result in job losses and businesses closures in the regions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37227/21]

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Forestry Sector (15 Jul 2021)

Seán Canney: 41. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has addressed the shortcomings in terms of resources in his Department to deal with ecologist’s reports for tree felling licences in which there is a two year backlog in the application process; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37228/21]

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Forestry Sector (15 Jul 2021)

Seán Canney: 70. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of efforts by his Department to combat ash dieback disease; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37231/21]

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Agriculture Schemes (15 Jul 2021)

Seán Canney: 76. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the steps he is taking to ensure that farmers who make trivial mistakes on online applications, such as failing to tick the ANC box when they wish to get paid for ANC, have an easy and transparent mechanism to have their mistakes rectified; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37229/21]

Committee on Budgetary Oversight: Summer Economic Statement: Minister for Finance and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (15 Jul 2021)

Seán Canney: I welcome both Ministers to the committee and apologise for the fact I came in late. I was speaking in the convention centre earlier. I have had a chance to look through the summer economic statement and I have a number of points I want to make and questions to ask. One of the concerns I have with regard to our economy is the inflation factor. I know it is something that has been...

Nursing Homes Support Scheme (Amendment) Bill 2021: Report and Final Stages (14 Jul 2021)

Seán Canney: I again salute the Minister of State for her efforts in getting the legislation this far. It is long overdue. On the amendments the Minister of State has brought forward, the issue of the partner and the three years and three years needs to be clarified for us. The second issue relates to the value of the house being taken as capital and the derived or notional income from that is fine....

Health (Amendment) (No.2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (14 Jul 2021)

Seán Canney: I welcome the opportunity to speak on this Bill. I have been listening with interest to previous speakers from across the House. Nobody is comfortable with this legislation. Even within the Minister's own party, I hear people speaking about it and about the concerns they have. The legislation, as it was put before us yesterday, is very confusing. It is confusing for us in the sense...

Lifting of Covid-19 Restrictions: Motion [Private Members] (14 Jul 2021)

Seán Canney: I congratulate the HSE and its staff on the vaccination programme. I thank the public who have taken on board the advice to get vaccinated. I encourage everybody to take the vaccine for the safety of everybody in society. I want to speak about the Government's proposals for the safe reopening and the legislation to be brought before the House today. This will be my only opportunity to...

Finance (Local Property Tax) (Amendment) Bill 2021: Second Stage (13 Jul 2021)

Seán Canney: I welcome the opportunity to speak on this review of the local property tax and the legislation that will underpin it. It is important that we support local government with proper funding. I will take some time to speak about Galway County Council in my constituency and its precarious situation in terms of financial support. An expert advisory group on local government arrangements in...

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Primary Medical Certificates (13 Jul 2021)

Seán Canney: 281. To ask the Minister for Finance when a proper appeals process will be put in place in relation to the disabled drivers and passengers scheme; when appeals will resume; when regional appeals will take place in order that disabled persons from all over the country do not have to travel to Dún Laoghaire to have an appeal hearing; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37777/21]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: School Curriculum (13 Jul 2021)

Seán Canney: 412. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills her views on the new agricultural science syllabus now in place in secondary schools for the leaving certificate programme; if she considers it relevant, practical and of benefit to the learning outcomes of students; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37463/21]

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Social Welfare Eligibility (13 Jul 2021)

Seán Canney: 460. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her views on whether it is discriminatory to place a ceiling on a minority of recipients of the deserted wives benefit 1992-1997; her further views on whether this allowance should be subject to inflationary rebalancing over the past 14 years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37632/21]

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Disability Matters: Resourcing of Personal Assistance Services: Discussion (8 Jul 2021)

Seán Canney: I listened intently to the witness presentations. I compliment Fionn Angus, James Cawley, Owen Collumb, Paul McBride and all of the other witnesses who contributed. On Mr. McBride's point with regard to the budget that is required now to move on with the personal assistance scheme, which he says is not a huge budget, does he have a quantum for it? In regard to the personal assistance...

Planning and Development (Amendment) (No. 3) Bill 2021: Committee and Remaining Stages (7 Jul 2021)

Seán Canney: I will be brief as I am aware the time is short and I want to allow other Deputies to have their say. I have one concern which the Minister might clarify. It relates to the extension of duration that he will allow for existing projects where substantial works have been done on the ground. I am concerned that there are projects that have not commenced on-site but that may have had money...

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