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Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Cost and Supply of Fertiliser in the European Union: Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (19 Jan 2022)

Brian Leddin: I welcome the witnesses from DG AGRI and I thank Mr. Santini for his insights and answers up to this point. I wish to broaden out the issue a little bit if I can and to ask why we are so dependent on this fertiliser. I represent the Green Party. We have a particular view in that we would like to see a very significant increase in organic farming where these artificial inputs are not used....

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Cost and Supply of Fertiliser in the European Union: Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (19 Jan 2022)

Brian Leddin: Perhaps Mr. Santini could respond in general terms.

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Livestock Issues (19 Jan 2022)

Brian Leddin: 1965. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will provide a list of the voyages of dedicated livestock vessels departing from Ireland in 2020 and in 2021 that were accompanied by a vet, by departure date and destination and if the vet travelled to the destination port and observed the unloading of the livestock; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [63309/21]

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Common Agricultural Policy (19 Jan 2022)

Brian Leddin: 2014. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of farmers, the percentage of farmers and the land area for each of the eligible agricultural practices that will be eligible for under pillar 1 eco-schemes of the forthcoming CAP strategic plan in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2331/22]

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Common Agricultural Policy (19 Jan 2022)

Brian Leddin: 2015. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of farmers, the percentage of farmers and the land area for each of the eligible agricultural practices under pillar 1 eco-schemes of the forthcoming CAP strategic plan that will reach the requirements of that agricultural practice with no additional action required; the uptake expected for each of the agricultural...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Common Agricultural Policy (19 Jan 2022)

Brian Leddin: 2016. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number and percentage of farmers and land area in hectares that are expected to reach the two minimum required agricultural practices in the pillar 1 eco-schemes with no additional action required from baseline; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2333/22]

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Common Agricultural Policy (19 Jan 2022)

Brian Leddin: 2017. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount available for payment to farmers for pillar 1 eco-schemes in the forthcoming CAP strategic plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2334/22]

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action: Carbon Budgets: Discussion (Resumed) (18 Jan 2022)

Brian Leddin: I welcome Mr. Conor Ó Raghallaigh, head of climate action at the Department of the Taoiseach. From the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications, we are joined by: Mr. Brian Carroll, assistant secretary; Mr. Robert Deegan, principal officer; and Mr. Philip Newsome, principal officer. From the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, we are joined by Mr. Bill...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action: Carbon Budgets: Discussion (Resumed) (18 Jan 2022)

Brian Leddin: Mr. Ó Raghallaigh has one minute left.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action: Carbon Budgets: Discussion (Resumed) (18 Jan 2022)

Brian Leddin: I thank Mr. Ó Raghallaigh. I had to speed him up and he did not get to read one paragraph of his submission into the record. I want to come back to that later. I invite Mr. Callanan from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine to make his opening statement.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action: Carbon Budgets: Discussion (Resumed) (18 Jan 2022)

Brian Leddin: I now invite Mr. Carroll from the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications to make his opening statement.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action: Carbon Budgets: Discussion (Resumed) (18 Jan 2022)

Brian Leddin: I thank Mr. Lemass for his opening statement. I invite Mr. Ó Ciaruáin from the Department of Transport to make his opening statement.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action: Carbon Budgets: Discussion (Resumed) (18 Jan 2022)

Brian Leddin: I thank Mr. Mahon for his opening statement. That is all the opening statements, so I invite members to raise their hands to ask questions. I ask for agreement from members that we stick to the two-minute rule in asking questions because we have limited time, as members will know, just three hours, in the committee room. Is that agreed? Agreed.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action: Carbon Budgets: Discussion (Resumed) (18 Jan 2022)

Brian Leddin: I thank Deputy Bruton. Those are questions for the Department of the Taoiseach and for the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications. Mr. Ó Raghallaigh may go first on behalf of the Department of the Taoiseach.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action: Carbon Budgets: Discussion (Resumed) (18 Jan 2022)

Brian Leddin: We seem to have lost the connection with Mr. Ó Raghallaigh. I will call on Mr. Carroll to answer those questions. I ask witnesses to be as brief as possible in their answers because, although members are restricted to two minutes, they can still get quite a few questions in and those questions may be directed to quite a few witnesses. We do not have a great amount of time.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action: Carbon Budgets: Discussion (Resumed) (18 Jan 2022)

Brian Leddin: I thank Mr. Carroll. We lost the connection to Mr. Ó Raghallaigh when he was speaking. Does he want to add to his earlier comments?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action: Carbon Budgets: Discussion (Resumed) (18 Jan 2022)

Brian Leddin: The first question is for the Department of Transport.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action: Carbon Budgets: Discussion (Resumed) (18 Jan 2022)

Brian Leddin: The second and third questions are for the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action: Carbon Budgets: Discussion (Resumed) (18 Jan 2022)

Brian Leddin: I thank Mr. Callanan. I think the Deputy's fourth and fifth questions were primarily for the Department of the Taoiseach but the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications might take the fifth one as well.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action: Carbon Budgets: Discussion (Resumed) (18 Jan 2022)

Brian Leddin: I think the fifth question was addressed to Mr. Ó Raghallaigh as well. It was on the opportunity for increased participation through sustainable energy communities and public participation networks, PPNs. Have you any comment to make on that?

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