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Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: EU School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme (13 Apr 2017)

Michael Creed: A taste for fruit and vegetables is promoted in Irish primary schools through Food Dudes, which was developed by Bangor University, Wales and is the model chosen by Ireland to implement the EU School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme.  The programme is managed by Bord Bia and funded by my Department and the EU.  The cost for the 2016/2017 school year is estimated to be €3.167m,...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Rural Development Programme Funding (13 Apr 2017)

Michael Creed: The information requested by the Deputy is set out below: The €217 million capital allocated in 2016 to my Department referred to by the Deputy was increased to €229m when the €12m capital carried into 2017 from 2016 is taken into account. Of this €160.1 million was allocated to cover capital expenditure under the Rural Development Programme, Seafood Development...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Rural Development Plan (13 Apr 2017)

Michael Creed: There is a budget of €395m allocated under the Rural Development Plan 2014 - 2020 in respect of on-farm investment in the TAMS II Schemes. A total of 691 applications have been paid to date amounting to €8.9m.  Approvals and payments continue on an on going basis.

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Fishery Harbour Centres (13 Apr 2017)

Michael Creed: On 5 February, I announced details of the 2017 Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme. I have approved funding of €28m for the Programme this year, with €2.8m allocated for the 2017 Local Authority Harbour Development and Marine Leisure Programme. As a significant number of the projects at the six Fishery Harbour Centres are currently at the...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Forestry Sector (13 Apr 2017)

Michael Creed: I propose to take Questions Nos. 279 to 281, inclusive, together. The capital plan for forestry is set out in the Forestry Programme 2014 - 2020. This represents a continuation of the Government's policy on forestry, following on from the Forestry Programme 2007-2013 and previous Programmes. During the lifetime of this current programme the Department will spend...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Food Wise 2025 Strategy (13 Apr 2017)

Michael Creed: Food Wise 2025, the ten year strategy for the agrifood sector, identifies the opportunities and challenges facing the sector and provides an enabling strategy that will allow the sector to grow and prosper. Food Wise includes more than 400 specific recommendations, spread across the cross-cutting themes of sustainability, innovation, human capital, market development and...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Forestry Grants (13 Apr 2017)

Michael Creed: The Reconstitution Scheme (Windblow) was established in 2016, to provide support for forest owners to replant forestry that had suffered damage during a succession of storms in the winter of 2013/2014, culminating in Storm Darwin on 12 February 2014.  Only forestry planted after 1 December 1989 was eligible under this reconstitution scheme. Since the forestry belonging...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Basic Payment Scheme Payments (13 Apr 2017)

Michael Creed: An application in respect of the 2016 Basic Payment was submitted by the person named on 15 November 2016 thus incurring 100% late penalty as it was outside the timeframe allowed. Following submission of an appeal, the late penalty has been waived and payment will issue in the coming days.

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Basic Payment Scheme Applications (13 Apr 2017)

Michael Creed: An application in respect of the 2016 Basic Payment Scheme was received from the person named 9 May 2016 declaring a total of 27.32 hectares in respect of the 23.77 entitlements held and payments have issued respect of this element of the application. The eligibility of the parcel referred to will be reviewed on the basis of the documentation recently received.  Upon the...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Ministerial Travel (13 Apr 2017)

Michael Creed: I represented the Government at the St. Patrick's Day celebrations in Germany. I engaged in a 5 day itinerary visiting Munich, Stuttgart, Cologne and Berlin. The programme included political meetings with regional Agriculture Ministers and a Bilateral meeting with the Federal Minister for Agriculture. It also included a number of Agrifood trade promotional events,...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: GLAS Payments (13 Apr 2017)

Michael Creed: A GLAS three application was submitted on behalf of the person named on 14 December 2016. Initial checks indicated that the Rare Breed action had been selected and documentation uploaded with the application needed to be verified as part of the approval process. This work has now been completed and the application has now passed the full suite of pre approval validations and will...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: GLAS Expenditure (13 Apr 2017)

Michael Creed: The information on total payments per annum for GLAS to date is set out in the following table: The 2017 provision in the estimates for GLAS is €214m.  Year € 2015 11,452,000.00 2016 102,615,247.13 2017 19,631,911.96 Total 133,699,159.09

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Basic Payment Scheme Applications (13 Apr 2017)

Michael Creed: My Department is aware that, in a limited number of cases, applications were not visible online while vital data was being updated. In the case of the individual named, this process is now complete and the applicant may proceed with his BPS Online application.

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: GLAS Payments (13 Apr 2017)

Michael Creed: The person named was approved into GLAS 1 with a contract commencement date of 1 October 2015 and has received full entitlements in respect of the 2015 scheme year. During the 2016 prepayment checking process an issue presented on the computerised crosscheck of Department databases in relation to the protection of watercourses action.  Department officials are examining this...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Beef Data and Genomics Programme (13 Apr 2017)

Michael Creed: I announced this morning that the Beef Data and Genomics Programme will be reopened to beef suckler farmers who are not already part of the scheme. The scheme will be known as BDGP II and will, like the original, commit to six years of payments to farmers for completion of actions aimed at delivering accelerated genetic improvement in the national herd and improvement of its environmental...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: GLAS Payments (13 Apr 2017)

Michael Creed: The 85% advance of the 2016 payment has issued to the person named.  My officials are examining this case and it appears that details of one GLAS parcel declared as Low Input Permanent pasture were not included in the payment calculation and this therefore needs to be reinstated.  The matter is now being worked on and when it is resolved, the person named...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Basic Payment Scheme Eligibility (13 Apr 2017)

Michael Creed: An application in respect of the 2015 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) was received from the person named declaring an eligible area of 26.09 hectares. Subsequently 4.06 ha were afforested and, in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of the BPS, were subject to eligibility criteria checks.  It was for this reason that this area was initially excluded from the entitlement...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: GLAS Payments (13 Apr 2017)

Michael Creed: The person named was approved into GLAS 1 with a contract commencement date of 1 October 2015 and has received full payments in respect of the 2015 scheme year. During the 2016 prepayment checking process an issue presented on the computerised crosscheck of Department databases. Following review by the Department this issue has now been resolved, 2016 payment has now been processed and...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Fishing Licences (13 Apr 2017)

Michael Creed: I propose to take Questions Nos. 295 and 297 together. Among the details supplied by the Deputy is a letter dated 28 February 2017 to my Department from the persons concerned. Please note that my Department provided a detailed response to this letter on 23 March 2017.  I can further inform the Deputy that the vessel owned by the persons concerned has recently been approved...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Live Exports (13 Apr 2017)

Michael Creed: Under EU legislation, cattle exported from Ireland within the EU (including to Northern Ireland) must complete a residency period on a holding prior to export. The animal must have been resident on this holding within 29 days of moving to an assembly centre for export. Subsequent to moving from the holding, an animal may move one time through a mart and/or one time through a...

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