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Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Agriculture Scheme Payments (18 Jan 2018)

Michael Creed: The person named was approved into GLAS 2 with a contract commencement date of 1 January 2016 and has received full payments in respect of the 2016 scheme year. The Department became aware of an issue with this case that resulted in the 2017 advance payment not being made. The case has now been cleared and the payment will issue shortly. GLAS 2017 advance...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Departmental Expenditure (18 Jan 2018)

Michael Creed: Taking account of the funds carried forward from 2016, €259.7m was available for capital expenditure by my Department in 2017.   The capital expenditure in 2017 was €219.3m which is the highest level of capital expenditure by my Department since 2010. When the €23.8m of funds to be carried from 2017 into 2018 are taken into account, this leaves an amount of...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Basic Payment Scheme Applications (18 Jan 2018)

Michael Creed: The person named submitted an application under the 2017 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) on 15May 2017. The processing of his application has now been finalised and any payments due will issue to the nominated bank account of person named shortly.

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Basic Payment Scheme Applications (18 Jan 2018)

Michael Creed: The person named submitted an application under the 2017 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) on 12May 2017.  The processing of his application has now been finalised and any payments due will issue to the nominated bank account of person named shortly.

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: GLAS Data (18 Jan 2018)

Michael Creed: The information requested by the Deputy is set out in tabular form. These figures are as per payments made to last Friday 12 January 2017. - GLAS 1 GLAS 2 GLAS 3 County Advance Paid Advance Not Paid Advance Paid Advance Not Paid Advance Paid Advance Not Paid Carlow 224 54 90 37 109 17 Cavan 775 131 337 94 429 112 Clare 1,359 259 553 136 673 137 Cork 1,786 365 758 243 729 217...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Live Exports (18 Jan 2018)

Michael Creed: Live exports were among the strongest performers in terms of agri-food export growth in 2017. Last year saw an increase by 21% in live exports, to the value of €175 million. €115 million of this represents the live cattle market, which saw an increase in exports of 46,000 head to 181,000 in 2017. Agreed health certificates with over 20 non-EU countries, including 11 for the...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Beef Exports (18 Jan 2018)

Michael Creed: I propose to take Questions Nos. 232 and 253 together. In 2017 Irish agri-food exports recorded their 8th consecutive year of growth to reach an estimated €13.5 billion. Within that, overall meat and livestock exports increased by 8% to an estimated €3.95 billion according to the Bord Bia Performance and Prospects 2017/2018 report which I launched last week. The...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Exports Data (18 Jan 2018)

Michael Creed: In 2016, Ireland exported dairy products, including dairy ingredients to 132 countries totalling over €3.9 billion worth of produce. The following table, based on CSO data, outlines details in respect of values and tonnage by country. It is understood that the first CSO estimates for 2017 will be available in mid-February. However, trends and analysis indicate that aggregate dairy...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Exports Data (18 Jan 2018)

Michael Creed: In 2017 Irish agri-food exports recorded their 8th consecutive year of growth to reach an estimated €13.5 billion. Within that, overall meat livestock exports increased by 8% to an estimated €3.95 billion according to the Bord Bia Performance and Prospects 2017/2018 report which I launched last week. Sheepmeat exports are estimated to have increased by 12% in...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Exports Data (18 Jan 2018)

Michael Creed: In 2017 Irish agri-food exports recorded their 8th consecutive year of growth to reach an estimated €13.5 billion. Within that, overall meat livestock exports increased by 8% to an estimated €3.95 billion according to the Bord Bia Performance and Prospects 2017/2018 report which I launched last week. Pigmeat exports are estimated to have increased by 14% in value terms to...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Trade Data (18 Jan 2018)

Michael Creed: I propose to take Questions Nos. 236 and 237 together. Irish agri-food exports and imports are broken down into 24 categories identified and agreed by my Department and the Central Statistics Office.  Products and Raw goods are categorised using combined nomenclature codes, a European harmonised system used to classify goods for customs and trade purposes.  These categories include...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: State Bodies (18 Jan 2018)

Michael Creed: Staff recruitment within the State Agencies under the aegis of my Department is an operational matter for the Agencies themselves. Under the Delegated sanction Framework which sets out the annual pay ceiling for each agency, State agencies are permitted to recruit staff to fill vacancies as they arise subject to compliance with their annual pay ceiling. Accordingly I have referred the...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Beef Data and Genomics Programme (18 Jan 2018)

Michael Creed: The Beef Data and Genomics Programme is  the main support specifically targeted for the suckler sector, which will provide Irish beef farmers with some €300 million of funding over the lifetime of the current RDP.  The information sought by the Deputy, further to parliamentary question number 375 of of 12 December 2017, is as follows: Each €5 increase on the first 10...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Hen Harriers Threat Response Plan (18 Jan 2018)

Michael Creed: I am pleased that the response to the new locally-led Hen Harrier Programme has been so positive with more than nine hundred applications received already.  This level of response shows that that farmers in the targeted designated areas welcome this scheme and I am glad that the information events organised and delivered by the Hen Harrier Team to...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Inshore Fisheries (18 Jan 2018)

Michael Creed: My Department's €240 million European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Operational Programme is the vehicle for financial supports to the seafood sector up to 2021. The Programme delivers a wide range of supports for aquaculture, fisheries and seafood processing through a suite of 15 schemes including the Inshore Fisheries Conservation Scheme. The Inshore Fisheries Conservation Scheme...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Environmental Policy (18 Jan 2018)

Michael Creed: I have noted, and my officials are examining, the content of the European Court of Auditors Report on “Greening: a more complex income support scheme, not yet environmentally effective” This report will be the subject of further consultation among EU Member States in which Ireland will fully participate.  The issue of greening will also arise in any discussions on...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Common Agricultural Policy Reform (18 Jan 2018)

Michael Creed: The European Commission published its CAP Communication titled “The Future of Food and Farming” on 29 November 2017. The Communication proposes a simpler CAP, with a sharper focus on objectives and results, particularly in the environmental area. A key proposal of the Communication offers greater freedom for Member States to implement CAP in a manner which suits...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Beef Data and Genomics Programme (18 Jan 2018)

Michael Creed: My Department provides a number of supports to the suckler herd. A range of direct payments and  grant schemes provide vital income and investment support to the suckler sector, including BPS, ANC, GLAS and TAMS. The Beef Data and Genomics Programme is the main support specifically targeted for the suckler sector, which will provide Irish beef farmers with some €300...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Estimates Process (18 Jan 2018)

Michael Creed: The €23,800,000 unspent appropriations to be carried forward into 2018 is comprised of Targeted Agriculture Modernisation Schemes (€12.8m), Afforestation and Forestry Development, (€7m) and Bord Iascaigh Mhara (€4m).

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Organic Farming Scheme Payments (18 Jan 2018)

Michael Creed: In 2017, payments totalling €8.8m were made under the Organic Farming Scheme to 1,642 farmers.  With specific regard to advance payments to farmers for 2017, these payments commenced in December in line with the Department's commitment. A total of €4.2m has issued to date to 831 participants.  Payments to the remaining farmers are being processed and will...

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