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Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Agri-Environment Options Scheme Applications (19 Oct 2017)

Michael Creed: The person named joined AEOS2 with  a start date of 1 September 2011. The contract was due to run up to 31 December 2016. An inspection was carried out on 11 May 2012. An issue arose in relation to water courses on the farm. The inspectors decision was to disallow the Alternative Water Source for Bovine action as no water courses, as defined in the AEOS specification, were found on the...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Agriculture Scheme Payments (19 Oct 2017)

Michael Creed: The person named submitted a 2017 Basic Payment/Areas of Natural Constraint Schemes application on 15 April 2017. EU Regulations governing the administration of these schemes require that full and comprehensive administrative checks, including in some cases remote sensing (i.e. satellite) inspections, be completed before any payments issue. The application of the...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Departmental Correspondence (19 Oct 2017)

Michael Creed: Teagasc is a non commercial State body, established in 1988, under the Agriculture (Research, Training and Advice) Act, chiefly to provide advisory, research and training services to the farming and agri-food sector. As the matter raised is an operational matter for Teagasc, I have arranged to forward the relevant information to the Director of Teagasc for his attention and...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Brexit Expenditure (19 Oct 2017)

Michael Creed: I propose to take Questions Nos. 176 to 179, inclusive, together. I was delighted to announce in the Budget that, in partnership with my colleague, An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Frances Fitzgerald TD, we had agreed to establish a new “Brexit Loan Scheme” which will provide affordable, flexible financing to Irish businesses that are...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Agriculture Scheme Data (19 Oct 2017)

Michael Creed: The allocations for the individual schemes mentioned by the Deputy will be set out in the Revised Estimates Volume (REV) to be published later this year.

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Budget Measures (19 Oct 2017)

Michael Creed: The 2017 information requested by the Deputy is set out as follows: 2017 Budget €000 Teagasc 128,130 Bord Bia 34,492 Marine Institute 31,563 Bord Iascaigh Mhara 44,088 Sea Fisheries Protection Authority 12,800 251,073 The individual allocations for 2018 will be set out in the Revised Estimates Volume (REV) to be published later this year.

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Greyhound Industry (18 Oct 2017)

Michael Creed: Bord na gCon is a commercial State body, established under the Greyhound Industry Act, 1958, chiefly to control greyhound racing and to improve and develop the greyhound industry. Bord na gCon is a body corporate and a separate legal entity to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. Accordingly, the information being requested by the Deputy has been forwarded to Bord na gCon for...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Payments (18 Oct 2017)

Michael Creed: An application under the 2017 Areas of Natural Constraints (ANC) Scheme was received from the person named on 12 May 2017. Processing of this application is now completed and payment will issue directly to the nominated bank account of the person named shortly.

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Afforestation Programme (18 Oct 2017)

Michael Creed: In 2010, a change was made in Ireland’s scheme rules that limited the amount of unenclosed land in any one afforestation application to 20%. Unenclosed land is usually found in upland areas and is generally less fertile than enclosed or improved land found at lower elevations.  There is compelling evidence surrounding the difference in productivity of tree species planted on...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Afforestation Programme (18 Oct 2017)

Michael Creed: My Department publishes annual afforestation statistics which are available on its website.  Those statistics include numbers of farmers and non-farmers who participate in afforestation each year.  Those numbers are set out in the following table, for 2014 to 2016, which are the most recent available figures. It should be noted that the non-farmer category is...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Alternative Energy Projects (18 Oct 2017)

Michael Creed: I welcomed the Minister for Finance’s announcement in the Budget to provide for the leasing of agricultural land for solar panels to be classified as qualifying agricultural activity for the purposes of specific Capital Acquisitions Tax and Capital Gains Tax reliefs. This initiative, which I sought in my annual agri-taxation Budget submission, is subject to the panels covering no more...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Fish Farming (18 Oct 2017)

Michael Creed: My Department has been advised by the Marine Institute that the aquaculture site referred to by the Deputy experienced a disease outbreak in advance of the jellyfish strike. On 21 September my Department received an inquiry from Inland Fisheries Ireland concerning large quantities of dead fish at the site referred to by the Deputy. Inquiries by my Department’s Marine Engineering...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Fish Farming (18 Oct 2017)

Michael Creed: Ireland’s €240 million European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Operational Programme 2014-20 provides €29.6 million to support the sustainable development of the aquaculture sector, in accordance with the 2015 National Strategic Plan for Sustainable Aquaculture Development. This includes a €2 million fund to aid mollusc farmers affected by suspension of harvesting of...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Agriculture Scheme Eligibility (18 Oct 2017)

Michael Creed: In order to be eligible for an automatic allocation of entitlements under the Basic Payment Scheme, a farmer must have been eligible to receive a direct payment under the 2013 Single Payment Scheme. The person named commenced farming under the herd as supplied in September 2014 and prior to this he held a separate herd number from 12 June 2012 until 31 August 2014.  He did not hold...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Payments (18 Oct 2017)

Michael Creed: An application under the 2016 ANC Scheme was received from the person named on 6 April 2016.    Under the 2016 ANC Scheme, eligible applicants were required to meet a minimum stocking density of 0.15 livestock units per eligible forage hectare for a retention period of seven consecutive months and to maintain an annual average of 0.15 livestock units calculated over the twelve...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Departmental Reports (18 Oct 2017)

Michael Creed: The Indecon report to review the Irish harness racing sector is being examined by officials within my Department and its recommendations are under active consideration.

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Young Farmers Scheme (18 Oct 2017)

Michael Creed: My Department has received 1,339 applications under the 2017 National Reserve and 9,308 applications under the 2017 Young Farmers Scheme.  Processing of applications is at an advanced stage. My Department continues to engage with a number of applicants where outstanding documentation is required to finalise their applications and my Department is focussed on maximising...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Fisheries Protection (18 Oct 2017)

Michael Creed: I am aware of the Irish Wildlife Trust's request to ban the practice of pair trawling in coastal areas in order to maintain the sprat population to the benefit of seabirds and marine life. Sprat is a short-lived species and an important prey fish for many marine species thus vital to the ocean food chain as well as an important source of income for inshore fishermen. The...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Departmental Bodies Data (17 Oct 2017)

Michael Creed: There are twelve State Bodies under the aegis of my Department, as listed. Vacancies on the Boards of these twelve bodies, other than those which are filled on the basis of nominations from specified organisations*, are advertised and processed by the Public Appointments Service (PAS). In this regard, an Information Booklet is prepared for each vacancy which, among other matters, sets out...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Rural Development Programme (17 Oct 2017)

Michael Creed: I met with members of the INHFA on Tuesday, 26 September, and had a wide-ranging discussion with them on many issues including their application for membership of the Monitoring Committee for the Rural Development Programme. The Monitoring Committee was established at the outset of the Programme in 2015, in accordance with regulatory requirements, and comprises diverse and...

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