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Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: GLAS Payments (18 May 2017)

Michael Creed: The person named was approved into GLAS 1 with a contract commencement date of 1 October 2015 and has been paid in respect of the 2015 scheme year. The 85% advance payment for 2016 was paid to the person named in December 2016.  The balancing payments for 2016 will be processed in due course according to the regulatory requirements.

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Forestry Management (18 May 2017)

Michael Creed: My Department is conscious of the implications of planting near private residences, which is taken into account at the pre-approval stage of forestry applications. My Department’s publication Environmental Requirements for Afforestation (2016) provides guidance on establishing plantations in accordance with good forest practice, with reference to environmental considerations.  A...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Agri-Environment Options Scheme Data (18 May 2017)

Michael Creed: Under the EU Regulations governing the Scheme and other area-based payment schemes, a comprehensive administrative check, including cross-checks with the Land Parcel Identification System must take place before payments can be made. As 2016 is the final year for AEOS 2 participants re-checks on payments made for all scheme years must be completed before final payment can be processed. This...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Coillte Teoranta Activities (18 May 2017)

Michael Creed: Coillte CGA was established as a private commercial company under the Forestry Act, 1988 and day-to-day operational matters, such as the management of their forest estate, are the responsibility of the company. The matter was, however, raised with Coillte who advise that the company does not qualify for the afforestation grants and premium payments that are available to the private forest...

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

Michael Creed: An application under 2016 Areas of Natural Constraints (ANC) Scheme was received from the person named on 9 May 2016.  Under the 2016 ANC Scheme, eligible applicants are required to have met a minimum stocking density of 0.15 livestock units 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: Aquaculture Licence Applications (18 May 2017)

Michael Creed: The application for an aquaculture licence referred to by the Deputy is in respect of a site located in Castlemaine Harbour, which is designated as a Special Area of Conservation under the EU Habitats Directive and a Special Protection Area under the EU Birds Directive (Natura 2000 site). All applications in ‘Natura’ areas are required to be appropriately assessed...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Basic Payment Scheme Data (18 May 2017)

Michael Creed: The information requested is currently being complied.  It will be forwarded to the Deputy directly as soon as it is finalised.

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: GLAS Applications (18 May 2017)

Michael Creed: Ireland’s  Rural Development Programme 2014 -2020 was formally submitted to the  EU Commission  for approval on 3July, 2014. There followed a period during which Commission observations were dealt with and  the final  approved version of the Programme was published on 28  May 2015.

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Basic Payment Scheme Data (18 May 2017)

Michael Creed: The information requested is currently being complied.  It will be forwarded to the Deputy directly as soon as it is finalised.

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Basic Payment Scheme Data (18 May 2017)

Michael Creed: As requested please see below the number of persons in 2016 that received a greening payment by county in tabular form. County Number Paid CARLOW 1606 CAVAN 4736 CLARE 5991 CORK 12828 DONEGAL 8278 DUBLIN 628 GALWAY 11848 KERRY 7624 KILDARE 2057 KILKENNY 3386 LAOIS 2917 LEITRIM 3374 LIMERICK 4998 LONGFORD 2341 LOUTH 1505 MAYO 11315 MEATH 3752 MONAGHAN 3988 OFFALY 3031...

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

Michael Creed: As the Deputy may be aware, I received a request from the Irish South and West Fish Producer Organisation to allocate the increase over 2016 of Ireland’s mackerel quota for 2017 entirely to the Polyvalent Segment on a 1 year pilot basis in exchange for the recipient vessels forgoing demersal fishing in order to gauge the impact on the demersal vessels.   This matter has...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Food Exports (18 May 2017)

Michael Creed: I propose to take Questions Nos. 253 to 262, inclusive, together. The Deputy has requested various details in respect of dairy trade between Ireland and Britain/Northern Ireland, across a range of product categories, for the year 2017 to date. The CSO, this week on Tuesday 16th May, released provisional trade data for the period January to March 2017 inclusive. This is set out in the...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: GLAS Data (18 May 2017)

Michael Creed: The information requested by the deputy is set out in he following table. GLAS 1 GLAS 2 County Number Sent for Payment Number with PPV Pass Unpaid Number Sent for Payment Number with PPV Pass Unpaid Carlow 259 1 19 120 0 8 Cavan 865 1 44 419 0 13 Clare 1,525 0 92 673 0 18 Cork 2,004 2 163 951 2 61 Donegal 1,844 2 107 959 4 48 Dublin 56 0 7 15 0 2 Galway 2,840 1 258 1,217 3 94...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Agri-Environment Options Scheme Data (18 May 2017)

Michael Creed: Under the EU Regulations governing the Scheme and other area-based payment schemes, a comprehensive administrative check, including cross-checks with the Land Parcel Identification System must take place before payments are made. As 2016 is the final year for AEOS 2 participants re-checks on payments made for all scheme years must be completed before final payment can be processed. This...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: GLAS Payments (18 May 2017)

Michael Creed: The person named approved into GLAS 1 with a contract commencement date of 1 October 2015 and has been paid in full in respect of the 2015 scheme year. During the 2016 prepayment checking process an issue presented on the computerised crosscheck of Department databases.  Department officials are actively working on the issue with a view to further processing the 2016 payment.

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: GLAS Eligibility (17 May 2017)

Michael Creed: The person named was approved into GLAS 2 with a contract commencement date of 1 January 2016. During the 2016 prepayment checking process an issue presented on the computerised crosscheck of Department databases with regard to the Wild Bird Cover action.  Department officials have examined this issue and the application is now being further processed with a view to issuing payment...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Fishing Licences (17 May 2017)

Michael Creed: As Minister I have responsibility for policy in relation to sea-fishing boat licensing under Section 3(3) of the Fisheries (Amendment) Act 2003, as amended by Section 99 of the Sea Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2006. In this context, Section 3 of the Act makes provision for Ministerial Policy Directives to issue to the independent Licensing Authority for Sea-fishing Boats. I am,...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Superlevy Fine (17 May 2017)

Michael Creed: The Super levy Instalment scheme was introduced in 2015. This scheme was offered by the EU Commission to Member States to implement on a voluntary basis to allow producers who had incurred super levy debt to spread the cost over three years (2015–2017) interest free. This repayment schedule took the form of a 33% lump sum in 2015 and the balance to be spread over five equal...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Departmental Expenditure (17 May 2017)

Michael Creed: The table outlines the amount spent by my Department on renting car park spaces in each of the years 2011 to 2016 and to date in 2017. Year Amount Paid (excluding VAT) Total 2011 11130.01 2012 3779.97 2013 3779.97 2014 4298.97 2015 3779.97 2016 3779.97 2017 1951.20

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

Michael Creed: The information requested by the Deputy is an operational matter for the State Bodies themselves. The twelve State Bodies under the aegis of my Department have been requested to provide the details directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.

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