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Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Bord na gCon Administration (13 Jul 2017)

Michael Creed: As I stated in my previous reply to the deputy in June the sale of Harold's Cross Greyhound Stadium is a transaction between Bord na gCon and the Department of Education and Skills. It is my understanding that the sum of €23m plus vat was based on an independent valuation by the Valuation office and this was provided and accepted by the transacting parties in accordance with...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Fisheries Protection (13 Jul 2017)

Michael Creed: The monitoring and control of fishing vessels within Ireland’s Exclusive Fisheries Zone are matters for the Irish control authorities.  Under the Sea Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Act, 2006, all operational issues of this nature concerning sea fisheries control are, as a matter of law, exclusively for the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) and the Naval Service. ...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments (13 Jul 2017)

Michael Creed: The person named commenced their AEOS 2 contract on 1 September 2011. Payment issued in respect of the 2011-2015 Scheme years. 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. As 2016 was the final scheme-year of payment...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Young Farmer Capital Investment Scheme Applications (13 Jul 2017)

Michael Creed: The person named was paid a grant under the Young Farmer's Capital Investment Scheme on 14 June 2017.

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

Michael Creed: My Department has no record of any GLAS application submitted on behalf of the person named and accordingly the question of a GLAS payment does not arise.

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

Michael Creed: 2015 and 2016 were exceptionally busy years in the development and roll out of the GLAS scheme.  A dedicated online application and payment system was developed in house and over 50,000 farmers were approved into the scheme.  As I previously indicated unanticipated problems presented with the roll out of the new payment system some of which had to be resolved on a case by case...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Compensation Schemes (13 Jul 2017)

Michael Creed: Firstly I wish to acknowledge that the Tillage farmers have come through a very difficult period with poor market returns and very challenging weather conditions during the 2016 harvest. Following the decision by the IFA to end their occupation of my Department's Headquarters in Dublin I, along with my Department Officials, met with the IFA on Wednesday 12 July to discuss all aspects of a...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Farm Data (13 Jul 2017)

Michael Creed: The CSO's 2013 Farm Structures Survey indicated that approximately 37,700 or 27% of Irish farmers are over 65 years and 8,200 (6%) aged under 35. A full age breakdown can be found in the table. These figures compare with EUROSTAT data for 2013, which showed that 31% of all EU farm holders were over 65 and 6% are aged under 35. 2013 Number of Farmers % of Farmers < 35 8,200 6% 35...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Consultancy Contracts Expenditure (13 Jul 2017)

Michael Creed: My Department uses private consultants to provide certain services when such an approach is more cost effective. In 2016 the cost of external consultants amounted to €3,275,399.  Services  included specialised Laboratory Services, Forestry Development, Computer Services, Marine Engineering Services, Audit and HR.

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Services for People with Disabilities (13 Jul 2017)

Michael Creed: My Department is committed to providing the supports necessary to enable staff with disabilities to participate fully in the workplace.  My Department upholds the principles of the Code of Practice for the Employment of People with a Disability in the Irish Civil Service and makes key staff aware of their obligations under the Code. My Department’s Disability Liaison Officer...

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

Michael Creed: The Information requested by the Deputy is outlined in the following table: County Louth/ County Meath/East Co Meath Title of Investment Initiative Investment € Louth Afforestation Grants 182,636 Afforestation Premiums 377,868 Reconstitution Grant 5,629 Mart modernisation Scheme 1,644 Scheme of Investment Aid for the Development of the Commercial Horticulture Sector...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Legislative Process (13 Jul 2017)

Michael Creed: The Department of Housing, Planning, community and Local Government have taken the lead in the transposition and are in regular contact with the European Commission.  This Department has transposed the Directive in respect of Forestry with effect from 24 May this year. We are now progressing with the transposition of the Directive into the Agriculture and Aquaculture sectors.

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Question Heading for question(s) 948 (13 Jul 2017)

Michael Creed: It is difficult at this juncture to anticipate what the post-Brexit trading relationship between the EU and the UK will be. However, given the very significant potential implications for the Irish agrifood sector, I have made it very clear that our key asks from the negotiations are: - continued unfettered access to the UK market, without tariffs and with minimal additional customs...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Legislative Process (13 Jul 2017)

Michael Creed: The Department of Housing, Planning, community and Local Government have taken the lead in the transposition and are in regular contact with the European Commission.  This Department has transposed the Directive in respect of Forestry with effect from 24 May this year. We are now progressing with the transposition of the Directive into the Agriculture and Aquaculture sectors.

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Departmental Staff Remuneration (13 Jul 2017)

Michael Creed: Based on the introduction of a minimum hourly rate of €15, the estimated additional cost to the Departments payroll at present would be approximately €1,950,000. This figure however does not include the costs associated with Temporary Clerical Officers. The parallel information in respect if State Bodies under the Aegis of this Department is a matter for the bodies themselves.

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Departmental Staff Remuneration (13 Jul 2017)

Michael Creed: Based on the introduction of a minimum weekly gross wage of €600, the estimated additional cost to the Departments payroll at present would be approximately €1,200,000. This figure however does not include the costs associated with Temporary Clerical Officers. The parallel information in respect if State Bodies under the Aegis of this Department is a matter for the bodies...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Teagasc Data (13 Jul 2017)

Michael Creed: As the details requested by the Deputy are an operational matter for Teagasc, the request has been forwarded to Teagasc for direct apply.  In line with new Dáil procedures, such information can be requested directly from Teagasc using the dedicated email address: oireachtas@teagasc.ie. 

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Teagasc Data (13 Jul 2017)

Michael Creed: As the details requested by the Deputy are an operational matter for Teagasc, the request has been forwarded to Teagasc for direct apply.  In line with new Dáil procedures, such information can be requested directly from Teagasc using the dedicated email address: oireachtas@teagasc.ie. 

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Teagasc Data (13 Jul 2017)

Michael Creed: As the details requested by the Deputy are an operational matter for Teagasc, the request has been forwarded to Teagasc for direct apply.  In line with new Dáil procedures, such information can be requested directly from Teagasc using the dedicated email address: oireachtas@teagasc.ie. 

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Teagasc Data (13 Jul 2017)

Michael Creed: As the details requested by the Deputy are an operational matter for Teagasc, the request has been forwarded to Teagasc for direct apply.  In line with new Dáil procedures, such information can be requested directly from Teagasc using the dedicated email address: oireachtas@teagasc.ie. 

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