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Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Herd Number Application (26 May 2016)

Michael Creed: An application for a herd number was received from the person in question in the Regional Veterinary Office on 11 May 2016. Officials have been in contact with the applicant to arrange an inspection and the application will be progressed once this has been completed.

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Agriculture Scheme Payments (26 May 2016)

Michael Creed: The persons named submitted a Private Contract Clause application to my Department seeking the transfer of land and entitlements by lease, with the first person named as transferor. This application has been processed and payment under the Basic Payment Scheme will issue shortly. The person named also submitted applications to my Department under the ‘young farmer’ category of...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Animal Welfare (26 May 2016)

Michael Creed: All exporters of dogs are required to provide veterinary certification in relation to (i) their compliance with identification requirements (Microchipping and pet passport where appropriate) (ii) their fitness for the intended journey (iii) their health status (iv) rabies vaccination requirements. Once these animal health and welfare certification requirements are met, dogs, including...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (26 May 2016)

Michael Creed: The number of applications received in Tranches 1 and 2 of the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme is 5,205. Part approvals have issued in 1,100 cases. Full approvals have commenced this week and will continue on an ongoing basis for eligible applications.

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (26 May 2016)

Michael Creed: The budget allocation for TAMS II for 2016 is €28 million. There has been no expenditure to date as final approvals have just commenced following the checking, validation, ranking and selection of the applications received in Tranche 1 of the scheme. The applications received for Tranche 2 are currently being examined.

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Animal Welfare (26 May 2016)

Michael Creed: Bord na gCon is the body responsible for the governance, regulation and development of the greyhound industry in the Republic of Ireland. The well-being of greyhounds, including their physical and social environment, is at the core of Ireland’s greyhound industry. I understand that Bord na gCon is totally committed to the welfare of greyhounds and the promotion of the highest...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Agriculture Scheme Appeals (26 May 2016)

Michael Creed: The person named submitted an appeal to my Department in response to a Private Contract Clause application that was unsuccessful. On 22 April 2016 my Department issued correspondence in response to an enquiry from the registered agent acting on behalf of the person named. This correspondence advised that the person named should contact my Department in writing regarding the ownership status...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Agriculture Scheme Payments (26 May 2016)

Michael Creed: The person named submitted an application under the ‘Scottish Derogation’ measure of the 2015 Basic Payment Scheme and also applied to transfer entitlements from the person named to the person named and another. Under EU Regulations governing the Basic Payment scheme, processing of ‘Scottish Derogation’ and Transfer applications involves administrative and on farm...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments (26 May 2016)

Michael Creed: The person named commenced their AEOS 1 contract on 1 November 2010. Payment has issued for the 2010-2014 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 all AEOS 1 participants will be receiving their final payments...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Veterinary Qualifications (26 May 2016)

Michael Creed: In accordance with the Veterinary Practice Act 2005, the Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI) is the competent authority for the recognition of qualifications of veterinary practitioners from EU and Third Countries. The Veterinary Practice Act provides for the mutual recognition of qualifications in veterinary medicine within the EU and for mutual recognition agreements between the VCI and...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Agriculture Schemes (26 May 2016)

Michael Creed: The second package of measures to deal with the ongoing difficulties faced by farmers in the dairy and other sectors, which was agreed by the Council of Agriculture Ministers in March, includes the making available of more flexible State aid support. This flexibility is being allowed by the Commission under paragraph 30 of the EU Guidelines for State aid in the agricultural and forestry...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Sugar Industry (26 May 2016)

Michael Creed: Prior to the last CAP reform negotiations my predecessor met with two separate groups which had conducted feasibility studies into the possibility of establishing a new sugar/bioethanol processing facility in the country. The figures published by the interested groups who are investigating the possibility of building a new facility, indicated that the overall capital costs involved could...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Single Payment Scheme Payments (26 May 2016)

Michael Creed: The person named submitted a Transfer of Entitlements Allocation Right and Reference Value application to my Department seeking the transfer of allocation rights and values by Division of Holding as transferee. This application was fully processed. The person named also submitted a Private Contract Clause application to my Department seeking the transfer of land and entitlements by lease as...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: GLAS Appeals (26 May 2016)

Michael Creed: The person named submitted an application for Tranche 1 of the GLAS Scheme. Following the Department’s pre approval validation checks the application was unsuccessful and therefore was not selected for admission to the scheme. I understand that there may be an issue with the original assessment of this application and my Department is currently reviewing the application. Once this...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: GLAS Issues (26 May 2016)

Michael Creed: GLAS is a voluntary Scheme where participants elect to carry out specific environmental commitments and in order for a verifiable benefit to be achieved the governing regulations require that those commitments must be delivered for a minimum of five years. Accordingly all lands on which GLAS commitments are delivered, must be lands held by approved participants for the duration of the GLAS...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Agriculture Scheme Applications (26 May 2016)

Michael Creed: The Terms and Conditions of the Animal Welfare, Safety and Nutrient Storage Scheme require that the minimum investment is €2,000. Grant aid per investment item is calculated on the basis of the lowestof the following amounts: 1. The Department’s reference costs applicable at the date of approval 2. The total of the invoices marked “paid” net of VAT, together with...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Superlevy Fine (26 May 2016)

Michael Creed: I am fully aware of the pressures on dairy farmers right now. I’m committed to working with all players in the sector here to address these issues and ensure that we have a sustainable dairy sector going forward. Regarding the specific issue raised by the Deputy, the facility to phase the final superlevy payment over three years has already been previously introduced by the EU...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Agriculture Scheme Eligibility (26 May 2016)

Michael Creed: EU Regulations governing the Basic Payment Scheme 2015 to 2019 provide for various methods of transfer of entitlements including long term leasing. The Regulations also provide for the application of force majeureunder certain circumstances. The provisions of the current CAP reform are due to expire in December 2019. It is not possible to predict any issues relating to CAP Reform post 2019.

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Agriculture Scheme Payments (25 May 2016)

Michael Creed: An application under the 2014 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme (DAS) was received from the person named on 6 May 2014. Under the 2014 DAS 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 months of the scheme...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Basic Payment Scheme Payments (25 May 2016)

Michael Creed: The persons named submitted a Private Contract Clause Application to my Department seeking the transfer of land and entitlements by lease to the first named person as transferee. This application was processed and 1.65 entitlements were transferred to the first person named. Payment on foot of these entitlements issued on 18th May 2016.

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