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Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Horse Racing Ireland Staff (16 Sep 2016)

Michael Creed: Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) is a commercial state body established under the Horse and Greyhound Racing Act, 2001, and is responsible for the overall administration, promotion and development of the horse racing industry. The appointment of the Chief Executive Officer is a matter for the board of HRI, subject to the consent of the relevant Ministers. I understand that the Board has decided to...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Horse Racing Ireland Staff (16 Sep 2016)

Michael Creed: The current guidelines on contracts for the CEO’s of State Bodies provide for a seven year period of appointment. In the case of Horse Racing Ireland the Chairman of HRI made a case for an exceptional extension to the term of appointment of the CEO, based on a number of business imperatives. The appointment of the CEO is a matter for the Board of HRI under the relevant legislation....

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Horse Racing Ireland (16 Sep 2016)

Michael Creed: Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) is a commercial state body established under the Horse and Greyhound Racing Act, 2001, and is responsible for the overall administration, promotion and development of the horse racing industry. The appointment of the Chief Executive Officer is a matter for the Board, subject to the consent of the Minister of Public Expenditure and Reform and Minister for...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (16 Sep 2016)

Michael Creed: Under TAMS II grant-aid is available for wiring/rewiring existing farm buildings. In cases were electricity is not available at the site of the building, there is no grant-aid available to provide a connection to the grid.

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Horse Racing Ireland Staff (16 Sep 2016)

Michael Creed: Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) is a commercial state body established under the Horse and Greyhound Racing Act, 2001, and is responsible for the overall administration, promotion and development of the horse racing industry. The appointment of the Chief Executive Officer is a matter for the board of HRI, subject to the consent of the relevant Ministers. I understand that the Board has decided to...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Appointments to State Boards (16 Sep 2016)

Michael Creed: Horse Racing Ireland is a commercial state body established under the Horse and Greyhound Racing Act, 2001, and is responsible for the overall administration, promotion and development of the horse racing industry. The appointment of the Chief Executive Officer is a matter for the Board, subject to the consent of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform and Minister for Agriculture,...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Horse Racing Ireland Staff (16 Sep 2016)

Michael Creed: Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) is a commercial state body established under the Horse and Greyhound Racing Act, 2001, and is responsible for the overall administration, promotion and development of the horse racing industry. The appointment of the Chief Executive Officer is a matter for the board of HRI subject to the consent of the relevant Ministers. Both the Minister for Agriculture, Food...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Horse Racing Ireland Staff (16 Sep 2016)

Michael Creed: Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) is a commercial state body established under the Horse and Greyhound Racing Act, 2001, and is responsible for the overall administration, promotion and development of the horse racing industry. The appointment of the Chief Executive Officer is a matter for the Board, subject to the consent of the Minister of Public Expenditure and Reform and Minister for...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Horse Racing Ireland Funding (16 Sep 2016)

Michael Creed: The table lists funding provided to Horse Racing Ireland through the Horse and Greyhound Racing Fund for the past five years. Year Current €M Capital €M Total €M 2016 49.8 9.4 59.2 2015 45.0 9.4 54.4 2014 39.376 4.0 43.376 2013 39.616 4.4 44.016 2012 40.63 4.4 45.032 2011 41.03 4.8 45.83

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Horse Racing Ireland Staff (16 Sep 2016)

Michael Creed: Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) is a commercial state body established under the Horse and Greyhound Racing Act, 2001, and is responsible for the overall administration, promotion and development of the horse racing industry. The information requested by the Deputy is an operational matter for the state body, but can be found in the Horse Racing Ireland accounts which are available on the Horse...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Horse Racing Ireland Expenditure (16 Sep 2016)

Michael Creed: I propose to take Questions Nos. 1488 and 1575 together. Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) is a commercial state body established under the Horse and Greyhound Racing Act, 2001, and is responsible for the overall administration, promotion and development of the horse racing industry. The appointment of the Chief Executive Officer is a matter for the board of HRI, subject to the consent of the...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Beef Technology Adoption Programme Payments (16 Sep 2016)

Michael Creed: I propose to take Questions Nos. 1489, 1551 and 1590 together. Flupyradifurone is a newly developed insecticide which gained EU approval in the later part of 2015. The Netherlands, as the Rapporteur Member State, was responsible for the initial EU evaluation. This evaluation was then peer reviewed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the Member States, resulting in its...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Horse Racing Ireland Staff (16 Sep 2016)

Michael Creed: Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) is a commercial state body established under the Horse and Greyhound Racing Act, 2001, and is responsible for the overall administration, promotion and development of the horse racing industry. The appointment of the Chief Executive Officer is a matter for the Board, subject to the consent of the Minister of Public Expenditure and Reform and Minister for...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Young Farmer Capital Investment Scheme Eligibility (16 Sep 2016)

Michael Creed: The Department reviewed the information received in this case and informed the applicant of the outcome of the review on 18 August 2016. The review was successful and the application is now being processed.

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Appointments to State Boards (16 Sep 2016)

Michael Creed: From a HR perspective, my Department recruits almost all staff through the Public Appointment Service (PAS).  PAS recruits for the Civil and Public Service and its recruitment campaigns are operated in compliance with the Codes of Practice for Public service appointments.  When an urgent need to fill a vacancy arises and PAS is not in a position to schedule a competition, my...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Appointments to State Boards (16 Sep 2016)

Michael Creed: I propose to take Questions Nos. 1493 to 1495, inclusive, together. Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) is a commercial state body established under the Horse and Greyhound Racing Act, 2001, and is responsible for the overall administration, promotion and development of the horse racing industry. The appointment of the Chief Executive Officer is a matter for the Board, subject to the consent of the...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Agriculture Scheme Payments (16 Sep 2016)

Michael Creed: All outstanding payments in relation to the 2015 Basic Payment Scheme, Single Farm Payment Scheme, Areas of Natural Constraints Scheme and the Burren Farming for Conservation Programme was issued in September 2016 to the legal representatives of the deceased person named. The Herd-Number has been transferred under the 2016 Scheme year and a 2016 Transfer of Entitlements application has...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Beef Data Programme (16 Sep 2016)

Michael Creed: The Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) is a part of Ireland’s Rural Development Programme and provides Irish suckler farmers with some €300 million of funding over the next 6 years. The BDGP builds on the large investment in data recording and genomics which have been made in recent years and will continue to drive further developments and improvements in this area. The...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme (16 Sep 2016)

Michael Creed: Total allocated funding in respect of Payments under Areas of Natural Constraints (ANC) Scheme under the 2014-2020 Rural Development Programme is €1,370m, or €195 million annually. The 2016 Revised Estimates have committed an additional €7m in funding under ANC 2016 to address current scheme budget deficits. The Programme for a Partnership Government sets out the...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (16 Sep 2016)

Michael Creed: The online TAMS payment claims system is open and all valid payment claims for works carried out in Tranches 1 and 2 of TAMS II are being processed. The new tillage measure under TAMS II will be available in due course.

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