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Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Derelict Sites Data (16 Dec 2016)

Michael Creed: The total expenditure by my Department on the remediation project ongoing at Haulbowline Island, including all claims to be reimbursed to Cork County Council before 31 December 2016, will come to €9,020,829.  The principal project in 2017 will be the remediation of the East Tip on Haulbowline Island.  Cork County Council is acting as my Agent to oversee...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Greenhouse Gas Emissions (16 Dec 2016)

Michael Creed: Irish agricultural production is independently and internationally recognised by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre as one of the most climate and resource efficient systems in the world. However, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is not complacent in this regard; we continue to seek improvements and opportunities to implement the latest innovative...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Animal Welfare (16 Dec 2016)

Michael Creed: The conditions under which circus animals are kept and managed come under the scope of the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013, which contains rules relating to the welfare of all animals and requires a person having an animal under his or her control to safeguard and not endanger the health and welfare of the animal.  My Department continues to engage with stakeholders, including circus...

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

Michael Creed: The person named submitted an online application for the Animal Welfare, Safety and Nutrient Storage Scheme under TAMS II. Following a pre approval inspection it was established that the investment items applied for were installed prior to approval issuing from the Department. This is in contravention of the Terms and Conditions of the TAMS II Measures which state specifically that no grant...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: GLAS Applications (16 Dec 2016)

Michael Creed: An application from the person named under Tranche 1 of GLAS was received in my Department on the 13 May 2015. Following the Departments pre approval validation checks the application was unsuccessful and therefore was not selected for admission to the scheme. The original assessment of this application is currently under review and the outcome of this review will be notified directly to...

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

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, have to be completed before any payment can issue. My Department recognises that some payments for 2015 have yet to be completed but it must also be recognised that in the first year of the...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Basic Payment Scheme Applications (16 Dec 2016)

Michael Creed: An application under the 2016 Basic Payment Scheme was received in my Department from the person named on 25 August 2016, thus incurring a 100% late penalty. My Department has subsequently reviewed this matter and waived the late penalty on grounds of exceptional circumstances. The person named submitted two 2016 Transfer of Entitlements applications to my Department. Both...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: TAMS Applications (16 Dec 2016)

Michael Creed: The person named applied for a grant under the Young Farmers Capital Investment Scheme.  The application has passed all checks and a letter of approval issued on 14 December 2016.

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Harbours and Piers (16 Dec 2016)

Michael Creed: I wish to refer again to my answer of 16 November on this matter.  Responsibility for a number of piers constructed under the auspices of the ex Congested Districts Board was vested in my Department. The pier at Kilkeavagh is not one of these structures and my Department has no documentation pertaining to proven title of this pier.

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: GLAS Eligibility (16 Dec 2016)

Michael Creed: The commonage requirements applicants to the GLAS Scheme are set out Department circular 8/2015  and are as follows: Eligible Applicants - Must be an active farmer; - Must have submitted an SPS claim for his or her commonage share in 2014 and continue to do so for each year of the GLAS contract. Rented land is eligible if it was declared in the applicant’s name...

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

Michael Creed: To date 315 oral hearings have been held in 2016 in locations convenient for the Appellant. There has been no decision to hold all oral hearings in Portlaoise.

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments (16 Dec 2016)

Michael Creed: The person named commenced their AEOS contract on 1 May 2013 and it was due to run up to 31 December 2018.  Payments totalling €6,160.43 have issued in respect of the 2013-2014 Scheme years. In order to comply with the eligibility requirements of AEOS3, soil sampling  had to be completed at any time from approval to join the scheme up to 31 March 2014. A...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Departmental Correspondence (16 Dec 2016)

Michael Creed: My Department has responded to the person referred to today and is having the matter examined, in consultation with HSI.  My Department will provide a detailed response to the individual concerned when the matter has been fully considered.

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Fishing Vessel Licences (16 Dec 2016)

Michael Creed: Under Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 (the CFP basic regulation) a vessel which has secured a quota in an area is entitled to fish that quota, with the exception of the 12 Mile Zone. Changes to fisheries policy involving access or restriction to fishing opportunities or fishing areas come within the sole competency of the EU.  Only the EU Commission may propose changes and any such...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Single Payment Scheme Administration (16 Dec 2016)

Michael Creed: The Minister for Finance has primary responsibility for tax policy, while the tax system is administered by the Revenue Commissioners. I am informed by them that an entitlement under the Single Payment Scheme (SPS) is a chargeable asset for capital gains tax (CGT) purposes. All entitlements held by farmers under the SPS expired on the 31 December 2014, when it was replaced by the Basic...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Ministerial Travel (16 Dec 2016)

Michael Creed: I propose to take Questions Nos. 436 and 437 together. The information sought by the Deputy is publicly accessible on the website of the Department of Defence at www.defence.ie.

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

Michael Creed: There are twelve State Bodies under the aegis of my Department. The information sought by the Deputy is outlined in the table below. I am personally committed to achieving the Government target of 40% gender balance on the Boards of State Bodies. In this regard I recently wrote to the Chief Executives of some agri-business companies asking them to support women within their companies who...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: State Bodies Expenditure (16 Dec 2016)

Michael Creed: The information requested by the Deputy is set out below: The National Milk Agency is not in receipt of any funding from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine 2016 2017 Subhead* Agency Current €000 Capital €000 Total €000 Current €000 Capital €000 Total €000 C..5 Teagasc** 124,380 2,400 126,780...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Departmental Staff Recruitment (16 Dec 2016)

Michael Creed: My Department avails of ongoing workforce planning processes to identify the critical resource needs required to deliver our business goals.  Due to the diverse nature of our responsibilities, my Department requires a broad range of professional, technical and administrative skills and experience to ensure continued delivery of the high quality service we provide.  By the end of...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: GLAS Data (16 Dec 2016)

Michael Creed: The first two tranches of GLAS resulted in almost 38,000 farmers being approved into the scheme in its first year of implementation, some 26,300 in GLAS 1 and 11,700 in GLAS 2. The first full year of GLAS 1 and GLAS 2 contract payments are due in 2016 and the prepayment checking process is currently under way for both schemes with a view to commencing payment before the end of 2016.

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