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Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Beef Data and Genomics Programme (13 Apr 2017)

Charlie McConalogue: 302. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will reopen the beef data and genomics programme for new participants in view of the fact the scheme is running 35% behind the participation target and a large underspend is likely as a consequence; and if so, when this will commence. [19055/17]

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

Brendan Smith: 316. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of GLAS and AEOS applications awaiting final approval and payment for counties Cavan and Monaghan; when it is proposed to have the outstanding payments issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19083/17]

Select Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Estimates for Public Services 2017
Vote 29 - Communications, Climate Action and Environment (Revised)
(11 Apr 2017)

Denis Naughten: ...urge the committee to ensure there is a strong representation the next time. Climate issues go right across the board. This is not just a matter of the climate agenda and the environment, but of agriculture and transport also. It may be that members from other committees could also be involved in some of the sessions. To answer the question, the subscriptions are to the International...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Agriculture Scheme Data (29 Mar 2017)

Timmy Dooley: 166. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the total number of persons in County Clare who have not received 85% of the total 2016 payment for GLAS 1, GLAS 2 and AEOS; the reason for the delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15567/17]

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: Fishing Industry (28 Mar 2017)

Denis Naughten: ...mortality in respect of migratory North Atlantic salmon generally. In freshwater, water quality and a range of pressures such as afforestation, drainage, effluent discharge, siltation and agricultural enrichment can all have an impact on juvenile salmon production. The function of the Standing Scientific Committee (SSC) is to review the status of stocks in each of...

Other Questions: Climate Change Policy (21 Mar 2017)

Denis Naughten: Sometimes we are much too hard on ourselves. Ireland is leading the way in some areas. The beef data and genomics scheme is probably the most innovative step taken in agriculture anywhere in the world. I have been surprised by the number of ministers from abroad who have asked me about this scheme. The initiative taken by the Environmental Protection Agency on smart farming is putting...

Select Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Estimates for Public Services 2017
Vote 30 - Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Revised)
(21 Mar 2017)

Michael Creed: ...the invitation to meet with the committee. This is a valuable opportunity to review how we are progressing with the current challenges and opportunities presented across the various sectors in agriculture, food development, marine and forestry. Budget 2017 demonstrated the Government’s firm commitment to the agrifood and marine sectors, recognising the challenges faced by rural...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: Energy Policy (21 Mar 2017)

Denis Naughten: ...end 2015. Overall, SEAI analysis shows that 9.1% of Ireland’s energy requirements in 2015 were met from renewable sources and that this avoided €286 million of fossil fuel imports. Provisional data for 2016 from SEAI shows that 27.3% of electricity demand was met from renewable sources. The Government has a range of policy measures...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Greenhouse Gas Emissions (21 Mar 2017)

Michael Creed: ...work very closely with other Departments and in particular, with the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment, which is the lead department in this area. Policy in the agricultural sector is formed around "an approach to carbon neutrality" which addresses both sequestration and emissions mitigation. Methane accounts for approximately 22% of Ireland's GHG...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Common Agricultural Policy Subsidies (21 Mar 2017)

Michael Creed: Funding under the CAP is comprised  of 100% EU funded  Pillar 1 – Basic Payment / Greening / Young Farmers Schemes, and Pillar 2, which are co-funded RDP Schemes. Pillar 1 schemes are not sector specific, being based on the farmers historic entitlements, rather than their current type of farming activity. As regards Pillar 2, Ireland’s Rural Development...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Agriculture Scheme Data (21 Mar 2017)

Michael Fitzmaurice: 1058. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of persons applying for the basic payment scheme, single payment scheme, disadvantaged area scheme and areas of natural constraint scheme who had payments deducted as a result of any inspections conducted by his Department for each of the years from 2011 to 2016 and date in 2017, by county, in tabular form; the number...

Ceisteanna - Questions - Priority Questions: Beef Data and Genomics Programme (9 Mar 2017)

Charlie McConalogue: 3. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of participants enrolled under the beef data genomics programme; if he will immediately reopen the scheme for new participants; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12574/17]

Ceisteanna - Questions - Priority Questions: Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Review (9 Mar 2017)

Michael Creed: Under the rural development regulation, each member state must designate areas eligible for payments under the areas of natural constraint scheme. The ANC scheme replaces the previous disadvantaged areas and less favoured areas schemes. The designation of eligible areas under these schemes to date has been based on a range of socio-economic factors. From 2018, eligible areas must...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Agriculture Scheme Data (9 Mar 2017)

Bobby Aylward: 21. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the total number of persons in counties Carlow and Kilkenny that have not received 85% of their total 2016 payment under GLAS 1, GLAS 2 and AEOS; the reason for this delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12364/17]

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Beef Data and Genomics Programme (9 Mar 2017)

Charlie McConalogue: 29. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of persons enrolled under the beef data genomics programme; if he will reopen the scheme for new participants; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12355/17]

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Suckler Cow Sector (9 Mar 2017)

Michael Creed: ...market orientation of the CAP over recent reforms, including through the decoupling of payments from production. This has provided farmers a measure of income stability from the Basic Payments Scheme while allowing them to adjust production in response to market demand. This approach to the reform of the CAP was one that was recognised as being the most suitable...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Agriculture Scheme Data (8 Mar 2017)

Niamh Smyth: 276. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount of money allocated to the National Reserve Programme; the number of persons expected to benefit; if it will apply to those persons who lost out in 2016 due to no scheme being in place; the value to young farmers who have completed the relevant agricultural courses; the way they can apply for this scheme and from when;...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Agriculture Scheme Data (7 Mar 2017)

Charlie McConalogue: 708. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the details of the approximate additional annual increase in funding needed for the sheep welfare scheme to attain compensation at amounts per ewe (details supplied), in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11735/17]

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Agriculture Industry (7 Mar 2017)

Michael Creed: ...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 as follows. 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. Age of Farm Holder 2013 Number % of farmers < 35 8,200 6% 35 - 44 22,800...

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