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Prelude (14 Jul 2022)

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Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions (14 Jul 2022)

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Tillage Sector (14 Jul 2022)

Tillage Sector

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Tillage Sector (14 Jul 2022)

Matt Carthy: 1. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his targets for land use associated with the growing of crops for 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025; and his proposed measures to reach those targets. [37920/22]

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Tillage Sector (14 Jul 2022)

Matt Carthy: What are the Department's proposals to increase the land associated with growing crops in the coming years to reach targets?

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Tillage Sector (14 Jul 2022)

Charlie McConalogue: I am a huge proponent of the tillage sector, which plays a critical role in Irish agriculture. It is a sector I have backed with new and innovative schemes and that I will continue to back into the future given its value. It provides feed for our livestock sector and materials for our food and beverage sectors. While no specific targets are set by my Department for land use associated...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Tillage Sector (14 Jul 2022)

Matt Carthy: I thank the Minister for that response. The context of this conversation has changed dramatically because the Russian invasion of Ukraine has exposed fault lines in global, EU and domestic policy on food security. Of course, Sinn Féin recognises that the Government is limited in its ability to respond to geopolitical events and global commodity markets and, therefore, any response,...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Tillage Sector (14 Jul 2022)

Charlie McConalogue: I definitely want to see the area under production increase. The trend in recent years and decades where the area under tillage has shrunk is not good for Irish agriculture. We have tremendous potential to grow grain successfully and productively in this country and I want to put a big emphasis on improving that in the time ahead. Looking at the range of schemes that we have in place this...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Tillage Sector (14 Jul 2022)

Matt Carthy: I acknowledge that tillage production did increase by 6.1% so far this year, which I think was 78% of the objective. Approximately 13,000 ha of that related to cereal, which was just an increase of 4.5%. This is a crucially important area as I am sure the Minister recognises, including for other sectors that need feed. It makes sense if we can produce it in Ireland. It also makes sense...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Tillage Sector (14 Jul 2022)

Charlie McConalogue: I have met the farmers in the Deputy's constituency who have taken that initiative. It is encouraging and shows the potential that is there. Any measure that we can take to push and maximise the potential to reverse the trend of recent years and to grow tillage again is something I will consider and promote. The straw incorporation scheme, for example, which I launched as a pilot measure...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Horse Racing Industry (14 Jul 2022)

Horse Racing Industry

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Horse Racing Industry (14 Jul 2022)

Alan Kelly: 2. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the steps that he is taking to ensure that equitable funding is being given to the smaller horse racing tracks in Ireland; and his views on whether all current tracks are viable into the future. [38833/22]

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Horse Racing Industry (14 Jul 2022)

Alan Kelly: What actions is the Minister taking to ensure the equitable funding of smaller horse race courses, in particular?. There are serious concerns for their future viability. Are they viable? There are concerns about data and media rights and how they are being distributed and whether that is equitable. What actions are being taken to ensure that there is equity in the distribution of funding,...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Horse Racing Industry (14 Jul 2022)

Martin Heydon: I thank the Deputy for raising this important issue. Horse Racing Ireland, HRI, established under the Horse and Greyhound Racing Act 2001 is a commercial State body responsible for the overall administration, promotion and development of the horse racing industry. The horse and greyhound racing industries receive financial support from the State through the Horse and Greyhound Racing Fund...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Lobbying Reform (13 Jul 2022)

Colm Brophy: I thank the Deputies for raising this matter. I am answering on behalf of the Minister for Transport. Regarding current media reports on Uber, following a request from the company, officials from the then Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport met Uber representatives in mid-December 2015 to discuss Uber's proposal to undertake a Limerick pilot cab hailing scheme. The proposal involved...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Lobbying Reform (13 Jul 2022)

Paul Murphy: As a member of Fine Gael, does it trouble the Minister of State that Uber wrote a section of its election manifesto in 2016? Does he know if that is the case and, if so, does it trouble him? Does it trouble him that Mr. John Moran, a former political insider and Secretary General of the Department of Finance, was boasting to Uber about how he could effectively bypass the regular registered...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Lobbying Reform (13 Jul 2022)

Darren O'Rourke: The Minister of State did not touch on the lobbying issue at all. There is much that needs to be done in that regard. My colleague, Deputy Mairéad Farrell, introduced the Regulation of Lobbying (Amendment) Bill 2020, which the Government kicked down the road. Among other matters, this is something to which the Government must revert. I am reading significantly into the Minister of...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Lobbying Reform (13 Jul 2022)

Colm Brophy: To make it absolutely clear, I am answering as a Minister of State on behalf of the Minister for Transport. Ireland's SPSV regulatory framework requires that all drivers and vehicles be licensed as a means of protecting the consumer and helping to ensure public safety. Furthermore, no special regulations have been developed to govern the carriage of passengers by passenger cars that are not...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Lobbying Reform (13 Jul 2022)

Cuireadh an Dáil ar athló ar 12.07 a.m. go dtí 9 a.m., Déardaoin, an 14 Iúil 2022. The Dáil adjourned at at 12.07 a.m. until 9 a.m. on Thursday, 14 July 2022.

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Social Insurance (13 Jul 2022)

Colm Brophy: I am aware the Deputy raised this matter directly with the Minister, Deputy Humphreys, at an earlier meeting. I am taking this Topical Issue matter on her behalf. Social insurance coverage was extended to self-employed workers in 1988. Since then, self-employed workers whose income is €5,000 or more in a contribution year, are liable to pay a social insurance contribution at the...

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