Advanced search
Show most relevant results first | Most recent results are first | Show use by person

Search only Michael McDowellSearch all speeches

Results 101-120 of 881,233 for in 'Dáil debates' OR in 'Committee meetings' speaker:Michael McDowell

Common Agricultural Policy: Statements (16 Jun 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: My position is that we should be able to have a national debate and discussion on this matter.

Common Agricultural Policy: Statements (16 Jun 2021)

Matt Carthy: We have had a national debate for the past 20 years.

Common Agricultural Policy: Statements (16 Jun 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: We have not.

Common Agricultural Policy: Statements (16 Jun 2021)

Matt Carthy: We have.

Common Agricultural Policy: Statements (16 Jun 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: We have not. The Deputy's position is that Europe should set that level.

Common Agricultural Policy: Statements (16 Jun 2021)

Matt Carthy: That is not my position.

Common Agricultural Policy: Statements (16 Jun 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: It is his position. That is what he has said here today.

Common Agricultural Policy: Statements (16 Jun 2021)

Matt Carthy: My position is that there should be full convergence. That was the Minister's position a little over 12 months ago.

Common Agricultural Policy: Statements (16 Jun 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: The Deputy is saying that I should go over to Europe and decide arbitrarily what should happen on convergence. My position is clear.

Common Agricultural Policy: Statements (16 Jun 2021)

Matt Carthy: What is the Minister's position?

Common Agricultural Policy: Statements (16 Jun 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: We need to be able to have a national consultation over the summer on this matter involving farmers from Donegal to Kerry and from Wexford to Meath. We must look at all the issues inside and out and then decide.

Common Agricultural Policy: Statements (16 Jun 2021)

Matt Carthy: May I ask the Minister the following question?

Common Agricultural Policy: Statements (16 Jun 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: I do not see it as my role to go out unilaterally and arbitrarily at European level and set convergence without consultation with farmers across the country.

Common Agricultural Policy: Statements (16 Jun 2021)

Matt Carthy: Why did the Minister sit on a platform with me at a hotel in Letterkenny in a roomful of farmers and say categorically his position was that he was in favour of full convergence?

Common Agricultural Policy: Statements (16 Jun 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: The Deputy was obviously not paying attention because I did not say that. I said I would continue convergence during the transition period. Since my appointment as Minister, there has not been sufficient time to do that for this year. I will consider the position as it will impact next year. I hope we will be able to agree a national position on the next CAP in advance of that. I have...

Common Agricultural Policy: Statements (16 Jun 2021)

Matt Carthy: In other words, the Minister still does not have a position on that matter.

Common Agricultural Policy: Statements (16 Jun 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: My position is not letting Europe set the cap, which is the Deputy's position.

Common Agricultural Policy: Statements (16 Jun 2021)

Matt Carthy: The Minister has been a defender of sovereignty and has fought for flexibility to ensure decisions are made at a national level. That is laudable. Will he ensure the CAP strategic plan that is being sent by the Irish Government is first approved by the Dáil?

Common Agricultural Policy: Statements (16 Jun 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: More than that, I will ensure that I engage with farm organisations and farmers right across the country on this issue. The Deputy and every Member of the Oireachtas will have an opportunity to have an input to that discussion.

Common Agricultural Policy: Statements (16 Jun 2021)

Matt Carthy: Will we have an opportunity to vote on the matter?

   Advanced search
Show most relevant results first | Most recent results are first | Show use by person

Search only Michael McDowellSearch all speeches