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Common Agricultural Policy: Statements (16 Jun 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: The Government, having consulted with the Deputy and everyone else, will then formulate our national CAP policy.

Common Agricultural Policy: Statements (16 Jun 2021)

Matt Carthy: Will the Minister bring that before the Dáil?

Common Agricultural Policy: Statements (16 Jun 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: This is a Government role.

Common Agricultural Policy: Statements (16 Jun 2021)

Matt Carthy: I take it, therefore, the Minister will not bring it before the Dáil.

Common Agricultural Policy: Statements (16 Jun 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: More importantly, I will bring it to farmers.

Common Agricultural Policy: Statements (16 Jun 2021)

Matt Carthy: The Minister will not allow the Oireachtas to have its say.

Common Agricultural Policy: Statements (16 Jun 2021)

Rose Conway-Walsh: "Of course, the overarching issue is going to be that of the budget ... We have to look at this against a backdrop where, in the past ten years, there has been a 20% drop in the income coming to Irish farmers from CAP ... It is crucial that a line be drawn under the matter and that those reductions be stopped. I do not believe any reduction in the next CAP will be acceptable." Those are the...

Common Agricultural Policy: Statements (16 Jun 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: The budget is only marginally up on the previous seven-year programme. The Government fought to ensure there would be no cut to the funding. I wish it were far more. We fought to get our allocation as high as we could. There, unfortunately, has been downward pressure at EU level on the percentage of the overall EU budget that goes towards the CAP over recent years and decades. It has...

Common Agricultural Policy: Statements (16 Jun 2021)

Kathleen Funchion: I apologise to the Minister but there is another speaker to come in during this time slot.

Common Agricultural Policy: Statements (16 Jun 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: There undoubtedly has been pressure applied at European level. The Deputy also made a point about fighting against convergence and that is not the case. We must have a discussion about our national CAP plan over the summer. What Deputies Conway-Walsh and Carthy are saying is that Europe should dictate what we do on this matter and that I, as Minister, should go over to Europe and seal a...

Common Agricultural Policy: Statements (16 Jun 2021)

Kathleen Funchion: We must move on to Deputy Tully.

Common Agricultural Policy: Statements (16 Jun 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: I will be consulting with farmers on the matter because it has significant implications for everyone.

Common Agricultural Policy: Statements (16 Jun 2021)

Kathleen Funchion: I call Deputy Tully.

Common Agricultural Policy: Statements (16 Jun 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: We should not allow Europe to dictate the pace on this matter.

Common Agricultural Policy: Statements (16 Jun 2021)

Pauline Tully: The CAP budget is starting from a lower base than in previous years. CAP currently makes up only 30% of the overall EU budget as opposed to the 37% it made up in previous years. We know the emphasis, going forward, must be on making farming sustainable and delivering environmental benefits. However, if the CAP budget continues to decrease, it will mean farmers are being asked to do more...

Common Agricultural Policy: Statements (16 Jun 2021)

Matt Carthy: I thank the Minister and Minister of State for attending, although I have to say that for the past 20 minutes, we heard pure rhetoric, with nothing new and no position being taken on the areas of substance. The word "flexibility" was used countless times in both the Minister and Minister of State's contributions. I cannot check exactly how many times it was used because their speeches have...

Common Agricultural Policy: Statements (16 Jun 2021)

Martin Heydon: As we discuss the proposed new CAP today, it is important to take a moment to acknowledge the vital role it has played and will continue to play in the future for Irish agriculture and for farm families. The CAP protects family farm incomes, supports the rural economy, ensures the production of high-quality safe food for consumers and protects rural landscapes and the environment. It is not...

Ceisteanna - Questions: European Council (16 Jun 2021)

Micheál Martin: Deputy Kelly raised issues in respect of Belarus. There was great anger at the meeting of the European Council regarding the hijacking of the Ryanair aeroplane and the subsequent treatment of Roman Protasevich and his partner. There was a sense at that meeting that a line had been crossed by the Lukashenko regime and that it was unacceptable. A move was made immediately to initiate strong...

Ceisteanna - Questions: European Council (16 Jun 2021)

Paul Murphy: We condemned it in the debate about Belarus last week.

Ceisteanna - Questions: European Council (16 Jun 2021)

Micheál Martin: Regarding the Covid-19 certificate, the Deputy's point concerning interoperability with the United States is a good one. We are on target. It is challenging. The Covid-19 certificate is fine and we have PCR tests from different providers etc.. Work is progressing to meet the 19 July target. The idea of Europe and the United States having an interoperable certificate is very important and...

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