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Agriculture: Motion [Private Members] (18 Sep 2019)

Eugene Murphy: I got two minutes yesterday evening and I appreciate my colleagues giving me-----

Agriculture: Motion [Private Members] (18 Sep 2019)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: The Deputy will probably get less today.

Agriculture: Motion [Private Members] (18 Sep 2019)

Eugene Murphy: I know that. The Ceann Comhairle may cut me off when he has to. We have heard the debate and the discussion. We have heard that, despite what Fianna Fáil brought before this House in the spring, no action was taken. I fear we are on the verge of losing major markets. We are on the verge of several farm families' health being seriously damaged. We are on the verge of people, with...

Agriculture: Motion [Private Members] (18 Sep 2019)

Lisa Chambers: The beef crisis that we have seen in this country in recent weeks is unprecedented. Farming is in an extremely difficult place. The price of beef is unsustainable. Farmers are operating at below cost. One can buy a steak in supermarkets for €3. There is something wrong there. It is a cheap food policy and farmers are suffering as a result. With Brexit coming down the tracks and...

Agriculture: Motion [Private Members] (18 Sep 2019)

John Brassil: Much has been talked about in the past two days. The Minister of State, Deputy Doyle, sat through the whole lot of it. The Minister, Deputy Creed, was here all day yesterday. Everybody is aware of the issues. What we want now is a final solution. We are 90% of the way there. A lot of good work has been done. In order to finalise it and get the industry open again, what is needed, as has...

Agriculture: Motion [Private Members] (18 Sep 2019)

Dara Calleary: I thank Deputies McConalogue and Cahill for bringing forward this motion. This is a wage negotiation for farmers. Can the Minister of State imagine if workers involved in negotiations with their employers could not discuss their remuneration and a deal was done that did not address the wage issue? That highlights the frustration felt by farmers. Successive Deputies have spoken about the...

Agriculture: Motion [Private Members] (18 Sep 2019)

Fiona O'Loughlin: Sometimes the term "crisis" can be bandied around but that is not the position in this instance. The beef sector in Ireland, one of the largest and best in Europe and in the world, is not only in crisis and under threat but in danger of disappearing if positive action is not taken soon. The downward spiral in beef prices, despite being very well flagged to the Government - which ignored it,...

Agriculture: Motion [Private Members] (18 Sep 2019)

Simon Coveney: I am pleased to have the opportunity to speak in this important debate and I thank Fianna Fáil for bringing forward the motion. The Government will continue to be deeply committed to supporting and developing Ireland's beef sector. I am keenly aware that the past few months have been very challenging for beef farmers and their families following a difficult year for farm incomes in...

Agriculture: Motion [Private Members] (18 Sep 2019)

Danny Healy-Rae: I thank Deputy Eamon Ryan for sharing time and Fianna Fáil for bringing this motion forward, which I am supporting. The Ministers did not listen to us in the spring when we were highlighting the plight of the farmers and I do not know if they really care. I am very disappointed with the Tánaiste, who was only 20 minutes away from the gates in Bandon but he never arrived to listen...

Agriculture: Motion [Private Members] (18 Sep 2019)

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Agriculture: Motion [Private Members] (18 Sep 2019)

Bobby Aylward: I am sharing with four colleagues. I have met many farmers on the picket lines and at meat processing factories around south east over the summer. Farmers are fighting for the livelihoods as the beef industry is being brought to its knees. These farms are producing the best grass-fed product in the world but the processors and supermarkets are being allowed to skim off the lion's share of...

Agriculture: Motion [Private Members] (18 Sep 2019)

Pat Casey: I fully welcome and support our motion which asks for specific measures to ensure our Wicklow farm families survive this unprecedented crisis in their ability to keep their heads above water. I visited the protest at Slaney Meats in Bunclody recently and discussed with Wicklow beef farmers the completely unfair trading position that the current meat industry places on the work they do. ...

Agriculture: Motion [Private Members] (18 Sep 2019)

Anne Rabbitte: I thank the Ceann Comhairle for giving me the opportunity to speak on this motion. Respect and trust has been lost among the farming community, particularly in the beef sector, over the past number of months and years. In the past number of weeks, that loss of respect and trust has been borne out by the protests that are taking place. Agreement was reached at the weekend and all the farm...

Agriculture: Motion [Private Members] (18 Sep 2019)

Michael Harty: The main issue in this crisis is that farmers are not getting a price that comes near to covering their production costs. They are making substantial losses. That is recognised by all, including the meat factories. Meat processors are making a substantial profit. They have been allowed to gain a monopoly, which allows them to control and dictate prices without any reference to the...

Agriculture: Motion [Private Members] (18 Sep 2019)

Michael Collins: I am glad to have the opportunity to speak on this motion in light of the ongoing crisis in the beef sector. As it is the week of the National Ploughing Championships, issues in our agriculture sector are all people are talking about. I raised the many issues that family farms are currently facing as a result of poor treatment and the delayed intervention in the crisis on the part our...

Agriculture: Motion [Private Members] (18 Sep 2019)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: I understand Deputy Eamon Ryan is giving two minutes of his time-----

Agriculture: Motion [Private Members] (18 Sep 2019)

Eamon Ryan: It will be something of a crossbred speech if I cannot give two minutes to Deputy Danny Healy-Rae and two minutes to Deputy Fitzmaurice.

Agriculture: Motion [Private Members] (18 Sep 2019)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: It will be a very unusual union.

Agriculture: Motion [Private Members] (18 Sep 2019)

Eamon Ryan: A very unusual creature.

Agriculture: Motion [Private Members] (18 Sep 2019)

Dara Calleary: That is some rainbow coalition.

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