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

Eamon Ryan: I am happy to do that.

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

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

Eamon Ryan: In the brief few minutes I have, to follow the debate we had last night and the debate we are all having because this is critical for the entire country, urban and rural, I argued last night that we need a national land use plan. The Minister came back and stated that he cannot tell farmers what to do. I do not want to tell farmers what to do. We need farmers who are innovative and good...

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

Michael Fitzmaurice: I thank Deputy Eamon Ryan for sharing time. I want to clarify that there are systems in place whereby farmers have gone the natural way and they can raise their cattle to 36 months. Currently, in the commercial sector, it is 30 months. There is a lot to be said for bringing cattle up on grass in the normal way they have always been reared. I was present for the debate last night. On...

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

Mattie McGrath: The fundamental priority must be to re-engage with all of the major stakeholders such that we can bring this crisis to a conclusion. It is clear that unless a mechanism can be found which permits the raising of the base price for beef, this issue will be prolonged with devastating consequences. To date, the consequences have been worsening. There is too much on the line and too many jobs,...

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

Michael Healy-Rae: There is deep concern in spite of the hard-fought agreement reached over many weeks of discussion. The Government dropped the ball on this issue. The Minster, Deputy Creed, was brought to the table kicking and screaming. When farmers were protesting in Bandon, a couple of miles from his door, was he there to stand with them or listen to their concerns? I was there, as were Deputies Danny...

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

Denis Naughten: I wish to discuss amendment No. 3 in my name. The fact is that farmers have no control over the price for beef that they get from the market. That is the fundamental issue that led to the beef price crisis during the summer. It must change if we are to have movement and are to address the pickets outside meat plants across the country. As I stated last night, we need movement on the...

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

Richard Boyd Barrett: I will start by paying tribute to the independent beef farmers and the Beef Plan Movement for their magnificent campaign over recent weeks and over the course of the summer. They have highlighted the absolutely intolerable and unacceptable levels of income which they are expected to endure despite producing a beef product of extremely high quality. I am shocked by these income levels....

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

Martin Kenny: We had statements yesterday evening on this. Clearly, the anger at the picket lines at the factory gates has not abated. Many have spoken about the issue, at the core of which is the price. The base price is what they are talking about. While I accept the notion that the producer organisations comprise a route to deal with this, it will be difficult for every farmer to have that route....

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

Willie Penrose: The Labour Party will support the Fianna Fáil motion. I thank Fianna Fáil for introducing it. We acknowledge the frustration of farmers and workers in meat processing plants. We are particularly concerned about the 6,000 workers laid off to date. Many are on employer-specific work permits so they do not have access to social welfare payments. They have no time to lose in...

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

Jackie Cahill: That is not correct.

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

Andrew Doyle: It is my information.

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

Jackie Cahill: What about dairy farmers?

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

Andrew Doyle: The 5% reduction is similar to the actions and requirements taken in the market supply chain reduction a couple of years ago, when the dairy support scheme was provided. I am aware that this motion is a couple of weeks old. I understand that the take-up has been around 80%. It was slow but I encourage all those who are eligible to apply. Assistance is being provided at the ploughing...

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

Martin Ferris: I acknowledge the commitment and bravery of all the independent beef farmers, and the movement which is currently protesting, as well as those who stand with them to highlight the conditions they are compelled to live under because of the lack of a decent price for their cattle. I have been on the pickets with these farmers in Rathkeale and Bandon and I am certain that they have been left...

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

Eamon Scanlon: Yesterday, the Taoiseach said in the Dáil that farmers in Ireland are being offered the average European prices for beef. That is true. Unfortunately, our problem did not start yesterday but a number of years ago. Farmers in Europe were being paid 40 or 50 cent more than Irish farmers. I can fully understand the difficulties and the feelings of the farming community at the moment....

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

Andrew Doyle: Before I start, I put on the record the Minister's regret that he cannot be here due to a family bereavement. I think everybody is aware of it.

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

Eamon Scanlon: We are.

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

Eugene Murphy: Yes.

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

Andrew Doyle: I move amendment No. 2:To delete all words after “Dáil Éireann:” and substitute the following: “notes: — that the beef sector has experienced a sustained period of depressed prices and farmers are experiencing very challenging conditions, and prices are now 9 per cent below the same period last year, and have been consistently depressed since autumn...

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