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Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Beef Industry (15 Oct 2019)

Brian Stanley: 64. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to establish a beef market index and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41603/19]

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Beef Industry (15 Oct 2019)

Brian Stanley: My question concerns the Irish beef sector agreement. I ask that Bord Bia develop a beef market price index model to improve transparency.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Beef Industry (15 Oct 2019)

Michael Creed: As part of the Irish beef sector agreement of 15 September 2019, Bord Bia committed to develop a beef market price index model based on three components - cattle price index, beef market price index, including retail and wholesale, and an offal price indicator. Work on the development of this index is under way and progress on this will be reported via the beef task force, which was set up...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Beef Industry (15 Oct 2019)

Brian Stanley: The Minister left out the piece that stated that it was to have been introduced in the week commencing 16 September. This has not happened. Farmers have very little information to determine whether they are getting a fair price for their produce and the lack of transparency will be manipulated by some. There is considerable frustration out there and there is despair among some farmers...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Beef Industry (15 Oct 2019)

Michael Creed: At a general level, I acknowledge the task force as an important forum in which many of these issues can be addressed. There are a number of initiatives within that task force in terms of transparency in the market that along with the agreement and work schedule set by the task force, will inform the task force's approach to a number of matters. I understand that what is set out in the...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Beef Industry (15 Oct 2019)

Written Answers are published on the Oireachtas website.

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate (15 Oct 2019)

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Educational Projects (15 Oct 2019)

Educational Projects

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Educational Projects (15 Oct 2019)

Eoin Ó Broin: The Get Ahead Club is a community-based education charity in north Clondalkin that attempts to achieve educational equality, particularly for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. It has provided a variety of very valuable services such as breakfast clubs, homework clubs and other developmental and recreational supports and activities since 1994 for about 120 children per year. Our...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Educational Projects (15 Oct 2019)

Gino Kenny: Hopefully, the Minister can bring some clarity to this issue because there is considerable concern about the possible closure of this initiative. As Deputy Ó Broin noted, this initiative has been running for the past 25 years and has given children suffering from social and educational disadvantage an opportunity to access different services so it is imperative that it continues. I am...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Educational Projects (15 Oct 2019)

John Curran: The reason my colleagues and I brought this issue to the floor of the Dáil is because a number of parents have expressed concern to us that the services that had been provided seemed to be in decline or might face closure. The Get Ahead Club has been in operation for 25 years since 1994 and has provided a wide range of services to children from four local junior and senior schools in...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Forestry Sector (15 Oct 2019)

Bernard Durkan: I thank the Minister of State for his interesting reply. I have carried out some experiments in this area. For example, much of the focus has been on native deciduous species which are, of course, not the best at sequestering carbon. In fact, Sitka spruce is one of the most efficient in that area probably because of its growing lifespan. Interestingly, the Sequoia, which is a fairly large...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Forestry Sector (15 Oct 2019)

Andrew Doyle: There are various debates on the best species of tree to grow in order to sequester carbon. The more appropriate approach is to have the right tree in the right place being properly managed, taking into account all aspects. There are 12 different grant and premium categories under the afforestation programme. These range from basic conifer, which will include 15% broadleaves, right through...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Forestry Sector (15 Oct 2019)

Bernard Durkan: I agree with the Minister of State up to a point. An argument has been ongoing for some time as to which species are native. The Caledonian pine, as evidenced by Professor Seamus Caulfield's work in the Céide Fields, was here 5,000 years ago. I am not certain whether it is a native species, but it has lived its time and I suggest it is a native species. I believe there is a...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Fish Quotas (15 Oct 2019)

Fish Quotas

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Fish Quotas (15 Oct 2019)

Pat Gallagher: 63. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on the recent International Council for the Exploration of the Seas, ICES, mackerel advice which shows a further increase on its revised ICES scientific advice given in May 2019 for the mackerel total allowable catch, TAC, for 2020; if assurance will be given to the marine sector that this new advice of 922,064 tonnes will...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Fish Quotas (15 Oct 2019)

Alan Farrell: Deputy Charlie McConalogue is taking Question No. 63 on behalf of Deputy Pat The Cope Gallagher.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Fish Quotas (15 Oct 2019)

Charlie McConalogue: I ask the Minister for his views on the recent ICES mackerel advice which shows a further increase in the revised scientific advice given in May 2019 for the mackerel TAC for 2020. I also ask whether he will give an assurance to the marine sector that this new advice of 922,000 tonnes will be fully incorporated into the overall TAC quotas for 2020.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Fish Quotas (15 Oct 2019)

Michael Creed: Mackerel is Ireland’s most important fishery economically and a healthy mackerel stock is essential for the Irish pelagic fleet and pelagic processing industry. The ICES catch advice for mackerel stock for 2020 was published on 1 October 2019. ICES has advised that the catches for 2020 by all parties, including those which operate outside the 2014 mackerel agreement, should not...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Fish Quotas (15 Oct 2019)

Charlie McConalogue: It is very concerning that ICES is getting its advice so wrong. The advice it gave last year, which contributed to the formulation of the 2019 TAC, was off the mark by 50% in respect of mackerel. The decision in May to revise the TAC advice from ICES to 20%, as the Minister stated, was not incorporated into the TAC for the Irish fishing fleet. It is now essential that we see the full...

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