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Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Forestry Sector (14 Jul 2022)

Pippa Hackett: I disagree. The figures I gave in my initial response show that progress is being made. We fully accept the difficulties with afforestation. We receive about eight applications per week from farmers. It is not about the throughput of the issuing of the licences, it is the interest. I accept that confidence in the sector is incredibly low among farmers and landowners. We accept that and...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Forestry Sector (14 Jul 2022)

Holly Cairns: We are two years in and the Minister of State is speaking about next year.

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Forestry Sector (14 Jul 2022)

Pippa Hackett: That is when it will start.

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Forestry Sector (14 Jul 2022)

Holly Cairns: Nothing will change unless the forthcoming forestry programme has some radical changes to overhaul the licensing system and to transfer incentives from other sectors to forestry. I cannot understand how it is not more of a priority, especially when the Green Party is in government, given that the climate benefits from carbon sequestration to compensate for net emission-producing areas are so...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Forestry Sector (14 Jul 2022)

Martin Browne: I have to agree with Deputy Cairns. This is one of the issues that we dealt with more than any other at the Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine. I would love to see the figures the Minister of State is using because everybody in the sector says the Department will not reach the target this year. No one, other than those in the Department, is convinced the target will be...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Horse Racing Industry (14 Jul 2022)

Alan Kelly: I thank the Minister of State for his reply. I have a concern over how equitable the media rights contract is. Appearing before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and Marine on 15 June, the CEO of HRI said that it is taking the market rate. I believe this is incorrect. Since the transfer from the Turf Club, its take has more than doubled from 7% to 16%. The corresponding...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Horse Racing Industry (14 Jul 2022)

Martin Heydon: Smaller racecourses have gained from being aligned with the larger racecourses and this has enhanced their value. Media rights agreements are subject to approval by HRI and the 26 racecourses involved. While I take on board the points the Deputy has raised and am happy to discuss it today, racecourses also contribute an element of their sponsorship income to prize money with bigger...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Horse Racing Industry (14 Jul 2022)

Alan Kelly: We need to dig deeper into this and consider smaller racecourses such as Thurles and Kilbeggan. The reality is that HRI has mainly used racecourse revenue received through the media rights fixture charge on capital programmes on the four largest racecourses, two of which it owns, at the expense of smaller rural racecourses. The Minister previously gave the direction that 50% should be used...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Horse Racing Industry (14 Jul 2022)

Martin Heydon: I take on board the Deputy's points and I am happy to go through this in more detail in time. As I outlined in my response, 23 of the 26 tracks have benefited from capital grants for infrastructure work.

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Horse Racing Industry (14 Jul 2022)

Alan Kelly: Some €8,000.

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Horse Racing Industry (14 Jul 2022)

Martin Heydon: It was 40% of the capital infrastructure. There is no doubt that smaller tracks are benefiting from being part of a larger scheme. Where is the great value in terms of media rights when media organisations are looking to buy? The larger race days will attract the highest value. It makes sense that the smaller tracks, which have days that are very important to their local communities but...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Brexit Supports (14 Jul 2022)

Brexit Supports

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Brexit Supports (14 Jul 2022)

Matt Carthy: 3. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he intends to request further financial measures from the Brexit Adjustment Reserve to provide direct supports to farmers. [37921/22]

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Brexit Supports (14 Jul 2022)

Matt Carthy: Does the Minister intend to request further financial measures from the Brexit Adjustment Reserve, BAR, to provide direct support for farmers?

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Brexit Supports (14 Jul 2022)

Charlie McConalogue: My Department is currently in discussion with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform about the potential for further support measures for the agrifood and fisheries sectors to address negative impacts from Brexit. The Brexit Adjustment Reserve has strict criteria that must be met to qualify for funding. In particular any proposed measures must address the direct negative impacts...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Brexit Supports (14 Jul 2022)

Matt Carthy: The Minister will recall that during the Brexit negotiations, stories of Irish farming, fishing and rural communities were at the forefront not only of the Irish political approach, but also the EU's deliberations. Those stories ensured that Ireland was allocated €1 billion from the BAR. I do not believe they have received the benefit of that. I welcome that the fishing sector...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Brexit Supports (14 Jul 2022)

Charlie McConalogue: Brexit posed a massive challenge to our economy across the board. As the UK is the main destination for our agrifood exports, the risk factor there was massive. The fact that there was a trade and co-operation agreement mitigated some of the worst fears we had in regard to tariff barriers and other issues. Thankfully, since Brexit, trade with the UK has been very strong, as have prices and...

Prelude (14 Jul 2022)

Prelude (14 Jul 2022)

Chuaigh an Leas-Cheann Comhairle i gceannas ar 9.00 a.m.

Prelude (14 Jul 2022)

Prayer and Reflection.

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