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Order of Business (16 Jan 2018)

Richard Bruton: The Deputies are correct in that one of the companies involved in the joint venture to build a number of PPP schools has gone into liquidation. At this point, the National Development Finance Agency, NDFA, is dealing with the remaining shareholder and has expressed confidence that there should not be significant delays in the execution of these projects given that they are 90% built. It...

Order of Business (16 Jan 2018)

Danny Healy-Rae: Due to the continuous wet weather since last August, many farmers are in a bad way. Having fed animals for four and a half months, most of their feed is gone. Land is saturated and no one knows when it will recover or when farmers will be able to let their animals out again.

Order of Business (16 Jan 2018)

Catherine Murphy: Climate change.

Order of Business (16 Jan 2018)

Danny Healy-Rae: GLAS payments are being held up again. If one person on a commonage has a problem with land and has a payment delayed, the rest of the farmers will not be paid either. At the end of 2016, €106 million returned to the Exchequer from the agriculture Vote. I ask the Taoiseach to ensure that farmers will not be left without assistance, especially those who run out of fodder. People...

Order of Business (16 Jan 2018)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: Deputies McConalogue and Michael Healy-Rae may speak on the same matter briefly.

Order of Business (16 Jan 2018)

Michael Healy-Rae: Early in the morning on the Friday before Christmas, I spoke early to the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine about this important subject. We are being told that IT issues are stopping GLAS payments from being made. It was the same story last year and the year before. I will explain to the Taoiseach what a GLAS payment is. It is the farmer's lifeline and is needed desperately...

Order of Business (16 Jan 2018)

Mattie McGrath: Scandalous.

Order of Business (16 Jan 2018)

Michael Healy-Rae: -----stopping farmers from receiving this payment? It is their money. They are entitled to it. They should have it, but it is being delayed. They owe contractors for last year's work. They owe creameries and co-ops.

Order of Business (16 Jan 2018)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: The point has been made.

Order of Business (16 Jan 2018)

Michael Healy-Rae: They need their cheques now.

Order of Business (16 Jan 2018)

Charlie McConalogue: Deputy Danny Healy-Rae indicated that there was €106 million of an underspend in the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine in 2016. According to a reply I received to a parliamentary question, there was a €75 million underspend in that Department last year. Like me, the Taoiseach will attend the IFA's annual general meeting, AGM, this evening. The Minister for...

Order of Business (16 Jan 2018)

Leo Varadkar: Deputy Michael Healy-Rae will be delighted to know that I know exactly what the GLAS scheme is. I am aware of the detail of all sorts of payments-----

Order of Business (16 Jan 2018)

Mattie McGrath: Will we get an answer to the question?

Order of Business (16 Jan 2018)

Leo Varadkar: -----that I do not receive-----

Order of Business (16 Jan 2018)

Michael Healy-Rae: If the Taoiseach solved the problem, he would be a better man.

Order of Business (16 Jan 2018)

Leo Varadkar: ------as is, I think, everyone in this House. That is the nature of our work. As Deputy McConalogue pointed out, the Minister, Deputy Creed, and I will be attending the IFA AGM this evening.

Order of Business (16 Jan 2018)

Mattie McGrath: Do not go with empty pockets.

Order of Business (16 Jan 2018)

Leo Varadkar: I will certainly bring it up-----

Order of Business (16 Jan 2018)

Micheál Martin: The Taoiseach will bring it up.

Order of Business (16 Jan 2018)

Leo Varadkar: I will certainly raise it with the IFA and ensure that it gets a response.

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