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Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Farm Safety (8 Dec 2022)

Brendan Griffin: I thank the Minister for that update. I commend the Department, the Minister and the Minister of State, Deputy Heydon, who has responsibility for this area, on their efforts to date. It is fitting that special responsibility be assigned to a Minister of State. Unfortunately, the 12 fatalities this year are 12 people who will not be at the Christmas dinner table with their families in a few...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Farm Safety (8 Dec 2022)

Charlie McConalogue: We will keep working on this. Under the suite of TAMS measures, grant aid has been provided for a wide range of farm safety-related investments, with health and safety guidelines included in all building specifications. This is an important step in supported on-farm investments. With the Minister of State, Deputy Heydon, I will be increasing the rate of grant aid for farm safety-related...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Farm Safety (8 Dec 2022)

Questions Nos. 126 to 131, inclusive, taken with Written Answers.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Farm Safety (8 Dec 2022)

Question No. 132 taken after Question No. 123.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Forestry Sector (8 Dec 2022)

Forestry Sector

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Forestry Sector (8 Dec 2022)

Pearse Doherty: 133. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his response to the ongoing failure of his Department to meet forestry licence issuance and afforestation targets consistently. [61322/22]

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Forestry Sector (8 Dec 2022)

Martin Browne: We have dealt with this matter time and again at the Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine. The Minister of State cannot deny at this stage that the Department's performance in forestry licensing is putting many prospective foresters off planting. While we may have problems now, we are facing into major ones down the road because of this. We have an annual target of 8,000 ha,...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Forestry Sector (8 Dec 2022)

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Senator Pippa Hackett): I thank the Deputy for this question. Contrary to his understanding, I am pleased to advise that, due to the continued high output in forestry licensing this year, we have seen considerable reductions in the backlog of forestry licences and a year-on-year increase in the number of licences...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Forestry Sector (8 Dec 2022)

Martin Browne: The Minister of State is in fairyland. The Government can congratulate itself all it likes, but its targets are not being met. Only 4,728 ha have been licensed this year. That is not an achievement, but a missed target. This topic has taken up most of the time of the Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine since I have been a member of it. Time and again, we have been told...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Forestry Sector (8 Dec 2022)

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Senator Pippa Hackett): I can only reassure the Deputy. The weekly figures on how many forestry licences are being issued, the areas involved, the road lengths in question and so forth can be accessed through our Department's website. There has been a significant turnaround in the two and a half years since this...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Forestry Sector (8 Dec 2022)

Martin Browne: I welcome the increased premiums and grants, but faith in the system needs to be regained among farmers and foresters. Lengthy delays in processing applications are resulting in many choosing not to plant. They foresee the same delays happening down the road as affected felling licences. There is another area of discontent. Coillte's felling licences are above target. If we are to see...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Agriculture Industry (8 Dec 2022)

Charlie McConalogue: I have outlined the comprehensive assessments, investigations and work that was undertaken by the inter-agency group, which completed its work and published its report in 2010. I welcome the fact that the Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine considered the issue recently and, following that, l am interested in hearing the views and perspective of the committee on the hearing...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Agriculture Industry (8 Dec 2022)

Question No. 124 taken with Written Answers.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Departmental Reviews (8 Dec 2022)

Departmental Reviews

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Departmental Reviews (8 Dec 2022)

Matt Carthy: 132. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when he intends to act on the recommendation of the wool feasibility study to establish an all-island wool council. [61128/22]

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Departmental Reviews (8 Dec 2022)

Martin Browne: The establishment of an all-island wool council was a recommendation of the wool feasibility study. We are supportive of that. I understand the Minister of State, Senator Hackett, has reached out to stakeholders. Will she outline if she intends to follow through with this on an all-island basis? Will she also outline the timeframe she is setting for that?

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Departmental Reviews (8 Dec 2022)

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Senator Pippa Hackett): I thank the Deputy for his continued interest in this matter. As he will be aware, the wool feasibility study report was published in July of this year. The review, which was compiled independently by The Agile Executive, contains a number of findings and recommendations, including potential...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Departmental Reviews (8 Dec 2022)

Martin Browne: I thank the Minister of State for her response. I suggest that the timeframes to date have been anything but satisfactory. A review of wool-based products was promised when the programme for Government was being put together, but it took until July 2021 for a tender to be put out in the first place. It was not until December 2021 that it was confirmed that a tender had been awarded and the...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Departmental Reviews (8 Dec 2022)

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Senator Pippa Hackett): I assure the Deputy that we have delivered on the programme for Government commitment. He will recall that we were in the midst of a Covid crisis for some time in the early part of the Government's term. We have come out of that well. I thank The Agile Executive, which went to great lengths to...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Departmental Reviews (8 Dec 2022)

Martin Browne: I asked about the establishment of the all-island wool council. I note that in the Seanad the Minister of State spoke about stakeholder engagement, but there seems to be a lack of clarity on the all-island aspect of that. The Sinn Féin spokesperson for agriculture in the North raised the matter and was told that the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, DEFRA, is...

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