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Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Agriculture Schemes (20 Oct 2021)

“I welcome the Minister of State to the House. I am sharing time on this with Senator Kyne, who comes from the same type of area as I do, as does the Cathaoirleach. There was a huge fire in Killarney during the summer. Fires pose great problems for many people and many farmers. A fire on commonage, in forestry or on any land can be started by fishers, campers, hillwalkers or various people...”

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Agriculture Schemes (20 Oct 2021)

“What the Minister of State is saying is that if a fire takes place between 1 March and 31 August the farmer loses money unless the appeal is successful. Even at that, the farmer will have to go through the rigours of the appeal process. These appeals should be fast and simple. They should not be complicated. Farmers who are not responsible for the fires should be fully recompensed...”

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (20 Oct 2021)

“Like Senator Davitt, I wish to call for a debate in relation to climate change and climate action. There is so much work to be done over the next ten years to meet our targets that a debate in this Chamber would be most welcome. The budget for climate action is going to be €20 billion a year for the next ten years. Ten years ago, that figure of €20 billion represented half...”

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