Wednesday, 27 February 2019
An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business
Perhaps the Senator should recognise that the Government is investing €300 million under the rural redevelopment programme to support the suckler sector. As the Senator rightly stated yesterday, there is a pilot scheme for suckler farmers worth €20 million specifically aimed at further improving the carbon efficiency of beef production. Besides the €20 million for the beef environmental efficiency pilot, BEEP, there is the €300 million under the beef data and genomics programme, €23 million for the areas of natural constraint scheme and further schemes that will invest significant amounts of money. The Senator can throw his eyes to heaven all he wants, but at least this Government is investing. He should acknowledge that. Of course, he will not do so, which is his wont.