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  • Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Schools Building Projects Status, Tax Code, Broadband Service Provision, Departmental Contracts Data, Special Educational Needs Service Provision

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Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Agriculture Schemes (15 Sep 2021)

“I thank Deputies Carthy and Cahill for raising this issue. As has been rightly outlined, 2019 was a very difficult year for beef farmers. There was a need for support to help them cope with market difficulties, which were largely driven by Brexit. That is why we fought hard to get money from Europe to establish the beef exceptional aid measure, BEAM, which ended up with €77 million...”

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Agriculture Schemes (15 Sep 2021)

“I thank the Deputies for their supplementary points. The fact of the matter is that almost €72 million of the €77 million has gone to beef farmers. Some 19,000 farmers met the scheme's requirements and have exited the scheme because of that. Deputy Cahill is right in saying the scheme was not over-subscribed. It was under-subscribed. A number of beef farmers who were in...”

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Farm Safety (15 Jul 2021)

“The CAP is a fantastic opportunity for us to do that, but there other measures I have introduced over the past year. My Department and I launched a call under the locally led innovation partnership model, specifically related to farm safety and a first for farm safety, at the end of 2020. It will see the provision of at least €1 million in funding support for farm safety initiatives....”

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  • Has spoken in 25 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — well below average among TDs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below average among TDs.
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Register of Members' Interests

1. Occupational Income
Farmer: (1) Blackrath, Colbinstown, Co. Kildare; (2) Aghcross, Ballickmoyler, Co. Laois; (3) Landlord: Alderbrook, Ferns, Co. Wexford.
Employment & Investment Initiative: Comlake Ltd.: investment management company.
3. Directorships
4. Land
(1) Blackrath, Colbinstown, Co. Kildare: farmland; (2) Aghcross, Ballickmoyler, Co. Laois: farmland; (3) Alderbrook, Ferns, Co. Wexford: rental property.
5. Gifts
6. Property and Service
7. Travel Facilities
8. Remunerated Positions
9. Contracts

Register last updated: 11 Mar 2015. More about the Register

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