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  • Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Forestry Sector, Agriculture Schemes, School Transport, Departmental Staff, Covid-19 Pandemic

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Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Compliance with the Nitrates Directive and Implications for Ireland: Discussion (Resumed) (21 Feb 2024)

“I thank the witnesses for coming in. I will address Ms Connolly on the land use question. The big problem is that land use pressure is going to get worse because of the nature restoration law. In forestry, we are aiming at 8,000 ha per year, even though we are not near that. Under the changes in the derogation, dairy farmers will be down from 250 kg N/ha to 220 kg N/ha and will be looking...”

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Compliance with the Nitrates Directive and Implications for Ireland: Discussion (Resumed) (21 Feb 2024)

“Does Ms Connolly agree that 50% is at good or high status? That is the report we got.”

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Compliance with the Nitrates Directive and Implications for Ireland: Discussion (Resumed) (21 Feb 2024)

“Yes, we just want to try to balance it as much as possible. My next question is for the witnesses from An Taisce, who might educate me on this. I am going through the chart on the effectiveness of agricultural measures. If I have read it wrongly, they might correct me. It is saying, and I think it is agreed, that less nitrogen on land is better. Is that fair to say? Why are...”

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Register of Members' Interests

1. Occupational Income
Agri Contracting, plant hire, turf contractor and farming and civil contracting plant hire: Michael Fitzmaurice, Strangeforth, Williamstown, Co. Galway.
2. Shares
1 share worth 1 euro: Keelogues, Kilcolm Co-op Water Scheme: we have a water scheme with all members equal.
3. Directorships
No directorships. Other Information Provided: I am a chairman of group water scheme which is voluntary. I am on board of management of school. I am Chair of Turfcutters and Contractors Association.
4. Land
(1) Strangeforth, Williamstown, Co. Galway: farming only; (2) Keelogues, Williamstown, Co. Galway; (3) Curragh, Williamstown, Co. Galway. Other Information Provided: None of this land is development as it is out the country.
5. Gifts
No gifts.
6. Property and Service
No property lent to me.
7. Travel Facilities
I have my own car.
8. Remunerated Positions
I am Chairman of TCCA Turfcutters & Contractors Association, voluntary, no money - it costs me money: it is not a company - it is a voluntary organisation.
9. Contracts
Cut turf for Bord na Móna (BNM): Bord na Móna: it is a semi-state; don't know or think any Minister over it. Other Information Provided: Tender for work in Ballinasloe in Galway. Have been cutting turf for BNM for a good few years.

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

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