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  • Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): GLAS Payments, Commonage Land, Departmental Staff Data, Agriculture Scheme Payments, Agriculture Scheme Appeals

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Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Beef Industry (21 Nov 2019)

“177. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of new grading machines used as part of the recent trial at a company (details supplied) in operation across other European countries and the length of time; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48324/19]”

Finance Bill 2019: Report Stage (Resumed) (20 Nov 2019)

“I support the amendment. The position is that if someone is 36 years of age, for the sake of argument, and has a green certificate, he or she can fill in a single farm payment or basic payment scheme, BPS, form and receive the allowance as a young farmer from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. Perhaps the Minister might look at this issue, but for whatever reason, the...”

Finance Bill 2019: Report Stage (Resumed) (20 Nov 2019)

“Many agricultural contractors throughout the country are registered as sole traders. I accept what the Minister said about examining this issue in advance of next year's budget. It would be prudent to devise a definition of an "agricultural contractor". We could then probably move forward. It would give clarity with regard to the difference between a civil contractor and an agricultural...”

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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.
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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