Tuesday, 19 November 2019
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
501. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 211 of 10 October and 242 of 17 October 2019, stating that his Department did not carry out investigations into environmental concerns at a location (details supplied) in County Donegal, the nature of the investigation by the AES division of his Department that led it to state the contrary in correspondence to the specialised farm services division on 26 June 2018 released under Freedom of Information; and the conclusion arrived at in relation to this matter arising from the concerns with a range of supporting photo evidence referred to in the correspondence. [47749/19]
The Deputy's previous questions were understood to have related to digestate and were answered in the context of public and animal health under Regulation 1069/2009.
However, I can confirm that separately my Department is conducting an investigation under the Environmental Impact Assessment regulations (SI 456/2011) in County Donegal but cannot comment further while matters are under investigation. I apologise for any confusion caused.