Written answers

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Fallen Animal Collection Scheme

Matt Carthy (Cavan-Monaghan, Sinn Fein)
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933. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the efforts being made to resolve the dispute with an association (details supplied); his plans to further amend the fallen animal collection scheme; if financial supports will be provided to farmers impacted by the dispute; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2918/20]

Photo of Michael CreedMichael Creed (Cork North West, Fine Gael)
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Following a meeting between the Department and the Animal Collectors Association earlier this week, there has been a restoration of the fallen animal collection service.

The Department is confident that the supports contained in the new Fallen Animal Scheme will support the sustainability and viability of the knackery industry and ensure a continued fallen animal collection service to the farming community.

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