Tuesday, 16 June 2020
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
749. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of registered poultry premises here as of 1 June 2020; the number of premises issued with closure orders as a result of non-compliance with registration; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11034/20]
750. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of reports made to his Department in respect of possible non-compliance with poultry premises registration to date in 2020, by county; if the premises were in a commercial or residential setting; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11035/20]
I propose to take Questions Nos. 749 and 750 together.
The number of active poultry premises registered with my Department is 7,259.
To date in 2020, no closure orders have been issued to poultry premises, and no non-compliances have been reported in relation to poultry premises registration.
751. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of outbreaks of avian flu detected at poultry premises in 2019 and 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11036/20]
No outbreaks of Avian Influenza were detected in Ireland in 2019.
In 2020 to date, 13 outbreaks of Low pathogenic Avian Influenza (LPAI) of the H6N1 subtype were detected in poultry farms in Co Monaghan. It should be noted that these outbreaks were of the subtype LPAI H6N1 which is non-notifiable.
As a result, these outbreaks do not affect Ireland’s official disease status and Ireland therefore remains free from notifiable Avian Influenza.