Bermingham, Joseph

Tuesday, 7 November 1978

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 309 No. 2

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Cattle Disease Eradication.

asked the Minister for Agriculture if he is aware of the effect of the 30-day TB and brucel-losis tests for the sale of cattle on (a) marts and (b) small sellers, such as people selling two or three c...More Button

Is the Minister aware that the extra 30 days wait is a great hardship to farmers? If a man brings his cattle to the market and does not sell within 30 days he can neither test nor sell for a further ...More Button

That is where the whole trouble is. The farmer cannot move for another 30 days. I am not against the Minister in his efforts to clear away disease. That is vital. But this extra 30 days during whi...More Button

I am not making a statement. I am asking a question. Does the Minister realise the implications of this and can he do anything about it?More Button

Would it be possible to make some allowance whereby cattle which have passed the 30-day test and who have gone outside that time could be either re-tested or moved?More Button

Private Notice Questions: - Dublin and Cork Water Supplies.

Is the Minister aware that most of the water supply to the towns in County Kildare comes from the reservoir which is low, and has the Minister any opinion on that vital aspect of the matter?More Button

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