Deasy, Austin

Tuesday, 5 November 1985

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 361 No. 5

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Private Members' Business. - Weather Crisis for Farmers: Motion.

I move amendment No. 1: To delete all words after “That” and substitute the following: “Dáil Éireann expresses its support for the wide range of measures which the Government has taken to alleviate th...More Button

Some of the farm income problems this year have come from sources other than the weather. The most obvious is the effect of the super-levy, as 1985-86 is the first year of the full impact of the EC c...More Button

The number of applicants for this scheme introduced in August illustrates that there is a tremendous capacity for a huge number of additional farmers to make silage. It is gratifying to note that th...More Button

He kept repeating his mistake which showed he had no knowledge of the proposal.More Button

The Deputy will be glad to know that payments will commence next week.More Button

Special arrangements were made for those who suffered crop losses from flooding so that they can obtain payment, subject to the overall maximum of £500. This scheme has attracted about 2,500 applicat...More Button

No, it was the night of 25 July and the morning of 26 July.More Button

If the Deputy cannot get the dates right, what hope has he of understanding the other complicated figures with which we have to deal?More Button

We got what we looked for and that is the important point.More Button

If Deputies opposite want to know about statistics let them ask some one on this side of the House, especially those of us in the Department of Agriculture. The severe hailstorm to which I referred a...More Button

On 21 August I visited the agricultural show at Limerick and I met the people from the IFA in County Limerick on the same day. I also met members of the National Executive of the ICMSA on the same d...More Button

France, Italy and Greece, all of which countries were badly affected by drought, did not get extra help. However, we got a cash incentive and I am glad that our efforts also assisted Northern Ireland...More Button

I do not have any complaints from County Wexford. The number of cases that came to light in the course of the ACOT survey was exceptionally small. I was in touch with the farming organisations and l...More Button

Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

The person named has been requested to furnish documentary evidence showing the number of acres owned by him. When this information is received his applications for cattle headage grants under the di...More Button

The case in question is being reviewed and I shall communicate with the Deputy in the matter as soon as possible.More Button

Written Answers. - Counties Monaghan-Cavan Estates Allotment.

It is hoped that the estates in the following table can be disposed of wholly or partly, within the next six months. However the programme is likely to be affected by the recent transfer of a number ...More Button

Written Answers. - Grant Payment.

The person named will be paid under the 1985 cattle headage and calf premium schemes when the batches which contain her payments are processed.More Button

Written Answers. - Sale of Intervention Beef.

It is proposed to answer Questions Nos. 167-169, inclusive, together. The Department of Agriculture has never sent intervention beef to the south of France. However, intervention beef is sold to purc...More Button

Written Answers. - Cattle Headage Payment.

The person named did not apply under the 1984 or 1985 cattle headage schemes but has been paid a total of £821.75 under the 1984 calf premium, suckler cow and calved heifer schemes less £463.60 overpa...More Button

Written Answers. - Land Drainage Schemes.

The position is that where, as part of an approved scheme of field drainage, work on a county road — including bridges and culverts — is undertaken with the consent of the local authority a grant of u...More Button

Written Answers. - Certified Seed Potatoes.

The information sought on certified seed potatoes is as follows:More Button

Written Answers. - Flax Growing.

A number of experimental plots of flax were grown in 1985 and the results of these are currently being reviewed.More Button

Written Answers. - Disadvantaged Areas Scheme.

I do not accept that there are glaring deficiencies in the boundaries of the severely handicapped areas under the disadvantaged areas scheme. Accordingly there is no basis on which they could be ren...More Button

Written Answers. - Grant Payment.

The amount of ewe premium paid to farmers, the dates of payment and the amount per ewe are as follows:More Button


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