O'Kennedy, Michael

Tuesday, 13 March 1990

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 396 No. 9

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Written Answers. - Environmentally Sensitive Areas.

Was asked: if it is his intention to reduce or remove headage payments from the agricultural community if an area is designated as an environmentally sensitive area; and if he will make a statement on the matter...More Button

Was asked: the way in which he proposes to allocate finance for the environmentally sensitive area scheme; whether the environmentally sensitive area will be voluntary or compulsory; the criteria which will be l...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 85 and 86 together. Arrangements for the application of EC measures relating to environmentally sensitive areas are in preparation in my Department and I am not in a p...More Button

Written Answers. - Ewe Premium Payment.

Was asked: if the advanced ewe premium payment under the disadvantaged areas scheme will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Wexford.More Button

Advance payment of 1989 ewe premium has not been paid to the person named because his application was not received before the closing date of 8 December 1989. The full premium will, however, be paid ...More Button

Written Answers. - Carbury (County Kildare) Bog Dispute.

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to a dispute between tenants and the Ballybegan/Clonkeen Bog Trust, Carbury, County Kildare; if he has given any indication as to the entitlements either to the trust o...More Button

The management of the lands which are the subject of the dispute referred to by the Deputy is the responsibility of the trustees. The rights of the parties are set out in the trust deed.More Button

Written Answers. - Greyhound Exports.

Was asked: if transactions are carried out through Bord na gCon with persons who purchase greyhounds for the Spanish market; the number of such transactions carried out by Bord na gCon with agents or others conc...More Button

This is an internal matter for Bord na gCon.More Button

Was asked: if he is satisfied that greyhounds exported to Spain are exported under the highest standard of transport; if he is satisfied that conditions in Spain for racing such dogs are up to the proper interna...More Button

Was asked: in relation to the large number of greyhounds exported, especially those which are exported to Spain, if any of these dogs have been used in animal research; if investigations by his Department have t...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 90 and 91 together. I have been advised by Bord na gCon that the standards of transport under which greyhounds are exported to Spain and the conditions under which suc...More Button

Written Answers. - Pre-Movement TB Testing.

Was asked: if it is his intention to reintroduce the sixty day pre-movement test in an effort to deal with the TB crisis in our herds; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I understand from the director of ERAD that the adequacy of the existing 120 pre-movement test is under review. However, a final decision has not yet been made in the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

Was asked: when headage grants will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and the reason for the delay in payment of same.More Button

Payments to this applicant under the 1989 EC special beef premium, suckler cow premium, calf premium and cattle and equines headage schemes are being processed and will issue shortly. As these payment...More Button

Written Answers. - Milk Supplies Payment.

Was asked: if he will recommend payment of moneys by a co-operative in respect of milk supplies to a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if his attention has been drawn to the fact that an investigatio...More Button

The appropriate payment for refund of levy will be issued shortly.More Button

Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

Was asked: when a suckler grant will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Cork.More Button

This applicant has been paid his 1989 EC suckler cow scheme grant already.More Button

Was asked: when a cattle and beef subsidy will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Meath.More Button

Payments to this applicant under the 1989 calf and special beef premium schemes are being processed and will issue shortly.More Button

Was asked: when a cattle and beef subsidy will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Meath.More Button

The person named applied for grants under the 1989 special beef premium scheme only but when field staff called on him to carry out an inspection on 31 August 1989 he had sold all 12 cattle listed on ...More Button

Was asked: when a farm development grant will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny.More Button

I expect this grant to be paid within the next few weeks.More Button

Was asked: if he will arrange for payment of a beef premium for 1989 to a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny.More Button

Payment to this applicant under the 1989 special beef premium scheme has been made already. Payment to him under the 1989 calf premium scheme is being processed and will issue shortly.More Button

Written Answers. - Teagasc Training Centre.

Was asked: if he will intervene in the proposed sale of the Teagasc Agricultural Training Centre at Summerhill, Wexford; if he will ensure that Teagasc re-examine this proposal in view of the fact that it will c...More Button

This is an internal matter for Teagasc.More Button

Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

Was asked: when headage grants and calf premia will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Galway.More Button

Payments to this applicant under the 1989 calf and special beef premium schemes have issued already. Payments under the 1989 cattle and equines headage scheme is being processed and will issue shortly...More Button

Was asked: when payment of a special beef premium will be made to a person (details supplied) in County Limerick.More Button

Payment to this applicant under the 1989 special beef premium scheme is being processed and will issue shortly.More Button

Was asked: the date an application was received in respect of a land reclamation grant for a person (details supplied) in County Waterford; the date an inspection was carried out; the approximate date of payment...More Button

An application for the work in this case — which was the last stage of a reclamation scheme — was received on 1 November 1989 and a final inspection carried out on 16 December 1989. The backlog which...More Button


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