Written Answers. - Pig Slaughtering Plants.

Wednesday, 4 December 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 472 No. 4

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  39.  Mr. Leonard  Information on James Leonard  Zoom on James Leonard   asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry  Information on Ivan Yates  Zoom on Ivan Yates   the steps, if any, he has taken, in conjunction with Forbairt-IDA to ensure the recommencement of pig slaughtering in the Cavan-Monaghan constituency; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23014/96]

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry (Mr. Yates): Information on Ivan Yates  Zoom on Ivan Yates  I have been in close contact with Forbairt since the two pig slaughtering plants in the Cavan-Monaghan region closed earlier this year.

As the Deputy is aware Forbairt has been working with management with a view to securing a reopening of the plants involved on a viable basis.

However a resumption of activities at the plants is ultimately a commercial decision for the proprietors. Forbairt will, however, continue to place its resources at the disposal of management and will help in any possible way towards securing a resumption of operations.


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