Walsh, Joe

Wednesday, 10 March 1999

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 502 No. 1

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Written Answers. - Departmental Files.

Was asked: the files, if any, sought from his Department by the tribunals of inquiry currently sitting.More Button

One of the tribunals of inquiry currently sitting has recently requested information from my Department. As the information sought is for the private, preliminary investigation of the tribunal, detail...More Button

Written Answers. - Rural Environment Protection Scheme.

Was asked: when the new detailed framework plans for all commonage under the REP scheme measure will be available.More Button

The revised REP scheme requires that a framework plan be drawn up for all commonage land. The preparation of the framework plans is being carried out under the supervision of my Department and the Dep...More Button

Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

Was asked: if he will have arrangements made to process the application under the installation aid grant scheme to a person (details supplied) in County Carlow.More Button

The application in this case is currently being processed. If everything is found to be in order payment will be made within the next six weeks.More Button

Was asked: if a REP scheme payment will be released for a person (details supplied) in County Sligo; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The application for third year REPS payment in this case has now been processed and payment will issue shortly.More Button

Written Answers. - Farm Retirement Scheme.

Was asked: the details of the new early farm retirement scheme which will be introduced following agreement on Agenda 2000; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Agenda 2000 proposals include provision for an early farm retirement scheme. Negotiations in all aspects of Agenda 2000 are ongoing and final decisions are expected shortly.More Button

Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

Was asked: if a person (details supplied) in County Kerry will qualify for a fodder grant; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The person named did not lodge an application under the 1998 suckler cow premium, ewe premium or sheep headage schemes did not hold a milk quota at 1 April 1998 and did not lodge a 1998 area aid appli...More Button

Written Answers. - Farm Retirement Scheme.

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the adjustment of pensions under the farm retirement scheme to take account of the introduction of the euro has resulted in retirement pensions being r...More Button

The Council of Agriculture Ministers have agreed that compensation will be paid over the next three years to participants in the schemes affected by reductions arising from the introduction of the eur...More Button

Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive payment under the winter fodder aid package.More Button

My Department is presently finalising arrangements for the 1999 winter fodder scheme and it is hoped to commence payment shortly.More Button

Was asked: if headage grants will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Leitrim.More Button

There is a problem with two commonage land parcels on the application of the person concerned and contact has been made with the applicant regarding the problem. The applicant has undertaken to provid...More Button

Was asked: if headage grants will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Sligo.More Button

The person named did not submit sufficient maps for all of the farm with his 1998 area aid application form and my Department has issued maps in order to enable him to identify the remainder of his la...More Button

Was asked: if he will ensure that farmers who have in excess of 35,000 gallons quota and who hold land in marginal areas which are waterlogged, for example, farmers in the Clonbonny region of Athlone, County Wes...More Button

The 1999 fodder scheme consists of a general fodder scheme and a special hardship fund. The general scheme will apply in all Disadvantaged areas and cover farmers with suckler cows, lowland ewes and m...More Button

Was asked: if the agricultural installation aid will be approved for a person (details supplied) in County Wexford; if so, when approval will issue; and if the matter will be expedited.More Button

Additional documentation received recently in this case is currently being examined. If everything is found to be in order payment will be made within the next six weeks.More Button

Was asked: when cattle headage will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Donegal.More Button

No application under the 1998 cattle headage scheme has been received from the person named.More Button

Was asked: if the final instalment of a ewe premium payment will be expedited to a person (details supplied) in County Wexford; when this will be paid; and the amount in this regard.More Button

Payment of the final instalment under the 1998 ewe premium scheme of £1,608.10 will be issued to the person named today.More Button

Written Answers. - Organic Fertilisers.

Was asked: the guidelines, if any, his Department has outlining times of the year that slurry can be spread.More Button

The Code of Good Agricultural Practice to Protect Waters from Pollution by Nitrates, published by my Department in conjunction with the Department of the Environment, sets down guidelines for the appl...More Button

Written Answers. - Rural Environment Protection Scheme.

Was asked: if grazing rights held in fee simple by many farmers in County Wicklow can be included in the REP scheme; and the development, if any, there has been in this area.More Button

The new agri-environmental specifications set out the conditions under which grazing rights are eligible for inclusion in the rural environment protection scheme. The specification is currently with ...More Button


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