Written Answers. - Flood Relief.

Tuesday, 30 May 2000

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 520 No. 1

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  155.  Mr. McGrath  Information on Paul McGrath  Zoom on Paul McGrath   asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   the financial relief packages which he made available to farmers arising from the very severe flooding that occurred on the river Shannon earlier this year to help alleviate the severe loss of fodder and winter facilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15377/00]

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  While the severe flooding resulted in fodder and other losses for some farmers in the Shannon basin, the general level of fodder supplies during the winter was [213] satisfactory. Accordingly, my Department did not introduce a special fodder compensation scheme.


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