Connaughton, Paul

Tuesday, 8 May 2001

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 535 No. 4

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Priority Questions. - Grant Payments.

Asked the minister: the reason retrospective forestry payment has not been made to farmers; if the Government has made a decision in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I am shattered by the reply. A total of 12,000 forestry farmers were promised they would not suffer any loss if they planted prior to the introduction of the new grant-aid levels. This is the fourth o...More Button

Does the Minister of State accept that he and the Government have let down 12,000 farmers who believed they would be at no disadvantage in planting when they did? These farmers were led to believe by ...More Button

Is the Minister of State saying that, in effect, the Government has refused to make Exchequer funding available? Will he state the position clearly?More Button

Is the Minister, Deputy Fahey, concerned about this? He is a member of the Cabinet. How much money will the Exchequer save by not paying farmers what they are entitled to in this regard?More Button

For £4 million—More Button

Priority Questions. - Fishing Quotas.

Asked the minister: the fishing quota restrictions in place or which will be in place concerning haddock, hake, cod and whiting; if access to haddock fishing is about to cease; if whiting quotas are to be rationed by nea...More Button

The shine is coming off the December meeting of the Fisheries Council. It was announced that there had been a successful outcome to those negotiations on a serious problem that had beset the industry....More Button

Will the Minister indicate the figure for whiting?More Button

The Minister has turned the spotlight back on me. According to a document from the Irish fish producers—More Button

Haddock and whiting. Will the Minister comment on the whiting?More Button

The Minister is casting assertions on what I am saying.More Button

I am referring to whiting.More Button

Nobody thought they would be as difficult as they were.More Button

Figures are one thing.More Button

This is a very serious matter. I do not like the Minister's flippant attitude. All fishermen dealing in haddock, monkfish, whiting etc., face a very serious situation. Will fishermen fishing for whiti...More Button

We will return to this issue.More Button

Other Questions. - Common Fisheries Policy.

I am pleased to hear the Minister speaking about the importance of pro cessing and added value. The survival of our fishing communities can be assured only through those activities. Has the Minister s...More Button

Private Members' Business. - Cancer Services: Motion.

I was in the constituency of the Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children, Deputy Moffatt, last week when I listened to Mr. Joe Duffy's “Liveline” programme on the radio and I have n...More Button

The Minister should not expect a rosette for that. If the Minister's retort, which surprises me, is a reflection of his attitude to these patients, God help them.More Button

And rightly so.More Button

Written Answers - Fishing Vessel Registration.

Asked the minister: if a vessel (details supplied) is registered on the Irish fishing register or the European fishing register; the reason it is allowed to display a registration (details supplied) which commences with ...More Button

Written Answers - National Monuments.

Asked the minister: the expenditure at Portumna Castle, County Galway for each of the years 1984-89.More Button

Asked the minister: the expenditure at Portumna Castle, County Galway for each of the years 1978-83.More Button

Asked the minister: the expenditure at Portumna Castle, County Galway for each of the years 1973-77.More Button

Asked the minister: the expenditure at Portumna Castle for each of the years 1968-72.More Button

Asked the minister: the number of visitors and the revenue accrued for the years 1992-96 at Portumna Castle, County Galway.More Button


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