Written Answers - Agriculture Appeals.

Tuesday, 22 February 2005

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 598 No. 2

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  299.  Mr. P. Breen  Information on Pat Breen  Zoom on Pat Breen   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Mary Coughlan  Zoom on Mary Coughlan   if unsuccessful appellants to the agricultural appeals office are notified of their right of appeal to the office of the Ombudsman rather than initially to the director of the office; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5927/05]

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mary Coughlan): Information on Mary Coughlan  Zoom on Mary Coughlan  Unsuccessful appellants are advised of their right of recourse to the office of the Ombudsman. In addition, under the Agriculture Appeals Act 2001, the decision of an appeals officer may be reviewed by the Director of Agriculture Appeals, where the legality or factual basis of the decision is questioned.


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