Coughlan, Mary

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 649 No. 3

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Order of Business.

Question put: “That the proposal for dealing with No. 12 be agreed.”
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

He should hurry up.More Button

He needs to take off. More Button

Irish is the first language. More Button

Diseases of Animals Act 1966: Motion.

We shall have new legislation to consolidate all of those. More Button

Finance Bill 2008: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stages.

Question put.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

World Trade Organisation: Statements.

I very much welcome this opportunity to address the House on the ongoing WTO negotiations. As a small open economy, Ireland has much to gain from the rule-based multilateral trading system provided b...More Button

——and other WTO negotiating partners must make equivalent contributions to ensure that an ambitious and balanced agreement is realised. It is time for realism to prevail at the negotiations with regar...More Button

Written Answers - Foreshore Licences.

Was asked: the steps she will take in regarding planning of offshore wind facilities following concerns expressed by a group (detail supplied); her views on calls for a reform of the Foreshore Act 1933 governin...More Button

The Government decided on 2 October 2007 that responsibility for foreshore licensing functions under the Foreshore Act 1933 in respect of port companies and harbour authorities governed by the Harbour...More Button

Written Answers - Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

Was asked: her views on Irish farmers efforts to reduce carbon emissions through their workings of the land, for example hedge maintenance and tree planting that aid the absorption of carbon-based gases and so ...More Button

The reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is a challenging national issue which faces all sectors of Irish society. Farmers are playing their part in meeting this challenge and my Department supports...More Button

Written Answers - Decentralisation Programme.

Was asked: when civil servants from An Bord Bia and Bord Glas will be relocating to Enniscorthy, County Wexford under the decentralisation programme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Bord Bia has a Decentralisation Implementation Plan in place and continues to work with the Government’s Decentralisation Implementation Group and the Department of Finance to ensure the achievement o...More Button

Written Answers - Farm Household Incomes.

Was asked: her views on introducing measures to alleviate the situation whereby increasing numbers of farmers are engaging in off farm employment that inevitably leads to increasing churn rates away from agricu...More Button

The on-going trend towards part-time farming reflects a combination of factors including the increased availability of off-farm employment. Many small-scale producers find that combining farming with...More Button

Written Answers - Grant Payments.

Was asked: the position of the dairy hygiene grant for a person (details supplied) in County Wexford; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I assume the Deputy is referring to the application by the person concerned for grant-aid under the Farm Improvement Scheme. Applications received under that Scheme are being processed by my Departme...More Button

Was asked: when full payment will be issued to a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny. More Button

An application was received on 20 April 2007 requesting the transfer of 43.02 standard entitlements from the joint names of the person named and his deceased brother by way of inheritance to the perso...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Agencies.

Was asked: the areas and functions where responsibility has been devolved from her to a State or statutory agency; the agencies involved; the arrangements in each agency to respond on a priority basis to enquir...More Button

Responsibility has been devolved to the following agencies: Teagasc Responsibility for the procurement or provision of education, training and advisory services in agriculture as well as responsibilit...More Button

Written Answers - Alternative Farm Enterprises.

Was asked: the number of licensed mink farms operating in each county; the number of fox farms operating in each county; and if there are other types of fur farms operating here at present. More Button

Under the Musk Rats Act, 1933 (Application to Mink) Order 1965, the keeping of mink is prohibited except under licence, obtained from my Department. Licences are issued under this legislation only if...More Button

Was asked: if fox farming here is being phased out for economic reasons (details supplied). More Button

As with any other farming enterprise, fox farming is subject to the laws of economics. I am not aware of any plans to close the one known fox farm operating in Ireland.More Button

Written Answers - Fishing Industry Development.

Was asked: the steps that have been taken by her Department to implement the recommendations of the seafood industry strategy review group on the training of fishermen; and if she will make a statement on the m...More Button

In February 2008, Minister John Browne T.D., officially launched Bord Iascaigh Mhara’s (BIM’s) mobile Engineering Coastal Training Unit (CTU), at Kilmore Quay Pier, Co. Wexford as part of BIM’s respon...More Button

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