Creed, Michael

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 692 No. 1

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Priority Questions - Rural Environment Protection Scheme.

Asked the minister: the number of farmers participating in the rural environment protection scheme on the date the scheme was suspended; the number of farmers whose REP scheme plans have since expired; the number expec...More Button

I thank the Minister for his reply and I implore him to step back, even at this late stage, from this madness and economic folly by the Government. What the Minister will save will be spent by the Mi...More Button

Does the Minister accept that a knock-on effect of his decision will be to force more farmers onto farm assist? On the basis that REPS is 45% co-financed by Europe this is a false economy as the Stat...More Button

The Department had an input into it. It made recommendations.More Button

The best service for farmers is REPS 4.More Button

It is 55:45.More Button

Priority Questions - Beef Exports.

Asked the minister: the initiatives he plans to introduce to deal with the income collapse of beef farmers in view of the collapse in the price of store and finished beef cattle; his plans to assist with live exports o...More Button

Does the Minister support live exports? More Button

The critical issue for returns to Irish beef farmers from live exports is that the live cattle exported to the United Kingdom can be slaughtered there. Over the years this State, through its various ...More Button

Did the Minister meet the Goodman group? More Button

The Minister will go on paying the grants until he gets a bit of cop on. More Button

Has the Minister met with the meat plants? They are the problem. His Department and the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment will pay them €50 million in grant aid and give them work permi...More Button

I have not got an answer yet. More Button

What did they say? More Button

Priority Questions - Fishing Vessels.

We had that in a written reply.More Button

Tactics.More Button

On a point of order, Deputy Sheahan raised a material question, namely, whether the Minister has taken advice in his Department. This is outrageous.More Button

There was no answer.More Button

The silent Minister of State, Deputy Sargent.More Button

It is easy to be wise afterwards.More Button

The Ombudsman does not agree with him.More Button

Priority Questions - Grocery Industry.

She said there would be no problem immediately after we published our Bill.More Button

Yes.More Button

The Minister of State does not need to turn a deaf ear to find——More Button

Other Questions - Teagasc Issues.

The revised programme for Government contains a proposal to recruit in the region of 1,000 third level graduates across various Departments. Does the Minister of State not consider it somewhat contra...More Button

Other Questions - Dairy Sector.

I am glad the Minister had the opportunity to read the last sentence of his reply because I intended asking him, in view of the delicate recovery under way in global dairy prices, what assurances he h...More Button

It was frittered away.More Button

There was no strategic objective at all.More Button

A bit around the Border maybe.More Button

The Minister should have a chat with the dairy farmers up there.More Button

What will the price of milk be next year?More Button

Other Questions - Common Agricultural Policy.

The Minister’s and Department’s publication on the reform of the Common Agriculture Policy seems to favour a move from the current system of support to a flat, area-based payment system. Does the Min...More Button

Written Answers - Sugar Beet Production.

Asked the minister: if he will investigate the possibility of re-establishing the sugar beet industry here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Equine Diseases.

Asked the minister: the role played by Irish laboratories and UK laboratories in the recent outbreak of equine piorplasmosis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

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