Coveney, Simon

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 736 No. 1

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Written Answers - Harbours and Piers

Was asked: if he will give details of his most recent discussions with Howth fishermen regarding No. 6 West pier, Howth, County Dublin; and when this matter will be resolved; and if he will make a statement on ...More Button

The property at 6 West Pier is currently the subject of court proceedings. The matter is therefore sub judice and it is inappropriate for me to comment on or engage in discussion in relation to this m...More Button

Written Answers - Farm Retirement Scheme

Was asked: the 1994 scheme’s terms and conditions, under the early retirement for farming, the reason an application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Laois was rejected in view of the fact th...More Button

As outlined in the replies to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 84 of 7 April 2004, 481 of 19 October 2010 and 227 of 25 November 2010, the person named lodged an application under the 1994 Scheme of Early...More Button

Written Answers - Grant Payments

Was asked: if he will reconsider his recent decision on agri-environment options scheme top-up payments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

On 6 April 2011, I announced the opening of AEOS for receipt of applications in 2011 with an overall funding allocation of €25 million per annum and a maximum payment to farmers of €4,000 per annum. ...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure

Was asked: if he will provide the expenditure figures of his Department in respect of the individual years 2004 to 2010; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Details of expenditure by my Department for the period in question is as follows: *The total expenditure in 2007 reflects the full year spend on fisheries (€100.5m.), responsibility for which was tran...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Schemes

Was asked: if he will reopen the targeted agricultural modernisation scheme in view of its importance to rural economies; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Schemes (TAMS) were suspended for new applications on 8 June 2011 pending the outcome of the comprehensive review of my Department’s expenditure which is curren...More Button

Written Answers - Beekeeping Industry

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 514 of 3 May 2011, the further progress that has been made regarding the permission to use alternative products to treat varroa mites such as those licensed in o...More Button

The response to Parliamentary Question No. 514 of 3 May 2011 refers. Currently, two products are authorised to control varroa in Irish honeybees. Since the beginning of May, my Department has identifi...More Button

Written Answers - Harbours and Piers

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to an application made to his Department by Waterford County Council in 2009 for €1.2 million for the repair of Helvic pier; if his further attention has been drawn to...More Button

The pier at Helvic is the property of Waterford County Council and responsibility for its repair and upkeep rests with the Local Authority in the first instance. My Department did receive an applicati...More Button

Written Answers - Aquaculture Licences

Was asked: when he expects an application for an aquaculture licence to be processed and a decision communicated to a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The application referred to is in respect of a site located within Ardgroom Harbour, Kenmare Bay which is designated as a Special Area of Conservation under the EU Habitats Directive (Natura 2000 site...More Button

Written Answers - Harbours and Piers

Was asked: if he will provide a detailed up-to-date report on the proposed pier for Cromane, County Kerry. More Button

Kerry County Council proposes to construct a new pier at Cromane. The proposed pier will be the property of that Local Authority who will be responsible for its development, maintenance and repair. M...More Button

Written Answers - Aquaculture Licences

Was asked: if he will provide an up-to-date list for May 2011 of all of the current offshore marine finfish aquaculture licences issued to operators here in tabular form; for each licence, if he will supply the...More Button

The very detailed information requested by the Deputy is not readily available in full. My Department’s records are currently being examined and a full reply will issue to the Deputy by my Department ...More Button

Was asked: if he will allow aquaculture activities to be carried out at an aquaculture site by a third party in view of the fact that the licensee is known to be a dissolved company (details supplied). More Button

Current legal advice available to my Department indicates that aquaculture licences held by dissolved companies are extinguished. Any aquaculture activity conducted by third parties can only occur wit...More Button

Written Answers - Fish Farming

Was asked: the total number of employees and full-time equivalent directly employed in salmon farming operations here in 2010; and the total harvested tonnage of farmed salmon here each year from 2007 to 2010. More Button

I am advised by BIM that they estimate full time equivalent (FTE) employment in salmon farming in 2010 at 303, with a further 424 FTE indirectly employed in support activities. BIM also advise that th...More Button

Written Answers - Fishing Industry Development

Was asked: the reason the Irish seafood development operational programme does not allow the Irish seafood processing sector to draw down funding from Axis 2 of the European Fisheries Fund, which provides for m...More Button

Financial support for the development of the seafood processing sector in accordance with Axis 2 of the European Fisheries Fund is presently provided under the Exchequer funded Irish Seafood National ...More Button

Written Answers - Aquaculture Licences

Was asked: the number of aquaculture licence applications currently with him; the length of time each application has been with the Department; and the number of jobs associated with all applications. More Button

There are 579 aquaculture licence applications awaiting determination — this consists of 308 applications for first time licences and 271 renewal applications. The timeframe for processing an applicat...More Button

Written Answers - Foreshore Licences

Was asked: the number of foreshore licence applications currently with him; the length of time each application has been with him and if he is satisfied with the record. More Button

Following enactment of the Foreshore and Dumping at Sea (Amendment) Act 2009, responsibility for all foreshore functions, with the exception of those relating to aquaculture, Fishery Harbour Centres a...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Properties

Was asked: the monetary level of commercial rates he pays on properties in Killybegs, County Donegal. More Button

My Department is not liable for commercial rates in respect of its property at Killybegs Fishery Harbour Centre.More Button

Written Answers - Afforestation Programme

Was asked: the number of acres applied for forestry premium by a person (details supplied) in County Cork; the number of acres rejected in this application and the acreage approved; and if he will make a statem...More Button

Approval of an application from the person named under the Afforestation Scheme issued in April 2010 for an area of 7.21 hectares. The application for payment in respect of the area actually planted,...More Button

Written Answers - Suckler Cow Quota

Was asked: if a decision has been made on an appeal against a decision to refuse a suckler cow grant in 2009 in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matt...More Button

The person named registered seventeen animals under the 2009 Suckler Welfare Scheme. The same weaning date was recorded in respect of all these calves and, therefore, these animals were rejected for p...More Button

Written Answers - Legislative Programme

Was asked: when he expects the Sea Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction (Amendment) Bill will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The Programme for Government committed to replacing the criminal sanctions system for minor fisheries offences with administrative sanction system to bring Ireland into line with other European juris...More Button

Written Answers - Milk Quota

Was asked: the requirements for a person (details supplied) in County Carlow to acquire milk quota. More Button

The primary means of acquiring milk quota is through the Milk Quota Trading Scheme. The Trading Scheme is run twice annually in respect of each Co-op collection area, and is comprised of a priority po...More Button

Written Answers - Regulatory Bodies

Was asked: if he has received an application from a company (details supplied) in County Cork to be regulated by his Department in respect of hygiene and animal by-products instead of being regulated by the loc...More Button

My Department has received an application for approval from the company in question. The application is currently under examination. In the meantime, the company remains under Local Authority approval...More Button


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