Coveney, Simon

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 741 No. 3

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Order of Business

Question put: “That the proposal for dealing with No. 1, Second Stage of the Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2011 be agreed to.”
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European Defence Agency Projects: Motion

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Written Answers - Tourism Promotion

Was asked: if steps can be taken to provide for a tourism remit at Howth Harbour in order to increase the potential for tourism at the harbour, while not undermining the harbour as a working area; and if he wil...More Button

Howth Fishery Harbour Centre is one of the six Fishery Harbour Centres as set out in the Fishery Harbour Centres Act 1968 (as amended). The Act identifies the promotion and development of Sea Fishing...More Button

Written Answers - Grant Payments

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 783 and 784 of 14 September 2011, the basis on which it was decided that no registration of the herd number should take place pending clarification of the issu...More Button

As outlined in my reply to a question from the Deputy on 20th July 2011, a copy of the death certificate of the person in whose name the herdnumber was registered was received by my Department on 9th ...More Button

Was asked: the overpayment now due to his Department for all the relevant years in relation to the single farm payment scheme in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Galway; and if he will make a st...More Button

Under the provisions of the governing EU Regulations, payments under the Single Farm Payment may be made only in respect of eligible land. Applicants under the Scheme are obliged annually to declare t...More Button

Was asked: the reason for the delay in paying the 2010 balancing payment of the REP scheme; and the number of applicants that have yet to receive this payment. More Button

REPS 4 is a measure under the Rural Development Programme, 2007-13 and is subject to EU Regulations which require that detailed administrative checks on all applications to be completed before payment...More Button

Was asked: the reason for the delay in payment of the balance of the 2010 REP scheme to a person (details supplied) in County Waterford; and if he will expedite payment. More Button

The person named commenced REPS 4 in January 2010 and 75% of the first year payment issued for the amount of €10,416.57 on 31st March 2011. An area based discrepancy was subsequently discovered follo...More Button

Written Answers - Animal Breeding Regulations

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 763 of 14 September 2011, if regulations governing scrapie will be eased; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Regulation (EC) 999/2001 as amended by regulation (EC) 727/2007 requires the annual testing of both sheep presented for human consumption and fallen sheep over 18 months of age. In 2007 the Commission...More Button

Written Answers - Grant Payments

Was asked: his views on the concern that farmers have when picking a reference year for entitlements (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

There are as yet no official proposals from the European Commission on the CAP post 2013 arrangements. It is expected that a first draft of a legal text will be available in mid October following whi...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Staff

Was asked: the number of employees in his Department who have expressed an interest in retiring ahead of the changes to the public sector pension schemes that are to come into force in 2012; and if he will make...More Button

To date over 400 requests for estimates of retirement benefits have been received in the Pensions Section of my Department since early January 2011. Approximately, 63 staff under 65 years have retired...More Button

Written Answers - Industrial Relations

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) will be paid in relation to a Labour Court finding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The question deals with matters relating to the day-to-day functioning of Teagasc and is one in which I have no direct responsibility. Teagasc has advised that they are reviewing the case file and the...More Button

Written Answers - Food Exports

Was asked: his plans to increase the amount of exports of Irish produce (details supplied) to the BRIC countries; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I would inform the Deputy that there has already been a substantial increase in the value of agricultural exports to BRICs countries over the past two years. Total exports of agricultural products to...More Button

Written Answers - Grant Payments

Was asked: the reason area based payments have not been paid to a person (details supplied) in County Mayo. More Button

Payments under the 2011 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme began issuing on 22 September 2011 and I am pleased to note that the application of the person named has been fully processed and that payment has is...More Button

Was asked: when will the first applicants who have applied for grant aid in respect of sheep fencing and mobile handling units receive payment in view of the many applicants that have applied; and if he will ma...More Button

The process of issuing approvals to all eligible applicants under the Sheep Fencing/Handling Scheme is now well-advanced within my Department. Under the terms of the Scheme, farmers have a period of t...More Button

Written Answers - Sea Fisheries Control

Was asked: if he has plans to amend the rules regarding the transport of pelagic fish more than 100 km; if these will be replaced by a system in which a Sea Fisheries Protection Authority officer would inspect ...More Button

Operational aspects in relation to sea fisheries control operations are a matter for the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA). I have asked the SFPA to respond directly to the Deputy.More Button

Written Answers - Grant Payments

Was asked: if a payment under the disadvantaged grassland sheep scheme to a person (details supplied) in Roscommon will be based on 2005 numbers or depleted 2009 numbers; the reason for this decision; and if he...More Button

Applicants under the Grassland Sheep Scheme are required, inter alia, to submit an appropriately completed Sheep Census to my Department, payment being confined to the breeding ewes held by the applic...More Button

Written Answers - EU Directives

Was asked: if he will accede to requests from the Irish Farmers’ Association that he does not allow Ireland’s compliance with EU directives on wetlands to introduce new unworkable levels of bureaucracy and addi...More Button

The European Court of Justice in 2006 found that Ireland was non-compliant in the manner that the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive (85/337/EEC), as amended, was transposed into Irishlaw...More Button

Written Answers - Veterinary Laboratories

Was asked: the way he will subsidise farmers in County Donegal availing of laboratory facilities in the Six Counties as is the case for farmers based in the Six Counties More Button

My Department’s Regional Veterinary Laboratory in Sligo offers a subsidised veterinary laboratory diagnostic service to the farming community of the North West — any herdowner in Co Donegal is entitle...More Button

Written Answers - Animal Welfare

Was asked: when he will ban fur factory farming. More Button

It is my intention to publish an Animal Health and Welfare Bill this year. However, as the Deputy will be aware the Bill is a complex one and will require extensive work in conjunction with the Offic...More Button

Written Answers - Grant Payments

Was asked: if an application for the transfer of entitlements has been processed in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The person named became the registered owner of her late mother’s herd number on 8 January 2010. However she did not submit an application to transfer the Single Payment entitlements held by her late...More Button

Written Answers - Bovine Disease Controls

Was asked: if he will review a matter (details supplied) regarding farm-to-farm permits. More Button

The position is that certain bovine animals are required to have a blood test for brucellosis within the 60 day period prior to movement. A certificate of compliance (farm to farm movement cert) is i...More Button

Written Answers - Grant Payments

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Cork will be paid the balance of their 2009 suckler cow welfare grant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The person named registered 33 animals under the 2009 Suckler Welfare Scheme. Payment has not issued as information has not been received in respect of the measures required to be carried out under t...More Button

Was asked: when payment for area aid for 2011 will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The application under the 2011 Single Payment Scheme/Disadvantaged Areas Scheme received from the person named on 12 April 2011 has been fully processed. Payment under the Disadvantaged Areas Scheme i...More Button

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive their disadvantaged area aid payment for 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

An application under the Single Payment Scheme/Disadvantaged Areas Scheme was received from the person named on 14 May 2011. This application was selected for and was the subject of a Ground Eligibil...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Staff

Was asked: the Civil Service circular No. 28, if he will provide a list of the current pay of each senior civil servant from higher executive officer to Secretary General in his Department broken down by grade;...More Button

There are 459 civil servants employed in my Department from Higher Executive Officer to Secretary General. Detailed below is a breakdown of those grades, giving the numbers per grade and the salary p...More Button

Written Answers - Grant Payments

Was asked: the reason single farm payment has not issued in respect of persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

An application under the 2010 Single Payment Scheme was received from the person named on 12 May 2010. Payments under the Single Payment Scheme issued to the person named on 9 November 2010 (advance ...More Button

Was asked: the reason headage payment for sheep has not issued in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Applicants under the Grassland Sheep Scheme are required, inter alia, to submit an appropriately completed Sheep Census to my Department, payment being confined to the breeding ewes held by the applic...More Button

Was asked: the reason for the delay in the single farm payment in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

An application under the Single Payment Scheme/Disadvantaged Areas Scheme was received from the person named on the 16 May 2011. The 50% advance payment under the 2011 Single Payment Scheme is not du...More Button

Was asked: when payment of the 2010 agri-environment option scheme will issue in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The person named has been approved for participation in the AEOS scheme with effect from the 1st December 2010. Under the EU Regulations governing the Scheme and other area-based payment schemes, a...More Button

Written Answers - Íocaíocht Deontais

Was asked: cén uair a dhéanfar cinneadh maidir le híocaíocht REPS 2010 do dhuine i mo dháilcheantar (sonraí leis seo); agus an ndéanfaidh sé ráiteas ina thaobh. More Button

Thosaigh an duine ainmnithe Scéim um Chaomhnú an Chomhshaoil Faoin Tuath 4 (REPS 4) i mí an Mheithimh 2009 agus fuair séíocaíocht iomlán don chéad bhliain dá chonartha. Eisíodh 75% den íocaíocht de €1...More Button

Written Answers - Grant Payments

Was asked: the reason for delay in rectifying a single farm payment in respect of a person (details supplied); if the matter will be dealt with now as a priority; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

An application under the 2011 Single Payment Scheme/Disadvantaged Areas Scheme was received from the person named on 12 April 2011. During the processing of the application an over-claim was identifie...More Button

Was asked: when the remainder of the REP scheme payment will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Cork. More Button

The person named commenced REPS 4 in June 2009 and has received full payment for the first year of their contract. In addition, 75% of the second year payment issued for the amount of €6131.10 on 23r...More Button

Was asked: if he will approve a late payment under the 2009 suckler welfare scheme to a person (details supplied) in County Cork. More Button

The person named registered 13 beef breed animals in 2009. One animal is not eligible for payment as the dam was slaughtered before the required measures were carried out on the calf. Payment in respe...More Button

Written Answers - Milk Quota

Was asked: the position regarding an application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Clare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Allocations of milk quota from the National Reserve are granted on the basis of recommendations from the Milk Quota Appeals Tribunal. The Tribunal examines and makes recommendations on applications f...More Button

Was asked: the position regarding an application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Clare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Allocations of milk quota from the National Reserve are granted on the basis of recommendations from the Milk Quota Appeals Tribunal. The Tribunal examines and makes recommendations on applications f...More Button

Written Answers - Disadvantaged Areas Scheme

Was asked: the reason overpayments are now requested from a person (details supplied) in County Galway over a two year period; if there is commonage lands involved; if his attention has been drawn to the fact t...More Button

The person named claims on a number of commonage parcels; as part of the ongoing review of eligible areas, all commonages in the country have been examined, with a view to identifying and removing ine...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Strategy Statements

Was asked: if his Department has submitted a strategy statement to him, as specified under the 1997 Public Service Management Act and if so, will he publish the statement. More Button

As required under the Public Service Management Act, 1997, my Department has submitted to me a Strategy Statement for the period 2011-2014. Once the Strategy Statement has been submitted to Governmen...More Button

Written Answers - Onshore Exploration

Was asked: if he will allow gas exploration companies to utilise Coillte Teoranta lands in the north-west. More Button

Coillte Teoranta was established as a private commercial company under the Forestry Act, 1988 and day-to-day operational matters, such as the management and utilisation of its lands, are the responsib...More Button

Written Answers - Bovine Disease Controls

Was asked: the cost to the State since the introduction of schemes to eradicate TB and brucellosis; if he is satisfied that these schemes are effective; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The information sought by the Deputy is not readily available and it would place excessive demands on scarce staff resources in the Department to compile this data. I should explain, however, that the...More Button


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