Written Answers. - Arable Land.

Noel Dempsey

Question:

86 Mr. Dempsey asked the Taoiseach the area of arable land in each county. [17007/96]

The latest available estimates of arable land for each county is from the June 1995 agricultural postal survey conducted by the Central Statistics Office. Final estimates from this survey were published on 28 May 1996 showing the total area in hectares of arable land in each county on 1 June 1995 as follows:

County

Arable Area

('000 hectares)

Carlow

27.8

Dublin

25.8

Kildare

41.8

Kilkenny

37.3

Laoighis

28.2

Longford

4.8

Louth

26.6

Meath

50.2

Offaly

19.7

Westmeath

12.8

Wexford

77.1

Wicklow

24.2

Clare

10.1

Cork

114.6

Kerry

21.9

Limerick

16.6

Tipperary NR

22.3

Tipperary SR

24.7

Waterford

22.9

Galway

32.2

Leitrim

2.8

Mayo

16.4

Roscommon

10.7

Sligo

4.4

Cavan

11.1

Donegal

26.1

Monaghan

10.4

State

723.6