Single Payment Scheme Payments

Questions (167)

Heather Humphreys

Question:

167. Deputy Heather Humphreys asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Cavan will receive their single farm payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50951/13]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Processing of the application of the person named under the 2013 Single Payment Scheme has recently been finalised. Payment will shortly issue directly to the nominated bank account of the person named.

Rural Development Programme Funding

Questions (168)

Michael Creed

Question:

168. Deputy Michael Creed asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will provide information regarding the level of co-funding provided under Pillar 2 Rural Development Programme for the period 2007-13; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51012/13]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The table below sets out the measures funded under the Rural Development Programme 2007 – 2013 [RDP], including EAFRD funding and the corresponding national funding. The expenditure information is based on my Department’s quarterly returns to the European Commission and the table reflects the provisional estimates up to November 2013. The table does not include funds already committed but not as yet claimed.

Axis / Measure

Current

RDP

Allocation

EAFRD

Allocation

Total

Exchequer

Allocation

EAFRD

and

Exchequer

Expenditure

2007 - November 2013

[Provisional]

Of which

EAFRD

Spend

Of which

Exchequer

Spend

AXIS 1 – Competitiveness

Vocational training (REPS)

5,675,440

3,458,613

2,216,827

7,264,686

4,152,199

3,112,487

Installation Aid

12,261,081

7,471,903

4,789,178

12,892,430

6,504,938

6,387,792

Early Retirement

219,188,239

133,592,630

85,595,609

223,057,575

121,552,701

101,504,874

Farm Modernisation

154,570,446

92,992,230

61,578,216

86,100,160

52,390,925

33,709,235

TOTAL AXIS 1

391,695,206

237,515,376

154,179,830

329,314,851

184,600,763

144,714,388

Axis 2 – Environment and land management

Less Favoured Areas

1,617,984,198

634,141,309

983,842,889

1,439,685,535

791,827,045

647,858,490

Natura 2000

528,582,998

308,720,649

219,862,349

93,100,734

52,293,562

40,807,172

Agri-environment

1,922,493,570

1,058,314,930

864,178,640

1,951,417,512

1,090,070,162

861,347,350

TOTAL AXIS 2

4,069,060,766

2,001,176,888

2,067,883,878

3,484,203,781

1,934,190,769

1,550,013,012

Axis 3

Broadband

17,884,000

13,413,000

4,471,000

0

0

0

TOTAL AXIS 3

17,884,000

13,413,000

4,471,000

0

0

0

Axis 4

Competitiveness –

Food Projects.

5,000,000

4,250,000

750,000

248,620

211,327

37,293

Implementing

Local Development

Strategies – Quality of Life

265,470,511

182,632,819

82,837,692

153,249,782

108,750,578

44,499,204

Co-operation Projects

7,878,000

5,885,653

1,992,347

2,822,480

2,098,624

723,856

Running of LAGS

62,464,000

46,666,854

15,797,146

59,851,088

39,989,886

19,861,202

TOTAL AXIS 4

340,812,511

239,435,326

101,377,185

216,171,970

151,050,415

65,121,555

Axis 5 –

Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance

6,000,000

3,000,000

3,000,000

1,651,155

825,578

825,577

OVERALL RDP

4,825,452,483

2,494,540,590

2,330,911,893

4,031,341,757

2,270,667,525

1,760,674,232

Agriculture Schemes Payments

Questions (169)

Heather Humphreys

Question:

169. Deputy Heather Humphreys asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Cavan will receive their disadvantaged areas and single farm payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51024/13]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

As processing of the application of the person named under the 2013 Single Payment Scheme/ Disadvantaged Area Scheme is now completed, payments under both Schemes are due to issue shortly, directly to the nominated bank account of the person named.

Agriculture Schemes Payments

Questions (170)

Sean Conlan

Question:

170. Deputy Seán Conlan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason a person (details supplied) in County Monaghan has still not received their area aid payments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51033/13]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

As processing of the application of the person named under the 2013 Single Payment Scheme/Disadvantaged Area Scheme is now completed, payments under both Schemes are due to issue shortly, directly to the nominated bank account of the person named.

Feirmeoireacht Éisc

Questions (171)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Question:

171. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív den Aire Talmhaíochta, Bia agus Mara ag éirí as an bhfreagra a thug sé dom ar cheist 46509/13 an 5 Samhain 2013, an bhfuil cead ag aon chomhlacht bradáin a chur i gcliabhán éisc i gCuan Chill Chiaráin faoi láthair; agus mura bhfuil, an bhfuil sé i gceist aige stop a chur leis an obair atá ar bun le seachtain anuas ag cur éisc i gcliabháin sa gcuan [51035/13]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Tuigtear do mo Roinn go bhfuil an ghníomhaíocht dhobharshaothraithe a tharla le déanaí i gCuan Chill Chiaráin dá dtagraíonn an Teachta ag cloí le toilithe dobharshaothraithe i seilbh oibritheoir ceadúnaithe. Más mian leis an Teachta faisnéis níos mionsonraithe a chur ar fáil beidh mo Roinn sásta an t-ábhar a scrúdú tuilleadh.

Departmental Legal Costs

Questions (172)

Finian McGrath

Question:

172. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount that has been spent on legal costs, that is, fees, expenses and so on by his Department and agencies under his remit; if he will provide a breakdown of the individual agencies and costs incurred by them for the years 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. [51076/13]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

My Department generally avails of the legal services of the Chief State Solicitor’s Office, however, occasionally engages private Solicitor firms and Junior and Senior Counsel. Details of such engagements are provided in the table below.

With regards to the State Bodies under my Department’s remit, any legal costs are an operational matter for the State Bodies concerned.

Year

Name of Firm

Reason for procurement

Amount paid

(€)

2009

PP Ryan & Co. Solicitor

Legal Advice

185

-

Arthur Cox Solicitors

Legal advice on foreshore issues

125,790

-

Arthur Cox Solicitors

Professional Fees for advising DAFF on the release of restrictive covenants as to use of property located in Killybegs FHC

30,414

-

Martin E Marren Solicitors

Professional Fees re: Exchange of land at Rough Point.

3,645

-

Donnchadh McCarthy

Advice, Consultations, and Negotiations.

15,175

-

Dowling Kilpatrick

Swearing a variety of affidavits

246

-

Ted Harding

Advice, Consultations and Representation

12,393

-

Marjorie Farrelly

Advices, Consultation and Representation

4,084

-

Total for 2009

191,932

2010

PP Ryan & CO. Solicitor

Legal Advice

82,041

-

Martin E Marren Solicitors

Professional Fees re: Exchange of land at Rough Point.

24,612

-

D P Barry & Co

Professional Fees re Exchange of land at Rough Point.

3,600

-

Noel Whelan

Advices, Consultations and Representations

33,148

-

Dowling Kilpatrick

Swearing a variety of affidavits

262

-

Kennedy Fitzgerald Solicitor

Drafting summonses and attendance at Court

1,200

-

Total for 2010

144,863

2011

Rita Kilroy, S.C.

Attendance at a court case

150

-

Dowling Kilpatrick

Swearing affidavit

42

-

M.G. Ryan & Co. Solicitors

Legal fees

185,855

-

Colm Ó hOisín S.C.

Legal fees

43,560

-

Total for 2011

229,607

2012

Michael D Murray & Co, Solrs

Legal Fees: District Court Case Dept v Shannon Side Foods Ltd

4,674

-

Dowling Kilpatrick

Swearing a variety of affidavits

220

-

Total for 2012

4,894

Fishery Harbour Centres

Questions (173)

Terence Flanagan

Question:

173. Deputy Terence Flanagan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding the introduction of pay parking in Howth, County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51078/13]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The House will be aware that I have been considering introducing a charge for parking facilities within Howth Fishery Harbour Centre for some time. There are a broad range of factors and viewpoints to consider in coming to a decision, and I am reviewing all aspects of the matter at present.