Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Questions (405)

Denise Mitchell

Question:

405. Deputy Denise Mitchell asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the contribution made to the World Organisation for Animal Health in each of the years 2015 to 2018, respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40980/18]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The OIE is the global standard setting body in respect of animal health and animal welfare. Its membership comprises 181 countries from around the world. In the years 2015 and 2016 Ireland's annual subscription was €102,765. In 2017 the annual subscription was €123,315. In 2018 this contribution increased to €126,150.

Separately, my Department entered into a commitment to fund an additional €75,000 per year in the period 2017-20 with a view to supporting the OIE's activities to enhance animal welfare worldwide.