Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (1000)

Niamh Smyth


1000. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6698/21]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Since November 2020, there have been four cases of Avian Influenza H5N8 in wild birds in county Monaghan, all in the Ballybay area. There have been no cases of Avian Influenza H5N8 in poultry or captive birds in county Monaghan.

In total, Avian Influenza H5N8 has been confirmed in 27 wild birds in counties Limerick, Cork, Mayo, Monaghan, Kildare, Wicklow, Louth, Cavan and Donegal in bird species including peregrine falcon, curlew, mute swan, whooper swan, barnacle goose and cormorant.

In addition, one case of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N3 was confirmed in two knot birds in county Louth.