Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (1034)

Matt Carthy

Question:

1034. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if construction in the interests of animal welfare or the essential operation of a farm are permissible under the current level 5 restrictions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7324/21]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

In the interests of public health, the Government decided on 26th January, that the Level 5 restrictions, introduced on 31st December 2020, will now stay in place until at least 5 March 2021.

This means that construction, apart from certain exceptions listed here on Gov.ie must remain closed. Essential repairs may be permissible where this is necessary for animal welfare reasons. Where alternative arrangements to manage animal welfare are available, the works should not proceed.