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Agriculture Industry

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 14 December 2021

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Questions (758)

Michael Healy-Rae


758. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason his officials have not followed up on their commitment to meet with a farmer (details supplied) with regard to the forced closure of their industry as they had committed to; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [61121/21]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

My officials have, at all times, ensured that the person named and indeed all the mink farmers have been briefed and kept up to date on all aspects regarding the cessation of mink farming. Since the last meeting on 15th October 2021, two letters have been issued to the fur farmers and their representatives on 10th and 29th November 2021. In the intervening period, my officials have also been in contact by phone and email.

It is the intention to meet with the mink farmers again when the Regulations are further advanced.