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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 14 December 2021

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Questions (759)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

759. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason he has not replied to correspondence from a farmer (detailed supplied) which is of the most serious nature on concerns regarding the forced closure of their business; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [61123/21]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The correspondence referred to was received by my office on 18th November and it was acknowledged. All requests for meetings are considered and when a feasible date to hold a meeting is identified this is offered to the requesters.

The current Programme for Government contains a commitment to prohibit fur farming in Ireland and Department officials have been working on appropriate steps to give effect to this. A series of meetings with the fur farm operators and their representatives have been held in this regard. There has also been on-going correspondence and dialogue between the two parties

This particular correspondence is being given detailed attention and will receive a reply shortly.

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