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Wed, 15 Apr 2015

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Small and Medium Enterprises Supports

Terence Flanagan

216. Deputy Terence Flanagan asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will address a matter (details supplied) regarding credit for small businesses; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14009/15]

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Company Returns

Terence Flanagan

217. Deputy Terence Flanagan asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the position regarding audits (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14098/15]

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Action Plan for Jobs

Peadar Tóibín

218. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will provide, in tabular form, a list of the organisations that have made submissions to his Department on the proposed innovative manufacturing facility, as set out in the Action Plan for Jobs; if the Industrial Development Agency, Enterprise Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland have submitted their proposal for the establishment, governance and funding of the facility; and if he will provide details of the next steps for progressing this commitment. [14109/15]

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Action Plan for Jobs

Peadar Tóibín

219. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the criteria being used in the selection of the National Advanced Manufacturing Centre; the number that are proposed; if it will be on one site; when the decision will be made; when is it expected that the centre will be up and running; and the expected value of this centre to the regional economy. [14137/15]

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Work Permits Eligibility

James Bannon

220. Deputy James Bannon asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation his views on removing the position of chiropractor from the ineligible list of occupations for work permits; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14284/15]

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Work Permits Eligibility

James Bannon

221. Deputy James Bannon asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation his views on adding the position of chiropractor to the high-skilled occupation list; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14285/15]

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IDA Site Visits

Dara Calleary

222. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of site visits by IDA Ireland client or prospective client companies, in tabular form and on a county basis, for the first three months of 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14540/15]

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Employment Rights

Thomas P. Broughan

223. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will report on measures to tackle zero-hour contracts; when legislation will be brought before Dáil Éireann; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14681/15]

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Industrial Disputes

Michael Healy-Rae

224. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will intervene in a dispute in a company (details supplied) to reach a solution which would be acceptable to all parties involved; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14809/15]

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015

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EU Directives

Eric J. Byrne

225. Deputy Eric Byrne asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation to set out his plans to transpose the European Union directive on part-time work into Irish law; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14815/15]

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Industrial Disputes

Terence Flanagan

226. Deputy Terence Flanagan asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding collective bargaining; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14865/15]

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EU Programmes

Finian McGrath

227. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation to set out the reason for not implementing the social entrepreneurial axis under progress microfinance of the employment and social innovation programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14871/15]

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Irish Language

Seán Kyne

228. Deputy Seán Kyne asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation to set out his views on the type and extent of training being provided to the cohort of staff identified as proficient in providing services to members of the public who wish to transact with the Department through Irish. [14888/15]

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Local Enterprise Offices

Seán Kyne

229. Deputy Seán Kyne asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will report on the status and operation of the protocol between his Department and Údarás na Gaeltachta regarding the work of and supports provided by local enterprise offices in Gaeltacht areas. [14889/15]

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015

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Semi-State Bodies Dividends

Billy Timmins

230. Deputy Billy Timmins asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will provide a list of the semi-State commercial companies under his control; the policy of a dividend payment to the Exchequer from each company; the dividend paid by each company to the Exchequer for each year from 2000 to 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14967/15]

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015

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Bord na gCon Expenditure

Michael Healy-Rae

231. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will provide details on the total salaries being paid to the Irish Greyhound Board; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14618/15]

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Aquaculture Development

Clare Daly

232. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine in view of his acknowledgement that no radical change in the aquaculture sector was to be expected from the Seafood Development Programme 2007 to 2013 if he will refuse to continue to co-fund this policy, which cannot provide significant employment, has had sustained falls in production and is destructive to the environment, and to instead direct these resources into tourism and angling industries here, which have a proven record of job creation in coastal communities and serious potential for growth. [14922/15]

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Seirbhísí Farantóireachta

Éamon Ó Cuív

233. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív den Aire Talmhaíochta, Bia agus Mara cén réiteach fadtéarmach a dhéanfar chun páirceáil fheiliúnach a chur ar fáil saor in aisce d’oileánaigh i gcalafort Ros an Mhíl; agus an ndéanfaidh sé ráiteas ina thaobh. [13864/15]

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015

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Single Payment Scheme Applications

Noel Harrington

234. Deputy Noel Harrington asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to set out the position regarding a single farm payment for 2014 in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13878/15]

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Single Payment Scheme Eligibility

Charlie McConalogue

235. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to outline the outcome of a site inspection in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13880/15]

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015

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Common Fisheries Policy

Clare Daly

236. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if there is representation from environmental non-governmental organisations on the discard implementation group to advise on the issues arising in the effective implementation of the new policies; and if not, the reason for their exclusion, in view of the fact that under the new Common Fisheries Policy, stakeholders have a right of consultation when European Union countries decide the rules for fishermen in their region. [13892/15]

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Milk Supply Regulation

Brendan Griffin

237. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to explain the reason a person (details supplied) in County Kerry was disqualified as a milk supplier in the mid-1990s; and if he is satisfied that the case was handled correctly. [13895/15]

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Grassland Sheep Scheme Applications

Tom Fleming

238. Deputy Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will examine and expedite a payment under the grassland sheep scheme in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13907/15]

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Single Payment Scheme Appeals

Brendan Griffin

239. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if penalties applied to 2013 and 2014 single farm payments in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry will be reviewed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13912/15]

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Scéim um Roghanna Comhshaoil Talmhaíochta

Éamon Ó Cuív

240. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív den Aire Talmhaíochta, Bia agus Mara cén pionós faoin Scéim um Roghanna Comhshaoil Talmhaíochta atá curtha ar fheirmeoir i gContae na Gaillimhe (sonraí leis seo); cén fáth ar cuireadh pionós air; cén méid pionóis atá i gceist; agus an ndéanfaidh sé ráiteas ina thaobh. [13947/15]

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Scéim um Roghanna Comhshaoil Talmhaíochta

Éamon Ó Cuív

241. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív den Aire Talmhaíochta, Bia agus Mara cén uair a dhéanfar íocaíocht faoin Scéim um Roghanna Comhshaoil Talmhaíochta le feirmeoir i gContae na Gaillimhe (sonraí leis seo); cén fáth a bhfuil moill ar an íocaíocht seo; agus an ndéanfaidh sé ráiteas ina thaobh. [13948/15]

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Basic Payment Scheme Eligibility

Martin Ferris

242. Deputy Martin Ferris asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to set out his plans to adopt Article 4(1)(h) of European Union Regulation 1307/2013 to help flexibility, standards and objective criteria regarding land eligibility in marginal land, commonages and hill areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13967/15]

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Rural Development Programme

Finian McGrath

243. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if applications are open for the recently announced €200 million fund by the European Union Commissioner, Mr Phil Hogan, for Irish farmers and agri- and rural businesses; and the process to apply. [13977/15]

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Food Safety Standards Regulation

Clare Daly

244. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will prohibit the use of glyphosate herbicide as a result of its toxic impact. [13981/15]

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Single Payment Scheme Eligibility

Michael Creed

245. Deputy Michael Creed asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to explain the reason a person (details supplied) has been the subject of a €1,300 fine under the single farm payment for 2013; if the original notification of alleged over-claim was the subject of a formal appeal by that person's agent; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13989/15]

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Rural Development Programme

Gabrielle McFadden

246. Deputy Gabrielle McFadden asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when the European Commission is launching its roadshow to explain the workings of a new guarantee system to ensure access to credit for farmers as a result of a new memorandum of understanding agreed between the European Union and the European Investment Bank; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14000/15]

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Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments

Michael Ring

247. Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to explain the reason an overpayment under the disadvantaged areas scheme 2013 has been notified to a person (details supplied) in County Mayo, following a review by his Department; if the person has an option to seek a review of the overpayment notification; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14013/15]

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Ministerial Appointments

Martin Ferris

248. Deputy Martin Ferris asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to set out his views on the statement by the Minister of State with responsibility for rural affairs to the Joint Committee on Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht to the effect that she was recently assigned to the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government; and the person who assigned the Minister of State. [14016/15]

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Forestry Premium Payments

Áine Collins

249. Deputy Áine Collins asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Cork will receive a forestry premium payment. [14023/15]

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Departmental Funding

Michael McCarthy

250. Deputy Michael McCarthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to outline the funding allocated in respect of an organisation (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14025/15]

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Single Payment Scheme Appeals

Charlie McConalogue

251. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the outcome of an appeal under the 2013 single payment scheme in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14069/15]

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Single Payment Scheme Appeals

Charlie McConalogue

252. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the outcome of a review under the 2014 single payment scheme in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14070/15]

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Single Payment Scheme Eligibility

Charlie McConalogue

253. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the outcome of an on-site visit under the 2013 single payment scheme in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14072/15]

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Single Payment Scheme Eligibility

Brendan Griffin

254. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on correspondence regarding entitlements in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14079/15]

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Basic Payment Scheme Eligibility

Finian McGrath

255. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will take Article 4.1.H of Pillar 1 legislation into consideration, which allows for local conditions and so on to be taken into consideration where grasses and herbaceous forage are not predominant (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14105/15]

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Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments

Paul Connaughton

256. Deputy Paul J. Connaughton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason a payment under the agri-environment options scheme for 2014 was not paid in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Galway; when payment will issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14123/15]

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Departmental Legal Cases

Thomas P. Broughan

257. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his Department's position on proposals made by a company (details supplied) in County Dublin; and his plans to support smoked fish production and other similar initiatives at Howth Harbour in County Dublin. [14130/15]

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Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Tony McLoughlin

258. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the protection measures currently being discussed by his Department and European Union agriculture officials to protect Irish consumers from inferior agriculture products during the negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14136/15]

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Irish Language

Terence Flanagan

259. Deputy Terence Flanagan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the steps being taken to promote the use of Irish in his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14168/15]

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Aquaculture Data

Martin Ferris

260. Deputy Martin Ferris asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of aquaculture operations that exist on land in this State; the location of same; the number of persons who are employed in them; the species that are being farmed; and the criteria for licensing them. [14226/15]

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Nitrates Usage

Dan Neville

261. Deputy Dan Neville asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding nitrates regulations and penalties being imposed in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14261/15]

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Single Payment Scheme Data

Robert Troy

262. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of farmers in counties Longford and Westmeath in receipt of the single farm payment; and the percentage these farmers were under in 2014, for example €10,000 to €20,000, €20,001 to €30,000, €30,001 to €40,000, €40,001 to €50,000, €50,001 to €60,000 and so on. [14298/15]

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GLAS Data

Éamon Ó Cuív

263. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of fully completed applications under the green low-carbon agri-environment scheme received to date, under each tier; the average proposed grant per annum being sought in each case; if he will provide a breakdown per county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14327/15]

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GLAS Administration

Éamon Ó Cuív

264. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the steps he is taking to facilitate all commonage farmers who wish to submit an application under the green low-carbon agri-environment scheme, tier 1, by the deadline of 3 July 2015, considering no planners have yet been approved by his Department to complete the commonage management plans, as is mandatory under the scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14354/15]

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GLAS Payments

Éamon Ó Cuív

265. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine in view of the fact that the deadline for applications under the green low-carbon agri-environment scheme is 22 May 2015, if he will guarantee that all applicants who have initiated their application by then will receive their first payments before the end of 2015; and if not, the timeframe for payments over the lifetime of the scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14355/15]

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Beef Exports

Éamon Ó Cuív

266. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will account for recent reports that Irish beef exports to the United States of America are unlikely to hit targets set by him, until a licence is extended to include Irish manufactured mince beef; if he will apply for such a licence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14356/15]

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Farm Safety Scheme

Éamon Ó Cuív

267. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the farm safety campaigns that are planned with the Health and Safety Authority, in view of the fact that leading industry experts have expressed concern about the likely increase in farm accident numbers, given that milk production is forecast to increase by 50% by 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14357/15]

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Agriculture Scheme Eligibility

Éamon Ó Cuív

268. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the provisions that are being made for the many old young farmers who established their holding before 2008, referred to as the forgotten farmers in relation to applying to the national reserve and targeted agricultural modernisation scheme; if he has had discussions with the European Commission regarding designating such persons as a disadvantaged group or force majeure case; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14358/15]

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Éamon Ó Cuív

269. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on a recent European Commission report which recommended reducing the Irish beef herd by 35% and the dairy herd by 5.5%, in order for Ireland to comply with European Union 2030 greenhouse gas emission targets; the effect this would have on the output and profitability of Irish farming; the position he will take at the 2015 United Nations climate conference in Paris, France; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14359/15]

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Departmental Schemes

Éamon Ó Cuív

270. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine in view of the deferral announced by European Union Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Phil Hogan, for the milk superlevy, the payment schemes his Department will put in place for affected dairy farmers, for the period 2015 to 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14360/15]

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Alternative Energy Projects

Éamon Ó Cuív

271. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the discussions he has had with the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, in relation to the development of the biogas industry from agricultural waste, in view of its potential to the Irish economy, fuel imports reduction and greenhouse gas emissions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14361/15]

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Beef Data Programme

Áine Collins

272. Deputy Áine Collins asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Cork will be paid in full for 2013 under the beef data programme; the options available to this person at this stage to avail of the 2014 beef data programme; and if he will ensure that this person receives the 2015 application form. [14382/15]

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Fisheries Protection

Patrick O'Donovan

273. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 265 of 10 March 2015 and a meeting officials of his Department had with a person (details supplied) in County Wexford, and in view of the fact he stated that the issues which the person had raised in connection with this policy are complex and are currently being examined in his Department, when this person will have a full reply; the outstanding issues; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14407/15]

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Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments

Michael Ring

274. Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive payments under the agri-environment options scheme; the reason for the delay in payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14424/15]

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Agriculture Scheme Payments

Michael Ring

275. Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when persons (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive payment under the single payment scheme and the disadvantaged areas scheme for 2014 following the submission of their application online. [14425/15]

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Tuberculosis Eradication Programme Administration

Willie Penrose

276. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he is aware of the impact the recent announcement of an amendment to the tuberculosis eradication movement regulations will have upon general farm husbandry; if, in this context, he will indicate the reason he failed to have inclusive negotiations with the farming organisations to ensure the practical consequences of such regulations would be fully evaluated before being implemented; if same will be reviewed in this context; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14434/15]

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Beef Data Programme

Tom Fleming

277. Deputy Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when the beef genomics scheme will be initiated; in view of the importance of a thriving suckler cow herd, if he will consider increasing the subsidy per cow to €200 as an incentive and viability measure; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14437/15]

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Beef Industry

Tom Fleming

278. Deputy Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the current status of the beef forum; when the forum will be at its full implementation level; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14438/15]

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Superlevy Fine

Tom Fleming

279. Deputy Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will, in conjunction with the European Commission, minimise the financial impact on dairy farmers who are burdened with superlevy charges; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14440/15]

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Dairy Sector

Tom Fleming

280. Deputy Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when the proposed dairy forum will be set up; the stakeholders who will be represented on this forum; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14441/15]

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Farmers Charter Review

Tom Fleming

281. Deputy Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the progress update on the negotiations for a new charter of rights for farmers; if simplification of the Common Agricultural Policy scheme, a more farmer friendly implementation of the scheme and a more effective appeals system will be incorporated into the new charter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14483/15]

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Basic Payment Scheme

Patrick O'Donovan

282. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine in the event of farmers adding a son or daughter to their herd number, if this is treated as a transfer of 50% of the basic payment scheme entitlements from the parent to the child, under the 2015 basic payment scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14511/15]

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Dairy Equipment Scheme Applications

Noel Coonan

283. Deputy Noel Coonan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when an application under the dairy equipment scheme will be finalised in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14525/15]

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Animal Welfare

Michael Fitzmaurice

284. Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 101 of 17 December 2014 and subsequent correspondence (details supplied), if he will ask the European Commission to re-assess its advice in respect of Article 7 of European Union Regulation No. 576/2013; if he will seek to have Ireland and the United Kingdom placed on the list of member states that are authorised to conclude mutual agreements to derogate from certain conditions of the regulations on the basis that they have equivalent favourable status with regard to rabies; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14528/15]

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Forestry Grants

Áine Collins

285. Deputy Áine Collins asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding an application for a forestry road grant in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [14532/15]

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GLAS Eligibility

Éamon Ó Cuív

286. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the presence of any heather in a parcel of land makes it ineligible for inclusion as low input permanent pasture for the purposes of the green low-carbon agri-environment scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14534/15]

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GLAS Eligibility

Brendan Griffin

287. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a person (details supplied) in County Kerry will be permitted to transfer from the agri-environment options scheme 3 to the green low-carbon agri-environment scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14543/15]

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Departmental Funding

Thomas Pringle

288. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the way in which the €241 million development programme for the seafood sector will develop added-value seafood processing in Donegal; the way the funding will be spent protecting vulnerable coastal communities highly dependent on fisheries; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14550/15]

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Fishery Harbour Centres

Michael Healy-Rae

289. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding the tendering process in respect of a lease (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14552/15]

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Control of Dogs

Clare Daly

290. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 349 of 24 March 2015 and in view of the subsequent meeting between his Department and the Irish Greyhound Board, where representatives of the board indicated they were negotiating exemptions on the BAL AI certificates and microchipping, if he will confirm that no exemptions will be made for any breed of dog. [14555/15]

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Basic Payment Scheme Eligibility

Joe Carey

291. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the criteria whereby a farmer can participate in his Department's basic payment scheme in 2015, for the first time; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14568/15]

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Fisheries Offences

Martin Ferris

292. Deputy Martin Ferris asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of non-Irish vessels that have received penalty points in Irish waters in 2014 and from January to March 2015. [14590/15]

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Fisheries Offences

Martin Ferris

293. Deputy Martin Ferris asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of Irish vessels that received penalty points in Irish waters in 2014 and from January to March 2015. [14591/15]

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Forestry Management

Anne Ferris

294. Deputy Anne Ferris asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will explain the policy of Coillte regarding the management of tree-felling operations in scenic areas of high ecotourism value, and the obligations of Coillte regarding planning permission, environmental impact assessment and appropriate assessment of protected habitats, particularly in relation to the Mullacor Mountain (details supplied) in Glendalough in County Wicklow; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14624/15]

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Farmers Charter Review

Pat Deering

295. Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the progress made with the new charter of rights for farmers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14666/15]

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015

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Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments

Patrick O'Donovan

296. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 255 of 27 January 2015, if he will clarify a matter regarding entitlements (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14671/15]

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Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments

Paul Connaughton

297. Deputy Paul J. Connaughton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Galway will receive a payment under the agri-environment options scheme; the reason for the delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14694/15]

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015

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Animal Identification Schemes

Michael Healy-Rae

298. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding purchasing calf tags in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14699/15]

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015

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Forestry Grants

Michael Moynihan

299. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to put a forestry grant in place to assist farmers in planting new trees to replace those that were knocked during the storm of February 2014. [14738/15]

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015

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Agriculture Scheme Applications

Pat Breen

300. Deputy Pat Breen asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when payments under the disadvantaged areas scheme and the agri-environment options scheme will issue in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Clare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14743/15]

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Single Payment Scheme Appeals

Michael Creed

301. Deputy Michael Creed asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will review the payments and penalties in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork under the 2013 single payment scheme, with a view to calculating the correct penalty on that person's application under the agri-environment options scheme [14745/15]

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Single Payment Scheme Applications

Michael Healy-Rae

302. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding an application under the single farm payment in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14746/15]

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Bovine Disease Controls

Michael Creed

303. Deputy Michael Creed asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if herdowners with animals that have tested positive for bovine viral diarrhoea are legally obliged to dispose of these animals; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14752/15]

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Forestry Grants

Pat Breen

304. Deputy Pat Breen asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a forestry application will be processed in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Clare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14755/15]

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015

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Fish Landings

Clare Daly

305. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the steps he has taken in relation to the information which was brought to his attention regarding the systematic and regular incidence of black fish being landed on a weekly basis in Castletownbere in County Cork and no action being taken against those responsible. [14771/15]

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Animal Welfare Bodies

Clare Daly

306. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to re-open discussions with the Irish Seal Sanctuary, and to support it in view of the fact that it has its CHY number back; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14798/15]

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Direct Payment Scheme

Joe Carey

307. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the skillset and qualifications available to the inspectorate of his Department for those charged with the carrying out of ground inspection visits of commonage type land, in determining its eligibility for payment under the schemes administered by his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14801/15]

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Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments

Michael Ring

308. Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a reply will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Mayo. [14812/15]

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015

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Single Payment Scheme Eligibility

Michael Healy-Rae

309. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views that the €40,000 ceiling is preventing farmers from getting into the new single payment scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14848/15]

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015

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Aquaculture Development

Clare Daly

310. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 293 of 10 March 2015, in which he acknowledged that no radical change in the aquaculture sector was to be expected from the Seafood Development Programme 2007 to 2013, the reason he is continuing with this policy of directing scarce resources into an industry that cannot, and will not, provide significant direct employment, that is dividing communities, that is destructive to the environment, and that is clearly in decline. [14916/15]

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Aquaculture Licence Applications

Clare Daly

311. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 290 of 10 March 2015, the experts from whom he is seeking the very detailed scientific and environmental advice on the Galway Bay licence application; the way this advice will relate to advice from the Marine Institute on the application; and if the advice sought relates only to the Galway Bay application. [14917/15]

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Aquaculture Licence Applications

Clare Daly

312. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 291 of 10 March 2015, how the way in which he and his Department act as aquaculture licence regulators and decision makers for the Shot Head licence application could be in any way deemed transparent and independent, in view of the detailed contacts that his Department has had with the applicant company. [14918/15]

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Aquaculture Data

Clare Daly

313. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the annual production outturn for marine finish aquaculture and, separately, for marine shellfish aquaculture for each of the years 2004 to 2014, inclusive. [14919/15]

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015

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Aquaculture Data

Clare Daly

314. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of persons directly employed in the operation of marine salmon farms; if the employment is seasonal; and if employment is full-time or part-time. [14920/15]

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015

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Sea Lice Controls

Clare Daly

315. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine in view of the dramatic increase in sea lice infestation in certain marine salmon farms, if he regards his Department's sea lice management programme as adequate; and the specific measures he is taking to tackle this increase which is causing so much damage to wild salmon. [14921/15]

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