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Thu, 15 Jul 2021

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Common Agricultural Policy

Matt Carthy

1. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the planned framework for developing the CAP strategic plan; the redistributive measures he plans to pursue within the flexibilities provided; and if he plans to submit the plan to the Houses of the Oireachtas for amendment or approval. [38153/21]

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Thu, 15 Jul 2021

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Horticulture Sector

Matt Carthy

3. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to address the emergency situation in the horticulture and mushroom sector due to peat shortages. [38154/21]

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Thu, 15 Jul 2021

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Gender Equality

Matt Carthy

15. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the articles of the new CAP he plans to avail of in order to increase the number of female farmers in Ireland, the additional measures he plans to put in place in order to address the low level of female farm ownership and the manner and type of supports that will be provided. [38159/21]

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Forestry Sector

Matt Carthy

18. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the planned timeline to complete and publish an external review of the forestry licensing process. [38155/21]

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Thu, 15 Jul 2021

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Agriculture Industry

Matt Carthy

65. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he plans to introduce measures to develop and expand the hemp sector in Ireland. [38157/21]

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Thu, 15 Jul 2021

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Agriculture Industry

Matt Carthy

68. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans for the future of the Beef Market Taskforce; and the consideration he has given to extending the remit of the taskforce in order to secure a fair price for beef farmers. [38158/21]

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Thu, 15 Jul 2021

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Organic Farming

Matt Carthy

78. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount of agricultural land in the State that was in organic production or conversion to organic production at the beginning of 2021; the amount in production or conversion to date; and the target output by the end of 2021. [38156/21]

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Wed, 14 Jul 2021

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Tax Yield

Matt Carthy

90. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Finance the amount of funding raised to date through the application of the carbon tax on green diesel used by agricultural contractors; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38452/21]

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Wed, 14 Jul 2021

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Citizens Information Services

Matt Carthy

241. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Social Protection the estimated cost to increase the amount of income disregarded in respect of the farm assist scheme from 30% to 40%, 50%, 60% and 70%, respectively. [38453/21]

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Wed, 14 Jul 2021

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Agriculture Schemes

Matt Carthy

456. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of participants in the BEEP-s scheme in 2020 receiving payments for 1 to 100, respectively for a cow and calf pair by county in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38464/21]

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Wed, 14 Jul 2021

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Agriculture Schemes

Matt Carthy

457. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of participants in the BEEP-s scheme; the average payment by county in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38465/21]

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Wed, 14 Jul 2021

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Agriculture Schemes

Matt Carthy

458. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of participants in the sheep welfare scheme in 2020, by county; the average payment received in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38466/21]

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Wed, 14 Jul 2021

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Agriculture Schemes

Matt Carthy

459. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the estimated cost of increasing the sheep welfare payment by €1, €2, €3, €4, €5, €7 and €10, respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38467/21]

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Wed, 14 Jul 2021

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Agriculture Schemes

Matt Carthy

460. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount allocated and the outturn by county of the organic farming scheme 2015 to date in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38468/21]

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Wed, 14 Jul 2021

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Organic Farming

Matt Carthy

461. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount of land in organic production or in conversion by year since 2016 to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38469/21]

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Wed, 14 Jul 2021

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Organic Farming

Matt Carthy

462. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the targets he has set with regard to organic farming; the progress that has been made to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38470/21]

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Wed, 14 Jul 2021

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Organic Farming

Matt Carthy

463. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of participants in the organic farming scheme; the average payment and average holding size by county in each of the years 2016 to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38471/21]

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Wed, 14 Jul 2021

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Agriculture Schemes

Matt Carthy

464. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the estimated costs of providing 1,000, 2,000, 2,500 and 5,000 spaces in the results-based environment agri pilot programme. [38472/21]

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Wed, 14 Jul 2021

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Animal Welfare

Matt Carthy

467. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount allocated to animal welfare in each of the years 2016 to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38529/21]

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Wed, 14 Jul 2021

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Agriculture Schemes

Matt Carthy

468. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has considered reviewing the reference costs used to determine a farmers grant under the TAMS scheme as a result of increasing construction costs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38532/21]

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Wed, 14 Jul 2021

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Animal Breeding

Matt Carthy

469. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his attention has been drawn to the impact that the movement of yearling auctions outside of the State due to Covid-19 restrictions will have on horse breeders; the supports that are available to breeders; his views on whether sales will return to their traditional venues in 2022; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38533/21]

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Wed, 14 Jul 2021

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Agriculture Schemes

Matt Carthy

470. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of agricultural appeals in each year from 2016 to date; the details of these appeals; if the appeals were successful in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38535/21]

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Wed, 14 Jul 2021

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Agriculture Schemes

Matt Carthy

471. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a participant in the BEAM scheme who had chosen to defer met the 5% within the initial reference period if the deferral can be reversed or put aside; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38537/21]

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Wed, 14 Jul 2021

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Agriculture Industry

Matt Carthy

472. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount allocated to the Longtown Farm and laboratory network facilities in Backweston, Cork, Sligo, Athlone, Kilkenny and Limerick in 2018, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38538/21]

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Wed, 14 Jul 2021

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Animal Welfare

Matt Carthy

473. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the staff IT and developer costs accrued in 2018 in relation to the animal health computer system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38539/21]

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Wed, 14 Jul 2021

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Agriculture Schemes

Matt Carthy

474. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount of funding allocated to and drawn down under the beef data genomics programme 2019 to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38540/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Disability Services

Matt Carthy

59. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Health when the group home for persons with physical and sensory disabilities at Carrickmacross, County Monaghan will be operational; and the reason the home will be operated by a private company rather than directly by the HSE. [28460/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Hospital Facilities

Matt Carthy

111. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Health the additional services that will be delivered to Monaghan Hospital in 2021 and 2022. [28459/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Driver Test

Matt Carthy

246. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Transport if a driver test can be offered to a person (details supplied) as a matter of urgency; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37793/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Matt Carthy

398. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Education if Covid-19 guidelines to teaching staff for the autumn school reopening will be the same as those for the period prior to the summer holidays; if there will be additional requirements on school staff in respect of testing, vaccination or other measures; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37209/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Matt Carthy

399. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Education the Covid-19 guidelines in place for pregnant school staff; if she plans to amend these guidelines prior to the autumn school reopening; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37210/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Childcare Services

Matt Carthy

486. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he plans to review or amend the Covid-19 guidelines for childcare facilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37221/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Foreign Birth Registration

Matt Carthy

541. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Justice if she will propose an amendment to the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act 1956 in order to provide for retrospective posthumous registration on the foreign birth register; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37211/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Common Agricultural Policy

Matt Carthy

598. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if eco scheme payments in the next CAP will be paid at a flat rate per eligible hectare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37220/21]

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Tue, 13 Jul 2021

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Control of Dogs

Matt Carthy

642. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development her position on a proposed move of the dog control unit from her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37438/21]

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Thu, 8 Jul 2021

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Business Regulation

Matt Carthy

151. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the role his Department has in the regulation of commercial receivers; the mechanism by which a citizen or business can challenge decisions made by a bank or court appointed receiver; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37010/21]

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Wed, 7 Jul 2021

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Agriculture Schemes

Matt Carthy

211. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will extend the GLAS scheme for existing participants for 2022; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36586/21]

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Tue, 6 Jul 2021

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Early Childhood Care and Education

Matt Carthy

49. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth his proposals to improve the pay and conditions of professionals in the childcare sector. [36211/21]

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Tue, 6 Jul 2021

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Departmental Meetings

Matt Carthy

307. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Education when she last met with an association (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36186/21]

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Tue, 6 Jul 2021

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Departmental Meetings

Matt Carthy

308. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Education the steps she has taken since October 2020 to address the concerns of an association (details supplied) regarding the new syllabus for agricultural science; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36187/21]

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Tue, 6 Jul 2021

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Departmental Meetings

Matt Carthy

309. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Education if her attention has been drawn to issues with the leaving certificate agricultural science syllabus; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36188/21]

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Tue, 6 Jul 2021

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Third Level Fees

Matt Carthy

424. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the funding available for a masters student (details supplied) who is undertaking a 12 month course of study and whose SUSI grant only covers a nine month period; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36383/21]

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Tue, 6 Jul 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Matt Carthy

510. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Health if those Irish citizens who have received their vaccines in Northern Ireland or in the UK will be in a position to avail of the green cert vaccine passport for travel to other EU states; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29704/21]

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Wed, 30 Jun 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Matt Carthy

174. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the guidance in place for third-level institutions and students in respect of arrangements for international student exchanges; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28074/21]

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Wed, 30 Jun 2021

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Matt Carthy

264. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Health if it is considered essential travel for a student to travel to the United States to participate in an International student exchange; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28073/21]

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Wed, 30 Jun 2021

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Agriculture Schemes

Matt Carthy

388. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of successful and unsuccessful applicants by county for the REAP pilot scheme in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35226/21]

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Tue, 29 Jun 2021

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Foreign Birth Registration

Matt Carthy

275. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if he has considered allowing retrospective posthumous registration on the foreign birth register; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34440/21]

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Tue, 29 Jun 2021

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Common Agricultural Policy

Matt Carthy

588. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he is committed to ensure that the upper limit pillar 1 CAP payment allowable for any single applicant should be set at €60,000 is an absolute figure and that there should not be loopholes or disregards applicable to such a figure; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34362/21]

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Tue, 29 Jun 2021

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Common Agricultural Policy

Matt Carthy

589. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the details of the proposals he has made at EU level in relation to the upper limit pillar 1 CAP payment allowable for any single applicant should be set at €60,000; if he has sought to ensure that the final CAP will have the flexibility for this limit to be enacted at a national level should it not be enacted EU-wide; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34363/21]

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Tue, 29 Jun 2021

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Common Agricultural Policy

Matt Carthy

590. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if it will be ensured that the CAP Strategic Plan is brought before the Houses of the Oireachtas for approval and amendment prior to being submitted to the European Commission; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34364/21]

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Tue, 22 Jun 2021

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Departmental Funding

Matt Carthy

86. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the amount of tourism funding provided to County Monaghan in 2020; and the allocation for 2021. [33194/21]

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Tue, 22 Jun 2021

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Departmental Funding

Matt Carthy

129. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the steps required by Monaghan County Council to secure funding under the large-scale sports infrastructure fund towards the provision of a public swimming pool in Carrickmacross. [33193/21]

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Tue, 22 Jun 2021

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Office of Public Works

Matt Carthy

245. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform further to Parliamentary Question No. 59 of 11 November 2020, if the Office of Public Works was involved in renting office space from a company (details supplied) or an Irish subsidiary; the number of employees who work out of such office space; the length of time they have been working from the offices; the cost to date of renting such offices; the tender process by which it was decided to use the services of the company; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33157/21]

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Tue, 22 Jun 2021

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Museum Projects

Matt Carthy

268. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if she will liaise with the National Museum of Ireland with a view to securing a permanent exhibition on the Great Hunger - An Gorta Mór; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [33440/21]

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Tue, 22 Jun 2021

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Housing Policy

Matt Carthy

329. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage his views on whether the development of log cabins should form part of the overall housing stock; his plans to remove the barriers to the development of this type of housing, including the difficulties in securing mortgage finance for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33455/21]

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Tue, 22 Jun 2021

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Departmental Funding

Matt Carthy

629. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the funding appropriated in 2021 related to Covid-19 measures in programmes A, B, C and D by sub-heading in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33149/21]

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Tue, 22 Jun 2021

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Departmental Funding

Matt Carthy

630. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the funding appropriated in 2020 related to Covid-19 measures in programmes A, B, C and D by sub-heading in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33150/21]

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Tue, 22 Jun 2021

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Departmental Funding

Matt Carthy

631. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the funding appropriated in 2021 related to Brexit measures in programmes A, B, C and D by sub-heading in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33151/21]

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Tue, 22 Jun 2021

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Departmental Funding

Matt Carthy

632. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the funding appropriated in 2020 related to Brexit measures in programmes A, B, C and D by sub-heading in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33152/21]

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Tue, 22 Jun 2021

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Departmental Schemes

Matt Carthy

633. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has considered extending the GLAS scheme for existing participants in 2022; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33153/21]

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Tue, 22 Jun 2021

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Departmental Schemes

Matt Carthy

634. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of applicants to the REAP scheme; the number of successful applicants; the last agri-environmental scheme that successful and unsuccessful in which applicants took part in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33154/21]

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Tue, 22 Jun 2021

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Departmental Schemes

Matt Carthy

635. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the minimum and maximum stocking rate for participation in the organic farming scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33155/21]

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Tue, 22 Jun 2021

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Departmental Strategies

Matt Carthy

636. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has considered revising the National Organic Strategy 2019-2025 to align it with the EU Organic Action Plan of March 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33156/21]

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Thu, 17 Jun 2021

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Driver Test

Matt Carthy

61. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Transport the measures he will put in place to address the backlog in driver theory tests. [32043/21]

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Thu, 17 Jun 2021

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Civil Service

Matt Carthy

115. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his role in setting the salary level for the Secretary General of the Department of Health; if he is satisfied that the new salary is justified; and if he has concerns that the increase in salary for this position will lead to further pay claims in other Departments. [32040/21]

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Thu, 17 Jun 2021

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National Children's Hospital

Matt Carthy

120. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the monitoring mechanisms employed by his Department regarding the costs associated with the national children’s hospital; and the final estimated cost of this project. [32041/21]

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Thu, 17 Jun 2021

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Third Level Admissions

Matt Carthy

372. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the details of the supports and grants and so on that are available for qualifying students from this jurisdiction accepted to study for primary teaching through Irish at a school (details supplied); the details of the qualifying conditions that apply; the level of grant aid available; and if other relevant information will be provided. [32593/21]

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Tue, 15 Jun 2021

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Transport Policy

Matt Carthy

220. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Transport if his attention has been drawn to any issue preventing an Irish citizen holding an Irish road transport management CPC and resident in Northern Ireland from being nominated as a transport manager on Irish road transport operator licences in companies within the State; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30530/21]

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Tue, 15 Jun 2021

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Office of Public Works

Matt Carthy

419. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the major projects that have been delayed; the planning matters that resulted in the delay; the amount unspent as a result in tabular form per note A.5 in the 2019 Annual Accounts of the Office of Public Works; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30576/21]

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Tue, 15 Jun 2021

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Agriculture Schemes

Matt Carthy

1168. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of recipients of pillar 1 funds in 2020 in bands (details supplied) per county in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30531/21]

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Tue, 15 Jun 2021

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Agriculture Schemes

Matt Carthy

1169. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of farmers that would see their income increase under full convergence of pillar 1 payments by county in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30532/21]

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Tue, 15 Jun 2021

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Agriculture Schemes

Matt Carthy

1170. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of CAP pillar 1 recipients; the amount paid in pillar 1 funds by county in tabular form in 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30533/21]

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Tue, 15 Jun 2021

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Agriculture Schemes

Matt Carthy

1171. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the total pillar 1 CAP payments per county in 2020; the amount that would have distributed per county in 2020 if there had been full convergence of pillar 1 payments in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30534/21]

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Tue, 15 Jun 2021

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Agriculture Schemes

Matt Carthy

1172. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount that would be paid per hectare if 25% of pillar 1 was set aside for eco-schemes if full convergence was introduced and a maximum payment of €60,000 were in place; the amount if 10, 15, 20 and 25%, respectively of pillar 1 was set aside as an additional redistributive payment to be paid in a linear manner on the first 30 hectares, the resulting transfer by county in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30535/21]

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Tue, 15 Jun 2021

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Departmental Functions

Matt Carthy

1181. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on whether the dog control unit should move to his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30781/21]

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Thu, 3 Jun 2021

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Inquiry into the Death of Mr. Shane O'Farrell

Matt Carthy

159. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Justice if she plans to establish an independent public enquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of a person (details supplied) on 2 August 2011 and the roles of State agencies prior and subsequent to their death as previously agreed by Dáil and Seanad Éireann. [27841/21]

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Thu, 3 Jun 2021

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Inquiry into the Death of Mr. Shane O'Farrell

Matt Carthy

172. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Justice if she has received the final report from a person (details supplied) in respect to the circumstances surrounding the death of a person; and if she plans to publish the report in full. [27840/21]

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Thu, 3 Jun 2021

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Animal Diseases

Matt Carthy

349. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his Department provides for compensation to poultry farmers and broilers for the loss of flocks due to salmonella tyhimurium and salmonella enteritidis outbreaks considering these flocks must be culled under the regulations of his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30313/21]

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Thu, 3 Jun 2021

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Agriculture Industry

Matt Carthy

350. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he plans to establish a legal definition of a feedlot herd; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30321/21]

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Wed, 2 Jun 2021

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Departmental Records

Matt Carthy

215. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will provide for the records of the Land Commission now held by his Department to be digitised prior to any further degradation given the condition of many of the records; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30075/21]

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Wed, 2 Jun 2021

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Departmental Records

Matt Carthy

216. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the manner in which Land Commission records are currently held; if his Department has sourced expertise from within or without Government to minimise any further degradation of records; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30076/21]

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Wed, 2 Jun 2021

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Agriculture Schemes

Matt Carthy

217. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will extend the deadline with regard to the sowing of seeds for the wild bird cover action of GLAS in view of conditions preventing same from being carried out by the 1 June 2021 deadline; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30077/21]

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Tue, 1 Jun 2021

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North-South Interconnector

Matt Carthy

81. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the meetings or engagements he has had regarding the north-south interconnector to date in 2021. [29380/21]

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Tue, 1 Jun 2021

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North-South Interconnector

Matt Carthy

85. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the person or body that will carry out the announced review into the north-south interconnector; the expected cost of the review; if it will fully consider the option for undergrounding the project; and when he expects the review to be concluded. [29379/21]

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Tue, 1 Jun 2021

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Trade Agreements

Matt Carthy

152. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the consultants that have been commissioned to carry out an economic and sustainability impact assessment into the EU-Mercosur trade agreement; the amount that they will be paid for this work; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29760/21]

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Tue, 1 Jun 2021

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Trade Agreements

Matt Carthy

153. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment when he expects that economic and sustainability impact assessment into the EU-Mercosur trade agreement to be completed; his plans release it to the public; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29761/21]

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Tue, 1 Jun 2021

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Agriculture Schemes

Matt Carthy

547. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 1043 of 17 February 2021, if the requested information has been compiled and is available. [29684/21]

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Thu, 27 May 2021

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Emergency Accommodation

Matt Carthy

55. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the expenditure by county in 2020 on emergency accommodation arrangements for persons seeking international protection; and the expected expenditure by county in 2021. [28458/21]

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Thu, 27 May 2021

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Childcare Services

Matt Carthy

86. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth his plans to improve the pay and conditions of professionals working in the childcare sector. [28457/21]

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Thu, 27 May 2021

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Trade Agreements

Matt Carthy

263. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has commissioned an impact assessment on the implications for the Irish beef and sheep sectors of a UK-Australia trade agreement that facilitates tariff free access for Australian beef and lamb into the British market; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28800/21]

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Thu, 27 May 2021

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Trade Agreements

Matt Carthy

264. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has contacted his British counterpart to discuss the proposed UK-Australia trade agreement; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28801/21]

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Thu, 27 May 2021

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Common Agricultural Policy

Matt Carthy

267. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the allocation will remain within the Irish pillar 1 envelope in cases in which farmers do not apply or qualify for the eco scheme element of pillar 1 in the next CAP; if so, the way redistribution will be organised; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28941/21]

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Thu, 27 May 2021

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Common Agricultural Policy

Matt Carthy

268. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the next CAP will provide for coupled payments such as sheep or suckler cow schemes to be delivered under pillar 1; if he is actively pursuing options for such payments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28942/21]

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Thu, 27 May 2021

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Agriculture Industry

Matt Carthy

269. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the stakeholders he met to discuss the implementation of Ag-Climatise; when will the stakeholder group be established; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28943/21]

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Thu, 27 May 2021

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Forestry Sector

Matt Carthy

270. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he plans to provide a revised financial support scheme for landowners affected by ash dieback to ensure that all diseased ash plantations can secure support, that provision is made for a phased premium period for forest owners below 50% of the minimum rotation age and that includes an insurance scheme for future losses; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28944/21]

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Wed, 26 May 2021

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State Bodies

Matt Carthy

231. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of full-time equivalent staff currently assigned to the Unfair Trading Practices Enforcement Authority; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28538/21]

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Wed, 26 May 2021

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State Bodies

Matt Carthy

232. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the timeline to bring forward legislation to establish a new office of a national food ombudsman, regulator or equivalent. [28539/21]

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Wed, 26 May 2021

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Animal Diseases

Matt Carthy

233. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of TB outbreaks in controlled finishing units in each of the years 2015 to 2020 and to date in 2021, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28540/21]

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Wed, 26 May 2021

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Animal Diseases

Matt Carthy

234. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the necessary criteria required to avail of the special status termed a controlled finishing unit; the exemptions or benefits that are acquired as a result of this status; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28541/21]

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Wed, 26 May 2021

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Animal Slaughtering

Matt Carthy

235. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of cattle slaughtered from controlled finishing units by week in each of the years 2017 to 2020 and to date in 2021, in tabular form. [28542/21]

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