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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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Thu, 15 Jul 2021

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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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