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Wed, 18 Dec 2019

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Beef Environmental Efficiency Scheme Data

Charlie McConalogue

356. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of applications to the 2019 beef data and genomics programme by county in tabular form; the number of applications approved and not approved, respectively; the number of applications not approved that were appealed; the number of 2019 advance and balancing payments to the programme that have issued to date; and the value by county. [53851/19]

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Wed, 18 Dec 2019

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Agriculture Scheme Data

Charlie McConalogue

357. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of farmers whose contracts will expire on 31 December 2020 and 31 December 2021 for each scheme under the rural development programme including GLAS 1, 2 and 3 and the beef data and genomics programme 1 and 2 in tabular form. [53852/19]

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Wed, 18 Dec 2019

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Rural Development Programme Data

Charlie McConalogue

358. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the average annual payment under each RDP scheme in tabular form. [53853/19]

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Wed, 18 Dec 2019

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Agriculture Industry

Charlie McConalogue

359. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on the new green deal and proposals relating to the agriculture sector by the European Commission. [53854/19]

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Wed, 18 Dec 2019

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Common Agricultural Policy

Charlie McConalogue

360. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of CAP transitional measures post-2020. [53855/19]

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Tue, 17 Dec 2019

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Beef Environmental Efficiency Scheme Data

Charlie McConalogue

487. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of applications to the 2019 Beef Environmental Efficiency Pilot, BEEP, scheme by county, in tabular form; the number of approved applications; the number of applications not approved; the number of applications not approved that were appealed; the number of payments under the 2019 BEEP scheme that have issued to date; and the value per county. [52578/19]

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Tue, 17 Dec 2019

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Sheepmeat Sector

Charlie McConalogue

522. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason lamb prices are lagging behind those of international competitors (details supplied); the steps he will take to address the anomaly; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52855/19]

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Tue, 17 Dec 2019

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Renewable Energy Projects

Charlie McConalogue

554. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his views on a proposal by an organisation (details supplied) on the renewable energy support scheme and the participation of farm scale projects in renewable electricity generation. [52579/19]

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Thu, 12 Dec 2019

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Basic Payment Scheme Eligibility

Charlie McConalogue

293. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the legislative process required at EU level for the 3,000 forgotten farmers in order to be eligible for inclusion in the national reserve further to correspondence from him (details supplied); and if it is technically possible for member states to make this change under the current CAP regulations or as proposed by the new CAP proposals and accompanying strategic plans as published by the EU Commission in June 2018. [52461/19]

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Thu, 12 Dec 2019

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Agriculture Scheme Applications

Charlie McConalogue

294. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of applications to the 2019 national reserve and young farmers scheme by county in tabular form; the number of approved and not approved applications, respectively; the number of applications not approved that were appealed; the number of advance and balancing payments that have issued to date; and the value by county. [52462/19]

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Thu, 12 Dec 2019

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Agri-Environment Options Scheme Data

Charlie McConalogue

295. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of farmers enrolled in the AEOS scheme whose contracts ceased on 31 December 2018, by county in tabular form; if he will consider permitting such farmers to apply to join GLAS; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52463/19]

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Thu, 12 Dec 2019

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GLAS Payments

Charlie McConalogue

296. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of persons in receipt of GLAS 1, 2 and 3 who received the 85% advance payment of their 2019 payments by county, in tabular form; the number of persons who have passed the payment approval checks and are awaiting their 85% portion of their 2019 payments; the number of GLAS recipients that have yet to receive this portion of payment by county; if the same information for 2019 balancing payments will be provided; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52464/19]

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Thu, 12 Dec 2019

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Basic Payment Scheme Data

Charlie McConalogue

297. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of applications to the 2019 basic payment scheme by county in tabular form; the number of approved and not approved applications, respectively; the number of applications not approved that were appealed; the number of 2019 advance and balancing payments to the 2019 basic payment scheme that have issued to date; and the value by county. [52465/19]

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Thu, 12 Dec 2019

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Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Data

Charlie McConalogue

298. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of applications to the 2019 ANC scheme by county in tabular form; the number of approved and not approved applications, respectively; the number of applications not approved that were appealed; the number of 2019 advance and balancing payments to the 2019 ANC scheme that have issued to date; and the value by county. [52466/19]

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Thu, 12 Dec 2019

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Brexit Data

Charlie McConalogue

299. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of applications to the BEAM scheme by county in tabular form; the number of approved and not approved applications, respectively; the number of applications not approved that were appealed; the number payments under the BEAM scheme that have issued to date; and the value by county. [52467/19]

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Tue, 10 Dec 2019

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Healthcare Policy

Charlie McConalogue

307. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health the financial supports in place to assist those who have additional costs as a result of having chronic lung conditions such as cystic fibrosis and COPD; if he will consider providing additional payments to assist with the day-to-day living costs (details supplied) associated with same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51083/19]

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Tue, 10 Dec 2019

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Hospital Consultant Recruitment

Charlie McConalogue

414. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health the status of an appointment for a second consultant for a service (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51630/19]

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Tue, 10 Dec 2019

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Live Exports

Charlie McConalogue

471. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the steps he is taking to maintain the exports of Irish brown crab to the Chinese market in view of the fact fishermen rely on this species for an income (details supplied); the reason the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority, SFPA, changed the procedure for the Irish sector by insisting that the export health certificate would only be issued on production of a compliant cadmium result from a sample submitted for testing by the Marine Institute; if the SFPA was offered an opportunity to join fellow EU agencies engaging with the Chinese authorities to have the standard for cadmium adjusted to bring it in line with EU regulations; the position decided upon by the Irish authorities on this latter point; and if the authorities consulted with fishing representative stakeholders in forming this position. [51381/19]

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Thu, 5 Dec 2019

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LEADER Programmes Funding

Charlie McConalogue

356. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development if additional funding will be allocated to the LEADER programme in County Donegal; if so, the level of funding that will be made available; when it will be made available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50687/19]

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Thu, 5 Dec 2019

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LEADER Programmes

Charlie McConalogue

357. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development his plans to ensure that there are no gaps between the LEADER programme 2014-2020 when it finishes at the end of 2020 and the next LEADER programme commencing; if his attention has been drawn to potential gaps; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50688/19]

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