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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Budget 2020

Charlie McConalogue

490. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount of further targeted farm supports worth €40 million following the announcement in budget 2020 for each respective scheme that will be allocated this funding in 2020. [42186/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Budget 2020

Charlie McConalogue

491. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the individual allocation to each respective scheme under the €235 million announced for agri-environmental schemes in budget 2020. [42187/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Budget 2020

Charlie McConalogue

492. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the individual allocation to each respective pilot scheme that will be operationalised in 2020 following the €3 million to fund additional pilot projects aimed specifically at climate measures in agriculture which was announced in budget 2020. [42188/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Organic Farming Scheme

Charlie McConalogue

493. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the total funding to the organic farm scheme in 2020. [42189/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Carer's Allowance Applications

Charlie McConalogue

603. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason for the delay in a decision being made on a carer's allowance application by a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41920/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Illness Benefit Applications

Charlie McConalogue

618. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a review of an illness benefit claim by a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42178/19]

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Thu, 10 Oct 2019

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Knowledge Transfer Programme

Charlie McConalogue

218. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of approved applicants to the knowledge transfer group scheme in the beef, sheep, dairy, tillage, equine and poultry sectors in tabular form; the number of approved applicants that subsequently withdrew from the scheme; the targeted number of groups formed; the number of groups finalised to date; the number of payments that have issued to each approved applicant in every sector in each year of the knowledge transfer group scheme in this RDP to date; the number of payments that have not issued to each approved applicant in each sector in each year of scheme; the budget allocation for the KTG scheme under the 2014-2020 RDP; the amount of moneys expended to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41594/19]

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Thu, 10 Oct 2019

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Knowledge Transfer Programme

Charlie McConalogue

219. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the knowledge transfer group scheme will be continued after year three of the current programme concludes; and if his officials examined using unused funds previously allocated to the scheme to finance the continuation of the programme in 2020 and beyond. [41595/19]

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Thu, 10 Oct 2019

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Agriculture Scheme Data

Charlie McConalogue

220. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of sheep farmers that applied to the sheep EID tag subsidy scheme by 30 September deadline by county in tabular form; the process for reviewing applications; and the allocation for the scheme in 2019 and 2020. [41596/19]

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Thu, 10 Oct 2019

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Bord Bia Data

Charlie McConalogue

221. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount in levies paid by farmers to An Bord Bia in each year over the 2016 to 2018 period and to date in 2019 for livestock slaughtered or exported in tabular form; the monetary breakdown in total levies collected annually for this period for cattle, sheep, pigs and other sector individually; and the individual levy per animal in each sector. [41597/19]

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Thu, 10 Oct 2019

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Seafood Sector

Charlie McConalogue

222. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will provide an overview of the seafood scaling and new market development scheme; the amount of funding that will be allocated to the scheme in 2019 and 2020; and when the applications will open. [41598/19]

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Thu, 10 Oct 2019

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Beef Industry

Charlie McConalogue

223. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when the first meeting of the beef market task force will take place; and the status of the development of a beef market price index model as agreed by stakeholders at talks. [41599/19]

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Thu, 10 Oct 2019

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Invalidity Pension Applications

Charlie McConalogue

252. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will be made on an invalidity pension application by a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41439/19]

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Tue, 8 Oct 2019

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Hospital Services

Charlie McConalogue

224. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health the reason IV drips are not being administered to patients when required in community hospitals (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40656/19]

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Tue, 8 Oct 2019

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Agriculture Scheme Eligibility

Charlie McConalogue

324. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding the BEAM scheme and the eligibility of farmers that had animals sent for slaughter to plants located in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40524/19]

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Tue, 8 Oct 2019

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Agriculture Scheme Eligibility

Charlie McConalogue

325. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of persons selected for remote sensing eligibility inspection that submitted applications to the 2019 basic payment scheme and-or the 2019 areas of natural constraint scheme; the timeline for issuing payments under both schemes to those that have been selected for such inspections; the reason such inspections are yet to take place in some instances in view of the fact the deadline for the schemes was in May 2019; if he has explored carrying out such inspections in the period immediately after such scheme deadlines in order to ensure that payments are not delayed till late autumn; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40525/19]

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Tue, 8 Oct 2019

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Departmental Staff Data

Charlie McConalogue

332. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 2102 to 2107 of 23 July 2019, the most recent figure for the number of positions that remain to be filled in a hard Brexit scenario as provided in his correspondence (details supplied). [40588/19]

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Tue, 8 Oct 2019

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Organic Farming Scheme

Charlie McConalogue

362. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he is considering reopening the organic farm scheme to new entrants for specific commodity sectors that are in deficit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40994/19]

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Tue, 8 Oct 2019

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Food Exports

Charlie McConalogue

366. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on the announcement by the United States of America that it will begin applying WTO tariffs on certain EU goods beginning 18 October 2019 which will result in tariffs on Irish exports of butter, cheese, milk, yoghurt, pork and liqueurs; the discussions he has had with the US authorities, other member states and the Commission in this regard to ensure that this does not take place; the discussions with Irish companies that will be impacted by these tariffs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41150/19]

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Tue, 8 Oct 2019

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Carer's Allowance Applications

Charlie McConalogue

452. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will be made on a carer's allowance application by a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40535/19]

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Tue, 8 Oct 2019

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Wind Energy Guidelines

Charlie McConalogue

510. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the status of the review of the 2006 wind energy development guidelines; when the review will be completed and the new guidelines published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40827/19]

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Thu, 3 Oct 2019

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Brexit Supports

Charlie McConalogue

131. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of food businesses that have applied for working capital under the Brexit loan scheme which opened in March 2018 up until the end of quarter 3 2019; the number of such businesses that have been sanctioned financing to date; and the value of same. [40482/19]

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Thu, 3 Oct 2019

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Future Growth Loan Scheme

Charlie McConalogue

267. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of farmers, in addition to food businesses, that have applied to the future growth loan scheme which opened in March 2019 until the end of quarter 3 2019; the number of farmers and such businesses that have been sanctioned financing to date; and the value of same in tabular form. [40483/19]

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Thu, 3 Oct 2019

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Beef Environmental Efficiency Scheme Funding

Charlie McConalogue

273. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the value of all approved applications under the beef environmental efficiency pilot; and the value of payments made to approved applicants to date. [40484/19]

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Thu, 3 Oct 2019

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Animal Slaughtering Data

Charlie McConalogue

274. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of cattle slaughtered to 30 September 2019 which originated from factory feedlots at approved beef exporting plants; and the percentage of such cattle from the total national beef kill in tabular form. [40485/19]

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Thu, 3 Oct 2019

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Bord Bia Funding

Charlie McConalogue

275. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if Bord Bia has applied for an increase in funding for 2020; if so, the amount requested; when the application will be decided; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40486/19]

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Wed, 2 Oct 2019

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Road Projects Status

Charlie McConalogue

65. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the progress of the A5 project; the funding that will be made available for the project; when the funding will be made available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39686/19]

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Wed, 2 Oct 2019

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Road Projects

Charlie McConalogue

89. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the Bonagee link road project in County Donegal; when the project will commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39685/19]

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Wed, 2 Oct 2019

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Carer's Allowance Review

Charlie McConalogue

231. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a carer's allowance review will be completed for a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39997/19]

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Wed, 2 Oct 2019

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Carer's Benefit Applications

Charlie McConalogue

234. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will be made on a carer's benefit application by a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40026/19]

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Tue, 1 Oct 2019

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Court Sittings

Charlie McConalogue

247. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if the OPW has carried out a recent assessment of Carndonagh Court House, Carndonagh, County Donegal; if issues have been identified; if so, his plans to remedy same; the timeframe involved; if the OPW will work with the Courts Service to ensure a temporary venue is made available in Carndonagh and that court sittings continue to be held in Carndonagh; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39318/19]

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Tue, 1 Oct 2019

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Healthcare Infrastructure Provision

Charlie McConalogue

323. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health the status of works at a community hospital (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39323/19]

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Tue, 1 Oct 2019

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Rural Development Programme Funding

Charlie McConalogue

435. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount allocated from Exchequer funding to support the establishment of producer organisations in each sector in each of the years 2016 to 2019 in tabular form; and the annual amount drawn down in each sector to date in 2019. [39342/19]

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Tue, 1 Oct 2019

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Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Applications

Charlie McConalogue

440. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason for the delay in processing an ANC application for a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39701/19]

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Thu, 26 Sep 2019

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Public Sector Pensions Legislation

Charlie McConalogue

78. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform further to Parliamentary Question No. 197 of 2 October 2018, when the new guidance on the implementation of section 52(6) and (7) of the 2012 Act will be finalised; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39118/19]

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Thu, 26 Sep 2019

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Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Payments

Charlie McConalogue

152. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when an ANC payment will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39157/19]

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Thu, 26 Sep 2019

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Beef Industry

Charlie McConalogue

156. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount involved if all applications submitted to the beef emergency aid measure scheme were approved; and the value for approved applicants to date. [39264/19]

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Wed, 25 Sep 2019

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HSE Staff Recruitment

Charlie McConalogue

121. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 416 of 21 May 2019, the status of the recruitment of a key worker for teenagers with physical sensory disabilities in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38979/19]

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Thu, 19 Sep 2019

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Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Payments

Charlie McConalogue

178. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when payment will issue to a person (details supplied) under the area based payment scheme for 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38138/19]

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Wed, 18 Sep 2019

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Rural Development Programme Data

Charlie McConalogue

168. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the transaction costs built into 2014-2020 RDP schemes and the way in which they operate (details supplied); the detail of each scheme operating in the 2014-2020 RDP that has a transaction cost built in in tabular form; the transaction costs for each RDP scheme in percentage terms; the additional payment available to eligible participants if a scheme measure is difficult to implement; and the maximum transaction costs permitted for RDP schemes as set down under current EU CAP regulations. [37804/19]

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Tue, 17 Sep 2019

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Tax Code

Charlie McConalogue

125. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Finance his views on correspondence regarding a scheme from a person (details supplied). [37199/19]

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Tue, 17 Sep 2019

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Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Charlie McConalogue

233. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to increase the number of special education teaching hours in a school (details supplied) in the 2019/2020 academic year; the number of additional hours the school is likely to receive; when those hours will be sanctioned; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37531/19]

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Tue, 17 Sep 2019

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Disability Support Services Funding

Charlie McConalogue

384. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health his plans to reinstate the rehabilitative training allowance for new students; if not, the reason therefor; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37214/19]

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Tue, 17 Sep 2019

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Knackery Industry

Charlie McConalogue

488. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the additional supports, including funding, he will make available to ensure the viability of the knackery industry in view of the severe financial difficulties being experienced as reported by an organisation (details supplied); if the fallen animal scheme will be reviewed; his views on whether the introduction of limits on transportation distances in 2013 has led to increased rendering costs by plants and less competition; the annual funding under the scheme for the period 2013 to 2019, in tabular form; the annual drawdown in funding; and the number of recipients annually by county. [37314/19]

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Tue, 17 Sep 2019

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Beef Environmental Efficiency Scheme Data

Charlie McConalogue

524. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of applications to the beef environmental efficiency pilot scheme by the closing deadline by county; the number of applications approved by county; the number not approved by county; the number of approved applications in which payments have issued by county; and the number of approved applicants that have not been paid by county in tabular form. [37716/19]

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Tue, 17 Sep 2019

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Beef Environmental Efficiency Scheme Data

Charlie McConalogue

525. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of cows registered to the beef environmental efficiency pilot scheme by county in tabular form. [37717/19]

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Tue, 17 Sep 2019

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Agriculture Scheme Data

Charlie McConalogue

526. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of eligible farmers under the beef emergency aid measure scheme by county; the number of applications to the scheme; the number of approved applicants; the number of applicants whose applications were refused; the number of approved applicants that have received funding by county in tabular form; and if he will consider extending the deadline to ensure the maximum number of persons can apply to the scheme and drawdown funding. [37718/19]

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Tue, 17 Sep 2019

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Brexit Issues

Charlie McConalogue

527. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on comments (details supplied) that in the event of a no-deal Brexit there will be checks on goods and live animals, with some taking place near the Border. [37719/19]

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Tue, 17 Sep 2019

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Land Issues

Charlie McConalogue

528. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the estimated quantity of land in hectares nationally and by county that is not eligible for current CAP pillar 1 payments which is high in biodiversity and that his Department has indicated to the European Court of Auditors should be eligible for pillar 2 payments under the Rural Development Programme per an article (details supplied) in tabular form. [37720/19]

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Tue, 17 Sep 2019

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Sports Funding

Charlie McConalogue

566. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of an application for funding by a club (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37052/19]

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