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Wed, 27 May 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Charlie McConalogue

586. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health when chiropodists can reopen for business again; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7807/20]

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Wed, 27 May 2020

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Young Farmers Scheme

Charlie McConalogue

670. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of applications to the 2020 national reserve and young farmers scheme by county in tabular form. [7824/20]

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Wed, 27 May 2020

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Forestry Data

Charlie McConalogue

671. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount received by farmers and non-farmers for forestry payments in 2019 with respect to planting in each county under the forestry programme; and the percentage breakdown for planting in each county between the total amount received in payments by farmers and non-farmers in tabular form. [7825/20]

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Wed, 27 May 2020

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Forestry Data

Charlie McConalogue

672. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of farmers and non-farmers participating in planting schemes under the forestry programme by county in tabular form. [7826/20]

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Wed, 27 May 2020

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Forestry Data

Charlie McConalogue

673. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the percentage of agricultural land in each county that has been planted with forestry to date in tabular form. [7827/20]

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Wed, 27 May 2020

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Forestry Data

Charlie McConalogue

674. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the final allocation made to each specific forestry scheme in his Department for 2020. [7828/20]

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Wed, 27 May 2020

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Forestry Data

Charlie McConalogue

675. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount of broadleaf forestry planting as a percentage of total planting in 2018 and 2019, in tabular form. [7829/20]

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Wed, 27 May 2020

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Forestry Data

Charlie McConalogue

676. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the annual planting targets per hectare for all categories in each grant and premium category for 2018 and 2019 of the Forestry Programme 2014-2020; the actual number of hectares planted in each such year for these categories; and the number of hectares planted out of each annual target set on a percentage basis in tabular form. [7830/20]

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Wed, 27 May 2020

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Environmental Policy

Charlie McConalogue

677. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the way in which the European Commission proposals (COM(2018) 392 final) for the next CAP and reference to GAEC II in Annex III (preservation of carbon rich soils such as peatlands and wetlands) will be implemented at primary producer level; and the discretion member states will have to identify the peatland and wetland areas in question. [7831/20]

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Wed, 27 May 2020

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Meat Processing Plants

Charlie McConalogue

678. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of meat processing factories in which Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in staff employed; and the number of employees in such factories that have tested positive by county in tabular form. [7832/20]

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Wed, 27 May 2020

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Meat Processing Plants

Charlie McConalogue

679. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the new measures which will be introduced to reduce the transmission of Covid-19 in meat factories; if the relevant authorities discussed with processors the deep cleaning of plants in which high transmission cases have been identified; if it is envisaged to introduce a testing regime which isolates suspected cases at plants and the provision of an adequate place to self-isolate if the option to do so is not available in the household of the person; and the agreed next steps to reduce transmission rates at these plants while maintaining the food supply chain. [7833/20]

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Wed, 27 May 2020

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Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme

Charlie McConalogue

680. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the steps he is taking to ensure farmers will have sufficient time to submit applications under TAMS for slatted shed buildings before the upcoming deadline in view of the fact that planning applications from some local authorities have been suspended during the Covid-19 crisis period. [7835/20]

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Wed, 27 May 2020

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Agrifood Sector

Charlie McConalogue

681. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he is considering the proposal from an organisation (details supplied) to support agrifood companies that export product to markets, a tool that other EU member states have deployed; if he or his officials discussed the issue with the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation and her officials; and if so, the agreed next steps. [7836/20]

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Wed, 27 May 2020

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Veterinary Medicines

Charlie McConalogue

682. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on correspondence (details supplied) with regard to maintaining the current system by which farmers source veterinary products. [7838/20]

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Wed, 27 May 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Charlie McConalogue

821. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the supports available for a sector (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7840/20]

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Wed, 27 May 2020

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Community Development Projects

Charlie McConalogue

898. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development when voluntary-run community centres can reopen to the public; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7597/20]

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Wed, 27 May 2020

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Pension Provisions

Charlie McConalogue

960. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection further to Parliamentary Question No. 248 of 21 November 2019, if she will provide a further update on the proposed changes of the pension scheme in 2020; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7648/20]

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Wed, 27 May 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Charlie McConalogue

980. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans to support seasonal workers (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7809/20]

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Wed, 27 May 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Charlie McConalogue

990. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if the length of time a person is able to receive jobseeker's benefit will be extended due to the Covid-19 pandemic; if consideration has been given to seasonal workers that are currently on jobseeker's benefit and ordinarily work during the summer tourism season but cannot due to the lack of employment opportunities; if such persons will be able to stay on jobseeker's benefit rather than being means-tested for jobseeker's allowance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7943/20]

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Wed, 27 May 2020

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Wildlife Control

Charlie McConalogue

1101. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the reason the decision was taken to prohibit pigeon shooting (details supplied) from 31 May to 1 September 2020; if there was official consultation carried out with impacted stakeholders such as tillage farmers; and if she will review the decision in view of the way in which it may impact on tillage farmers with respect to protecting crops. [7837/20]

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