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Tue, 17 Sep 2019

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Departmental Funding

Charlie McConalogue

590. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when a final reply will issue to an interim response (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37543/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Schools Building Projects Status

Charlie McConalogue

259. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 360 of 8 May 2019, the status of the school building project; when it will commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34762/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Schools Building Projects Status

Charlie McConalogue

509. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of construction of a new school building (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36880/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Schools Building Projects Status

Charlie McConalogue

510. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills his Department's assessment of the need for decanting of students during the period of construction of a new school building (details supplied); the details of the plans and preparations being made in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36881/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Brexit Supports

Charlie McConalogue

749. 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; the number of such businesses that have been sanctioned financing to date; and the value of same. [36821/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Competition and Consumer Protection Commission

Charlie McConalogue

750. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the progress to date by the CCPC regarding enforcement of the grocery goods regulations and monitoring compliance; the number of investigations undertaken in response to complaints under grocery goods regulations; the number of enforcement actions made; the number of cases which concluded with fines issued; the amount and value of fines issued; and the number of collected and uncollected fines. [36831/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Future Growth Loan Scheme

Charlie McConalogue

1363. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of farmers and food businesses that have applied to the future growth loan scheme which opened in March 2019; the number of farmers and businesses sanctioned financing to date; and the value of same, in tabular form. [36822/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Agriculture Scheme Appeals

Charlie McConalogue

1413. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a review under the BDGP scheme for a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35743/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme

Charlie McConalogue

1447. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of applications received under the targeted agricultural modernisation scheme 2 by county and tranche in tabular form; the number of approved applications by county; the number of payment claims logged by county; the number of payment claims approved for payment by county; the funds allocated to the scheme under the 2014-2020 RDP; the amount expended to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36817/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Beef Industry

Charlie McConalogue

1448. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of producer organisations in the beef sector that have registered with his Department; the name of each; and the financial supports in place to fund the setting up of such organisations. [36818/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Diplomatic Representation

Charlie McConalogue

1449. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the details of each embassy worldwide which has agricultural attachés stationed; and the number of attachés stationed in each embassy by city and country. [36819/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme

Charlie McConalogue

1450. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of applications to tranche 14 of TAMS; the number of approved applicants; the number of applicants whose applications were refused; and the number of approved applicants that have received funding by county in tabular form. [36820/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Brexit Staff

Charlie McConalogue

1451. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of full-time and part-time staff assigned to the dedicated Brexit unit within his Department by staff grade in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36823/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Plant Protection Products

Charlie McConalogue

1452. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason for his decision not to grant a derogation for the use of a plant protection product (details supplied); the alternative substances that are available to tillage farmers to control the barley yellow dwarf virus; and the supports that will be put in place for this purpose. [36824/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Bord Bia Funding

Charlie McConalogue

1453. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the funding application by Bord Bia to the EU to market Irish suckler beef as a premium product and increase the return for the primary producer. [36825/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Payments

Charlie McConalogue

1454. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason 15% of 2019 ANC payments will not be issued to approved farmers until December 2019. [36826/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Beef Industry

Charlie McConalogue

1455. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding the latest attempts to reconvene beef talks with all stakeholders; and the efforts taken since protests started to find a resolution to the impasse. [36827/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Beef Industry

Charlie McConalogue

1456. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has formally submitted an application to the EU Commission for market disturbance funding for beef farmers under Article 219 of the CAP in view of the fact that prices have fallen further since May 2019. [36828/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Beef Industry

Charlie McConalogue

1457. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on latest analysis by an organisation (details supplied) that farmers receive just half the total value realised for beef animals. [36829/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Beef Industry

Charlie McConalogue

1458. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on the proposal by a farm organisation (details supplied) for an investigation to be carried out in the beef sector in order to establish processor and retailer margins along the supply chain. [36832/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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EU Regulations

Charlie McConalogue

1459. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding a proposed European Commission regulation (details supplied) regarding greater transparency in the way in which prices are reported throughout the chain; the timeline for this measure to be adopted at EU level and likely transposition period for member states and here; and the reporting requirements involving operators in the regulation. [36833/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Beef Industry

Charlie McConalogue

1460. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of suckler cows by county in tabular form. [36834/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Farms Data

Charlie McConalogue

1461. 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. [36835/19]

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019

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Invalidity Pension Appeals

Charlie McConalogue

1858. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will be made on an invalidity pension review claim by a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [35972/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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National Economic Dialogue

Charlie McConalogue

258. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Finance the step-by-step process for a representative organisation to attend and participate at the national economic dialogue held annually. [34290/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Office of Public Works Expenditure

Charlie McConalogue

315. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the amount of funding that his Department and the Office of Public Works has allocated in each year and expended since June 2016 on upgrading infrastructure at Dublin and Rosslare ports to prepare for the possibility of the UK becoming a third country with the EU and increased export certification as well as sanitary and phytosanitary controls required in tabular form. [34253/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Trade Union Recognition

Charlie McConalogue

1034. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the step-by-step process for a representative organisation to become an officially recognised social partner here. [34291/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Medicinal Products Reimbursement

Charlie McConalogue

1145. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health the status of the assessment of Acarizax under the provision of the community drugs scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31837/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Respite Care Services Data

Charlie McConalogue

1384. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health the estimated cost to the HSE of providing one hour of traditional respite for a child aged four to 17 years of age; the estimated cost of providing one hour of traditional respite for a person aged 18 to 24 years of age; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32711/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Ports Development

Charlie McConalogue

2100. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount allocated in each year and expended since June 2016 on upgrading infrastructure at Dublin and Rosslare ports to prepare for the possibility of the UK becoming a third country with the European Union and increased export certification as well as sanitary and phytosanitary controls required in tabular form. [34252/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Departmental Staff Data

Charlie McConalogue

2101. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of new Department staff hired at Dublin Port to prepare for the possibility of the UK becoming a third country with the European Union and the increased export certification as well as sanitary and phytosanitary controls and checks required for live animals and food products; the number of new Department staff hired at the port in each year since 2016 and to date in 2019; the number of Department staff employed at the port by grade. [34254/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Departmental Staff Data

Charlie McConalogue

2102. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when Rosslare Harbour gained border inspection post status from the European Union, EU; the number of new Department staff hired at the port to prepare for the possibility of the UK becoming a third country with the EU and the increased export certification as well as sanitary and phytosanitary controls and checks required for live animals and food products. [34255/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Departmental Staff Data

Charlie McConalogue

2103. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of sanitary and phytosanitary, SPS, and fisheries control officials that will be operational on 31 October 2019 out of the planned recruitment of 116 staff for SPS and fisheries controls as agreed on 18 September 2018; the number of such officials that have been hired as a Brexit mitigation measure that are operational in view of the fact the Minister for Finance has confirmed that the Revenue Commissioners have appointed over 550 staff from open recruitment and interdepartmental competitions with the majority of these assigned to customs roles. [34256/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Departmental Staff Data

Charlie McConalogue

2104. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of full and part-time staff veterinary officers and inspectors respectively employed in his Department at the end of June 2019, by Civil Service grade and division; the number of veterinary staff that will be operational on 31 October 2019, in tabular form. [34257/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Departmental Staff Data

Charlie McConalogue

2105. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of portal inspectors, plant health inspectors and administrative support staff employed in his Department at the end of June 2019, by Civil Service grade and division; the number of such staff that will be operational on 31 October 2019, in tabular form. [34258/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Departmental Staff Data

Charlie McConalogue

2106. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the estimated number of private veterinary practitioners that may be needed for border inspection post duty as part of his contingency planning in the event of a no-deal Brexit; the number of such practitioners that have been hired to date; and the number targeted for 31 October 2019. [34259/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Departmental Staff Data

Charlie McConalogue

2107. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of staff recruited to date under the allocation in 2019 following the allocation in budget 2019 of €7 million for staff and information technology costs arising from additional import control and export certification requirements arising from Brexit; his plans for advertising for such positions; the timelines for recruitment; when the first staff hires took up these positions in 2019; and the number estimated to be hired for sanitary, phytosanitary and veterinary staff. [34260/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Agriculture Schemes

Charlie McConalogue

2108. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the dairy sustainability Ireland initiative and the sustainability support and advisory programme; the way in which both are interacting; the number of advisers employed in the sustainability support and advisory programme to date; and the allocated contribution for each year of the programmes. [34262/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Food Wise 2025 Strategy

Charlie McConalogue

2109. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the successor to Food Wise 2025. [34263/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Agriculture Schemes

Charlie McConalogue

2110. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of dairy farmers participating and not participating, respectively, in the sustainable dairy assurance scheme by county, in tabular form; his plans to update the scheme in line with the new climate action plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34264/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Agriculture Schemes

Charlie McConalogue

2111. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of beef and sheep farmers participating and not participating, respectively, in the sustainable beef and lamb assurance schemes by county, in tabular form; and his plans under to update these assurance schemes in line with the new climate action plan. [34265/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Dairy Sector

Charlie McConalogue

2112. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the volume and value of cheddar imports from the United Kingdom excluding Northern Ireland in 2019 to 30 June 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34266/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Dairy Sector

Charlie McConalogue

2113. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the volume and value of cheddar imports from Northern Ireland in 2019 to 30 June 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34267/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Dairy Sector

Charlie McConalogue

2114. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the volume and value of cheddar exports to Northern Ireland in 2019 to 30 June 2019. [34268/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Dairy Sector

Charlie McConalogue

2115. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the volume and value of cheddar exports to the United Kingdom excluding Northern Ireland in 2019 to 30 June 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34269/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Dairy Sector

Charlie McConalogue

2116. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the volume and value of liquid milk exports to Northern Ireland in 2019 to 30 June 2019. [34270/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Dairy Sector

Charlie McConalogue

2117. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the volume and value of liquid milk imports from Northern Ireland in 2019 to 30 June 2019. [34271/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Dairy Sector

Charlie McConalogue

2118. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the volume and value of dairy ingredient exports to Northern Ireland in 2019 to 30 June 2019. [34272/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Dairy Sector

Charlie McConalogue

2119. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the volume and value of dairy ingredient imports from Northern Ireland in 2019 to 30 June 2019. [34273/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Dairy Sector

Charlie McConalogue

2120. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the volume and value of dairy ingredient exports to the UK excluding Northern Ireland in 2019 to 30 June 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34274/19]

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