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Thu, 12 Jul 2018

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Common Agricultural Policy Negotiations
Charlie McConalogue

1. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the actions he is taking at EU level to ensure the proposed budget cuts for the 2021-27 Common Agricultural Policy, CAP, programme are reversed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32065/18]

Thu, 12 Jul 2018

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Common Agricultural Policy Negotiations
Martin Kenny

2. Deputy Martin Kenny asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the types of schemes that will be under Pillar 2 of the next CAP; the environmental measure that will be made mandatory or otherwise under Pillar 1 of the next CAP; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31632/18]

Thu, 12 Jul 2018

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Fodder Crisis
Jackie Cahill

3. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the steps is he taking to ensure sufficient supports are put in place to assist farmers who risk another fodder shortage due to the extreme hot weather. [32066/18]

Thu, 12 Jul 2018

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Severe Weather Events
Mattie McGrath

4. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the cohesive steps he plans to put in place to address the crisis pertaining to agriculture and wider economy in the context of the ongoing heatwave and dry spell and the impact they are having on the entire agricultural sector and the impending shortages there will be until spring 2019 for farmers who need to protect their animals and crops and be able to function going forward. [32069/18]

Thu, 12 Jul 2018

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Herd Data
Eamon Ryan

5. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his Department has carried out research on the optimal size of the national cattle and sheep herd in the context of fodder and emissions. [32067/18]

Thu, 12 Jul 2018

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Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Review
Charlie McConalogue

6. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the ANC review with regard to redesignation using a set list of biophysical criteria; if the new approach must be introduced from January 2019; if mapping of all current ANC lands has been completed; the actions that have been completed to date by officials; the actions that remain outstanding; the timeframe for remaining actions; when the final ANC data will be submitted to the European Commission in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31071/18]

Thu, 12 Jul 2018

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Fodder Crisis
Martin Kenny

7. Deputy Martin Kenny asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his Department is monitoring the level of fodder being harvested; his views on whether there will be an adequate amount of fodder harvested to replenish stocks that were completely depleted in spring 2018; his further views on whether there will be an issue in obtaining concentrate feed from both domestic and international sources due to poor harvests; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31445/18]

Thu, 12 Jul 2018

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Suckler Welfare Scheme Payments
Bobby Aylward

9. Deputy Bobby Aylward asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the level of direct support for the suckler cow herd will be increased to €200 per cow under the next CAP; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31481/18]

Thu, 12 Jul 2018

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Brexit Supports
Charlie McConalogue

10. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the operational details of the various Brexit loan schemes announced in the budget for farmers, fishermen and food businesses in 2018; when it will open for applications; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31070/18]

Thu, 12 Jul 2018

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Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Review
Martin Kenny

11. Deputy Martin Kenny asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the redesignation of areas of natural constraint, ANC, land; his plans to increase the ANC in budget 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31447/18]

Wed, 11 Jul 2018

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Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements
Joan Burton

1. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his meeting with European Union, EU, Commission President, Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker during his visit to Dublin. [27494/18]

Wed, 11 Jul 2018

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Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements
Micheál Martin

2. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his meeting with President Juncker; the issues that were discussed; if President Juncker raised the December backstop agreement; and President Juncker's views in relation to the Brexit negotiations. [27687/18]

Wed, 11 Jul 2018

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Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements
Mary Lou McDonald

3. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his recent engagement with the President of the European Commission, Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker. [28955/18]

Wed, 11 Jul 2018

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Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements
Richard Boyd Barrett

4. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his meeting with European Union Commission President, Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker. [29098/18]

Wed, 11 Jul 2018

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Urban Renewal Schemes
Joan Burton

5. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his Department’s work in respect of the Dublin inner city forum established on foot of the Dublin inner city task force report. [27495/18]

Wed, 11 Jul 2018

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Urban Renewal Schemes
Mary Lou McDonald

6. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the work of his Department on the Dublin inner city forum. [28956/18]

Wed, 11 Jul 2018

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Urban Renewal Schemes
Brendan Howlin

7. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Taoiseach if he will provide an update on his Department's work regarding the north inner city task force. [29292/18]

Wed, 11 Jul 2018

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Urban Renewal Schemes
Noel Rock

8. Deputy Noel Rock asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the work of his Department in respect of the Dublin inner city forum established following the Dublin inner city task force report. [30974/18]

Wed, 11 Jul 2018

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European Council Meetings
Micheál Martin

9. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach the European Union leaders he spoke with prior to the June 2018 EU Council meeting. [27688/18]

Wed, 11 Jul 2018

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European Council Meetings
Joan Burton

10. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach the European Union leaders he spoke with prior to the June 2018 EU Council meeting. [28848/18]