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Dairy Sector
Peter Burke

8. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the measures he is considering to support a strong and viable suckler herd; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31073/18]

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Common Agricultural Policy Subsidies
Aindrias Moynihan

12. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans for the CAP post 2020; his further plans to retain the budget at current levels; if not, his plans to secure increases for the effects of inflation on farmer payments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31444/18]

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Brexit Issues
Niamh Smyth

13. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the steps he is taking to protect farmers in Border counties from a hard Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31058/18]

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Common Agricultural Policy Subsidies
Pat Deering

14. Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the efforts he is making with his EU colleagues to secure an increase in the CAP budget post 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31159/18]

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Fodder Crisis
Tom Neville

15. Deputy Tom Neville asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the measures he is taking to mitigate fodder shortage in winter 2018-2019. [31290/18]

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Fish Quotas
Pat the Cope Gallagher

16. Deputy Pat The Cope Gallagher asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the future capacity restrictions he plans to implement for Irish vessels fishing in area VI(a) in order to ensure the conservation and rational exploitation of stocks in that area in view of the imminent repeal of Council Regulation (EC) No 1342/2008 of 18 December 2008 establishing a long-term plan for cod stocks and the fisheries exploiting those stocks; his further plans for the numerous other vessels which potentially may have or seek access to area VI(a) subsequent to the repeal of the regulation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31075/18]

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TAMS Eligibility
Jackie Cahill

17. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the rules of TAMS will be adjusted to include underpasses in view of the fact that it is a health and safety issue for farmers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30312/18]

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Fodder Crisis
Charlie McConalogue

18. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the steps he is taking and the supports he is putting in place to help farmers that risk another fodder crisis due to the extreme hot weather. [31067/18]

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Food Exports
Bernard Durkan

19. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the extent to which he remains satisfied that Irish food exports can retain their position on world markets with particular emphasis on the need to access new markets in the aftermath of Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31089/18]

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Common Agricultural Policy Subsidies
Brendan Smith

20. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the proposals he has put forward at the European agriculture Council regarding the need to increase the CAP budget post-2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31485/18]

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Animal Welfare
Maureen O'Sullivan

21. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 23 of 26 April 2018, the number of complaints received through his Department's hotline regarding hunting clubs; the actions that were taken; and his views on whether a more resolute response is needed in view of the number of breaches by hunt clubs and the serious risk to the public. [31462/18]

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Fisheries Offences
Pat the Cope Gallagher

22. Deputy Pat The Cope Gallagher asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the progress made to date in consulting with other political parties and the fishing sector in regard to drafting a new statutory instrument to address penalty points for serious infringements as per the European Union (Common Fisheries Policy) (Point System) Regulations 2018 (details supplied); when he plans to consult directly with all interested parties in order to resolve the impasse; the discussions and or meetings he has had with the sector since the motion to rescind SI No. 89 of 2018 was passed by Dáil Éireann in May 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31065/18]

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Horse and Greyhound Fund
Peter Burke

23. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to use the horse and greyhound fund to support the equestrian and sports horse sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31072/18]

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Animal Identification Schemes
Charlie McConalogue

24. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason changes have been made to the operation of livestock bed and breakfast practice; the reason the option to apply for a certificate of compliance for movement to another holding for feeding purposes has been discontinued; and if all applications are now treated as movement of an animal to another holding. [31068/18]

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Question Heading
Martin Heydon

25. Deputy Martin Heydon asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the need for further fodder support schemes in 2018 will be kept under review in view of the continuing demand for fodder in the recent hot weather conditions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31480/18]

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Exports Data
Martin Kenny

26. Deputy Martin Kenny asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status and detail of the quantities and destinations on the export markets for beef, lamb and live exports of sheep and cattle for 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31446/18]

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Fodder Crisis
Jackie Cahill

27. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a subsidy for a high-fibre concentrate feed will be introduced to mitigate the guaranteed fodder shortage in winter 2018 following the unprecedented warm weather conditions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31066/18]

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Animal Welfare
Maureen O'Sullivan

28. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the way in which he addressed welfare concerns of animals including horse and greyhound racing during the current hot weather. [31461/18]

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Disadvantaged Areas Scheme
Brian Stanley

29. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will work to ensure that the existing designated areas are retained in the scheme for disadvantaged areas and that other locations that are assessed as genuinely difficult to farm are included as part of a review; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31064/18]

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Drainage Schemes
Eugene Murphy

30. Deputy Eugene Murphy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to reintroduce a national land drainage scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31056/18]