I am just asking the Minister about the statement made by Deputy Ellis, and the Taoiseach when he visited Leitrim in October last, that a DVO would be established in Drumshambo, County Leitrim. That decision has not been followed-up.
Can the Minister confirm that a meeting took place in his Department between the Taoiseach, the Secretary General and the Minister on the establishment of a DVO in County Leitrim, as that is only one of two counties which does not have its own DVO? Can he also confirm that on numerous occasions the local IFA committee has requested the Minister to establish the office in County Leitrim due to the fact that there are difficulties of space in the offices in Sligo and that the Department is looking at alternative arrangements for the DVO in Sligo? When will a decision be made to locate a DVO in County Leitrim?