Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Ceisteanna (465)

Charlie McConalogue


465. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of full-time and part-time staff Teagasc has working on the agricultural catchments programme; and the annual running and staffing costs, respectively, for the programme. [21151/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The Agricultural Catchments Programme is a large integrated research and advisory project that is fully funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and is now in its third four-year phase. It is delivered by Teagasc who have assigned 4 permanent and 12 part-time staff to work on the Programme. The total annual budget is €1.6m comprising €745,000 in salary costs and €855,000 for overheads, consumables, equipment, analytical services etc.