Primary Care Centres

Ceisteanna (134)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Ceist:

134. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Health the progress made to date to replace Clifden Hospital and St. Anne’s Nursing Home, both owned by the HSE, with a purpose-built facility; when the new facility will be built and opened; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25847/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The Department has requested the Health Service Executive to provide the Deputy directly with the information requested on the District Hospital and St Anne's Community Nursing Unit in Clifden, County Galway.

Primary Care Centres Provision

Ceisteanna (135)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Ceist:

135. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Health when a new primary care centre will be provided in Clifden, County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25848/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

As the HSE has responsibility for the provision, along with the maintenance and operation of Primary Care Centres and other Primary Care facilities, the Executive has been asked to reply directly to the Deputy.

Health Services Provision

Ceisteanna (136)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

136. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Health if a matter (details supplied) regarding cardiac care in County Kerry will be addressed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25871/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to you directly as soon as possible.

Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council

Ceisteanna (137)

Clare Daly

Ceist:

137. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 919 of 16 January 2018, if there is a review by PHECC to resolve the ongoing problems with non-recognised institutions or instructors of first aid training as a result of its prohibition on advertising by unrecognised and smaller providers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25878/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) is the statutory body responsible for standards, education and training in the area of pre-hospital emergency care. In 2014, PHECC developed the First Aid Response (FAR) education and training standard, building on its foundational Cardiac First Response course.

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) is responsible for the enforcement of Occupational First Aid (OFA) provisions of Part 7 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007. I understand that since September last, FAR is now recognised by the HSA as the recognised standard to meet occupational first aid needs in the workplace. Both the HSA and PHECC issued joint communications to inform OFA providers and instructors, recognised institutions, students and employers of the key activities and milestones over the course of the transition from OFA to FAR.

Training institutions/individuals who wish to conduct courses and award PHECC qualifications must comply with and meet the PHECC Education and Training standard commensurate with the particular course they wish to conduct, and certificate they seek to award. Therefore, training organisations, including sole traders, who wish to deliver FAR and FAR instructor training are encouraged to become Recognised Institutions (RI) with PHECC. This involves an application process and a commitment to adhere to Council rules for RIs and the Quality Review Framework.

There is no prohibition on any training provider being recognised by PHECC to deliver training, provided that they meet the standard set by Council. In the interest of protecting patients and the public, only approved organisations and individuals are permitted to advertise PHECC approved courses or use the PHECC logo on promotional material.

PHECC provided 5 regional information sessions earlier this year for FAR instructors, OFA instructors, other individuals and organisations interested in its standards and model of course provision. In addition, it has launched online portal to stream line its application process for RI status and course approvals.

I have been assured that PHECC has and will continue to meet organisations and/or individuals to address any issues or concerns that have arisen in relation to the transition from the OFA to the FAR standard.

Medical Records

Ceisteanna (138)

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

138. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Health his plans to change the law to allow persons timely and free access to their medical records in view of the fact that persons may have to make a request under data protection legislation (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25887/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I am fully supportive of individuals being able to access their own personal medical records routinely and administratively (that is on a non-statutory basis) from data controllers in health services except where there are exceptional circumstances justifying a restriction of access Such access should be provided in a timely manner and without any cost to the individual.

Alternatively, individuals may, should they wish, invoke their statutory rights of access under the Data Protection Act 2018 and the Freedom of Information Act 2014.

Under the subject access provisions of the new General Data Protection Regulation and the recently enacted Data Protection Act 2018, data controllers should respond to an individual access request within one month of receipt of the request. In limited circumstances, the response period may be extended to two months, where requests are complex or comprise a number of requests. An individual’s access to his or her medical records may be restricted where the data controller believes that access is likely to cause serious harm to the physical or mental health of the data subject. No fee is payable where the request is by an individual to access his/her personal records. However, where a controller believes a request is manifestly unfounded or excessive, they may either charge a fee for administrative costs in dealing with the request or refuse to act on the request. The burden of demonstrating why a request is manifestly unfounded or excessive rests on the health service provider.

Access to one's medical records may also be made under the Freedom of Information Act 2014 if the records are held by a public body within the meaning of the Act. The FOI Act applies to the HSE and to voluntary hospitals as well as to a number of health agencies. It does not apply to private hospitals. It applies to records kept by GPs in relation to patients who are medical card holders but not to the records of private patients. The HSE is considered to hold the records of medical card holders for FOI purposes. Under the FOI Act, an individual’s access to his or her medical record can be restricted where the body holding it believes that to give access might be prejudicial to physical or mental health, well-being or emotional condition of the individual. However, where that view is taken the body, access may still be possible through a health professional having expertise in relation to the subject-matter of the record. No fees are applicable where the request involves access to an individual’s own personal records. FOI bodies have 20 working days to process such requests.

I would also highlight to the Deputy the Medical Council’s Guide to Professional Conduct and Ethics (8th Edition) which states that patients have a right to get copies of their medical records except where this is likely to cause serious harm to their physical or mental health.

I am firmly of the view that patients should have timely access to their personal medical records with no additional cost or administrative burden and will be keeping this matter under review.

Home Help Service Provision

Ceisteanna (139)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

139. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) will be provided with additional home help hours; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25888/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.

Home Care Packages Provision

Ceisteanna (140)

Seán Fleming

Ceist:

140. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Health if additional home care hours will be provided to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25889/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.

Nursing Homes Support Scheme Administration

Ceisteanna (141)

Seán Fleming

Ceist:

141. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Health the reason persons can be approved for the nursing home support scheme or fair deal in private nursing homes and the same applicants cannot be approved for respite care in the same institution (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25890/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The Nursing Homes Support Scheme (NHSS) is a system of financial support for those in need of long-term nursing home care. The scheme is provided for by the Nursing Homes Support Scheme Act 2009. Participants contribute to the cost of their care according to their income and assets while the State pays the balance of the cost. The scheme aims to ensure that long-term nursing home care is accessible and affordable for everyone and that people are cared for in the most appropriate settings. The scheme does not apply to respite or other short-term care. Applicants must be assessed as needing long-term nursing home care to be eligible for State support.

Disease Management

Ceisteanna (142)

Róisín Shortall

Ceist:

142. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 172 and 173 of 17 May 2018, the target elimination date for hepatitis C in view of the contradictory information provided in the response which is 2030 and the statements made by the national hepatitis C treatment programme manager who gives the target date as 2026; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25891/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

Hepatitis C virus is a major cause of liver disease worldwide with an estimated 80 million people chronically infected. To tackle this issue, the World Health Assembly adopted the first ‘Global Health Sector Strategy on Viral Hepatitis, 2016-2021’ in 2016. This strategy highlights the critical role of universal health coverage. The strategy’s vision is to eliminate viral hepatitis as a public health problem, encapsulated in the global targets of reducing new viral hepatitis infections by 90% and reducing deaths due to viral hepatitis by 65% by 2030. The WHO European Region adopted the first-ever Action Plan for viral hepatitis in September 2016. The Action Plan follows the 2016 WHO Global Health Sector Strategy on viral hepatitis. It addresses viral hepatitis as a public health threat and aims to achieve these targets in the European Region by 2030.

The HSE’s National Hepatitis C Treatment Programme (NHCTP) was established in 2015, following a key recommendation from my Department’s 2014 Report, ‘A Public Health Plan for the Pharmaceutical Treatment of Hepatitis C’. The Programme is a multi-annual public health plan, which aims to provide treatment across a range of healthcare settings to all persons living with hepatitis C in Ireland. The National Programme's goal is to make hepatitis C a rare disease in Ireland by 2026.

Health Services

Ceisteanna (143, 145)

Róisín Shortall

Ceist:

143. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health if a small amount of ring-fenced funding will be made available to develop a national elimination plan to work in tandem with the NHCTP; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25892/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Róisín Shortall

Ceist:

145. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to a report (details supplied); and his views on the recommendations on HCV care enclosed therein. [25894/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 143 and 145 together.

As these PQs relate to service matters concerning the HSE Hepatitis C Programme, they have been referred to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.

Disease Management

Question No. 145 answered with Question No. 143.

Ceisteanna (144)

Róisín Shortall

Ceist:

144. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 172 and 173 of 17 May 2018, if funds will be made available to deliver HCV care in primary care settings; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25893/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

On foot of a 2014 report by an expert National Group, entitled Public Health Plan for the Pharmaceutical Treatment of Hepatitis C, the Government decided that the HSE should establish a National Treatment Programme. This involved a multi-annual plan for the pharmaceutical treatment of Hepatitis C, based on clinical prioritisation. Patients with the highest risk were prioritised and a phased treatment process delivered over a number of years to ensure that resources were managed efficiently and effectively. An annual sum of €30m has been provided in each year since 2015 to facilitate this treatment programme. At the request of my predecessor as Minister for Health, the HSE established a governance and management structure to oversee the implementation of the multi-annual pharmaceutical treatment plan. This was to ensure that clinical needs were addressed and that there was appropriate national direction and co-ordination such that treatment plans were cost-effective and matched to the level of funding available.The Government remains committed to the objectives of the Public Health Plan for the Pharmaceutical Treatment of Hepatitis C and to the ultimate eradication of hepatitis C in the Irish population. In the light of experience with the programme to date and its success in treating more than 2,000 patients, the HSE is, as the Deputy will be aware, working to develop proposals for integrated care models for hepatitis C treatment, in community and acute settings, and I will consider these, including any resourcing aspects, when I receive them.

Question No. 145 answered with Question No. 143.

Aquaculture Regulation

Ceisteanna (146)

Mick Wallace

Ceist:

146. Deputy Mick Wallace asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if salmon farm escapes have been reported from 1 January 2018 to date. [25748/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

My Department’s records do not indicate any reports of fish escapes from salmon farms during the period referred to by the Deputy.

Waste Management

Ceisteanna (147)

Clare Daly

Ceist:

147. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amounts, nature and dates of hazardous material or hazardous waste exported from Haulbowline Island for decontamination; and the destination of same in each of the years 2007 to 2017 and to date in 2018. [25751/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

My Department assumed responsibility for remediation works at Haulbowline Island in 2012. Cork County Council is appointed as my agent for the operational delivery of the remediation project. One of the important initial tasks undertaken since 2012 was to apply for and secure a Waste Licence from the Environmental Protection Agency. The licence in situ was approved in July 2014. The licence sets out the conditions under which remediation activities can take place on Haulbowline East Tip including facility management and operations, emissions limits and handling/treatment of waste.

Cork County Council, as my agent overseeing the operational delivery of the remediation works, has confirmed that there has only been one instance of the removal of hazardous waste from the site for offsite decontamination/disposal since 2012. This involved the removal, in February this year, of 400 litres of waste oil to a licensed facility for treatment. As was appropriate, the EPA was informed in advance of the removal of the hazardous materials.

Greyhound Industry

Ceisteanna (148)

Clare Daly

Ceist:

148. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the injuries sustained by a dog (details supplied) at the Clonmel track on 4 May 2018; and if the dog was euthanised by a vet at the track that day. [25771/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

Bord na gCon is a commercial State Body, established under the Greyhound Industry Act, 1958, chiefly to control greyhound racing and to improve and develop the greyhound industry.

Bord na gCon is a body corporate and a separate entity to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

Bord na gCon has informed me that on the 4th May 2018 the greyhound 'Darty Talk' competed in the seventh race at Clonmel track. The report from the Bord na gCon Stipendiary Steward officiating that night, indicated the dog led for most of the race but collapsed and died approaching the winning line. The vet on duty confirmed a 'heart attack' as the cause of death.

Greyhound Industry

Ceisteanna (149)

Clare Daly

Ceist:

149. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the various methods used to euthanise injured greyhounds at tracks; if greyhounds with treatable injuries are euthanised; and his views on the number of greyhounds injured and killed at tracks (details supplied). [25772/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

Bord na gCon is a commercial State Body, established under the Greyhound Industry Act, 1958, chiefly to control greyhound racing and to improve and develop the greyhound industry.

Bord na gCon is a body corporate and a separate legal entity to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

I have made enquiries with Bord na gCon on your behalf and have been informed that where a greyhound is seriously injured at a racetrack and a decision is made that the animal should be put to sleep, the duty veterinary surgeon euthanises the greyhound by the intravenous administration of a lethal injection.

Greyhounds injured during racing are examined at the track by the veterinarian on duty. Invariably the vet advises the owner/trainer on the treatment options be it with the intention of the dog returning to fitness for racing or in the case of more serious injuries that the greyhound will be kept as a pet by the owner or rehomed through an agency. However, where injuries are of a very serious nature, and in the interest of the long term welfare of the animal, the veterinary surgeon with the owner's permission will decide to euthanise the greyhound.

In the period between July 2014 to the end of December 2017 there were over 336,000 starters at the Bord na gCon controlled tracks in Ireland. As with any sport where speed is a major element, injuries do occur. The numbers injured in this period averaged at 0.45% of starters. Bord na gCon endeavours to minimise the risk of injury to racing greyhounds and is proactive in ensuring that best practice in track maintenance is followed, with inspections by Bord na gCon racing/maintenance and project manager overseeing the work of local track groundsmen.

Departmental Correspondence

Ceisteanna (150)

Martin Kenny

Ceist:

150. Deputy Martin Kenny asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the case of a person (details supplied); the reason officials in his Department have not responded to correspondence on the matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25799/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The matter was inadvertently overlooked and is now being dealt with. A reply will issue this week.

Grant Payments

Ceisteanna (151)

Jackie Cahill

Ceist:

151. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the grants that have been paid to a person (details supplied) since they commenced farming; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25913/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

My Department has issued a statement of payment history, directly to the herd owner involved, covering the period 2002 to date. A search of Department records is underway to locate any older payment records. The herdowner will be informed of the result of this search in due course.

Young Farmers Scheme

Ceisteanna (152)

Jackie Cahill

Ceist:

152. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if an application for the young farmer scheme by a person (details supplied) will be reviewed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25914/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The person named submitted an application to my Department for continued participation in the Young Farmers Scheme (YFS). The EU Regulations governing the YFS require my Department to carry out inspections to ensure compliance with the scheme eligibility criteria.

The 2017 YFS application of the person named was selected for inspection. This inspection was carried out on 28 February 2018 and it identified that the person named did not meet the scheme eligibility criteria in relation to being in financial control of the holding.

The initial findings of the inspection were notified on 17 May 2018 and the person named was afforded the opportunity to submit comments on the findings. Comments were submitted by the person named and these are currently being examined. A final decision on the outcome of the inspection will be notified to the person named shortly. This letter will advise the person named that they can seek a review of the decision by submitting new facts or fresh evidence with supporting documents, within 28 days of the date of the letter.

If the person named is dissatisfied with the outcome of any such review, the decision can be appealed to the independent Agriculture Appeals Office, within 3 months.

Young Farmers Scheme

Ceisteanna (153)

Jackie Cahill

Ceist:

153. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if an application for the young farmer scheme by a person (details supplied) will be reviewed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25915/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The person named submitted an application to my Department for continued participation in the Young Farmers Scheme (YFS). The EU Regulations governing the YFS require my Department to carry out inspections to ensure compliance with the scheme eligibility criteria.

The 2017 YFS application of the person named was selected for inspection. This inspection was carried out on 23 March 2018 and it identified that the person named did not meet the scheme criteria in relation to being in financial control of the holding.

The initial findings of the inspection were notified on 14 May 2018 and the person named was afforded the opportunity to submit comments on the findings. Comments were submitted by the person named and these were examined and the final outcome of the inspection, which upheld the original inspection findings, was notified by letter of 28 May 2018. This letter advised the person named that they could seek a review of this decision by submitting new facts or fresh evidence with supporting documents, within 28 days of the date of this letter. My Department has no record of receiving a review request at this time.

If the person named is dissatisfied with the outcome of any such review, the decision can be appealed to the independent Agriculture Appeals Office, within 3 months.

Agriculture Scheme Data

Ceisteanna (154)

Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

154. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of applications to the fodder transport scheme by county to date in tabular from; and the number of eligible applicants that have been paid. [25916/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

A total of 534 applications have been received in respect of the Fodder Transport Support Measure. Processing of these applications is on going with a view to payments issuing at the soonest possible date.

Breakdown of applications received by county -

County

Number of Applications received

Cork

211

Galway

25

Cavan

16

Donegal

52

Clare

51

Kerry

38

Kildare

1

Kilkenny

1

Roscommon

31

Leitrim

18

Limerick

9

Longford

2

Louth

2

Mayo

19

Meath

3

Offaly

4

Sligo

14

Tipperary

34

Waterford

1

Westmeath

2

Total

534

GLAS Data

Ceisteanna (155)

Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

155. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the estimated average payment for eligible farmers in both GLAS and GLAS+; the number of farmers that are active in the GLAS and GLAS+ scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25917/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The estimated average payment for eligible farmers in the GLAS Scheme is €4,155 which, as provided for under EU Regulation, is paid in two parts. The estimated average payment for eligible farmers in the GLAS + scheme is an additional €1,450. There are currently 49,295 participants live in the GLAS scheme, including 3,329 GLAS + participants.

Bord Bia Staff

Ceisteanna (156)

Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

156. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the location and number of full-time and part-time staff employed in each international Bord Bia office; and the cost of offices and staffing by each office on an annual basis in tabular form. [25918/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

Bord Bia has 13 international offices: Amsterdam, Dubai, Dusseldorf, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, New York, Paris, Shanghai, Singapore, Stockholm and Warsaw.

The number of full time and part time staff employed in each; and the costs of offices and staffing for each international office on an annual basis, is an operational matter for Bord Bia. My Department has asked Bord Bia to contact the Deputy directly.

GLAS Data

Ceisteanna (157)

Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

157. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of persons in receipt of GLAS 1, 2 and 3 that have received the 85% advance payment of their 2017 payment by county in tabular form; the number of persons that have passed all payment approval checks and are awaiting their 85% portion of 2017 payment; the number of GLAS recipients that have yet to receive this portion of payment by county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25919/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

Balancing Payments for the GLAS scheme commence when the Member State has verified that all eligibility conditions have been met. This is a requirement in the relevant EU Payment Regulations and is a long-standing EU audit requirement. GLAS 2017 balancing payments commenced payment week ending 18 May 2018 as per my Department’s commitment at the beginning of the year.

To date, over 98% of eligible GLAS participants have received their balancing payment. A number of cases remain ineligible for payment as the GLAS participant and/or their Advisor need to take action. I would encourage any GLAS applicant with outstanding obligations, such as the submission of a Nutrient Management Plan or finalisation of a Commonage Management Plan to speak to their Advisor and ensure that this work is completed as a priority. Without the submission of all the required information, these applicants will remain ineligible for further GLAS payments.

Please find in the table a further breakdown of GLAS 2017 payments made to date:

-

GLAS 1

County

Cases

Advance

Advance Amt

Advance+

Advance+ Amt

Balance

Balance Amt

Balance+

Balance+ Amt

Carlow

271

265

€998,321.08

6

€1,947.30

208

€136,784.79

€0.00

€0.00

Cavan

901

891

€3,238,628.30

16

€14,769.54

764

€494,411.87

€0.00

€0.00

Clare

1599

1,574

€5,642,137.18

235

€331,367.12

1,337

€846,086.94

€0.00

€0.00

Cork

2121

2,082

€7,179,992.61

180

€240,821.87

1,663

€1,011,250.85

€0.00

€0.00

Donegal

1919

1,862

€6,175,524.29

120

€147,025.27

1,232

€713,557.85

€0.00

€0.00

Dublin

58

57

€206,476.66

2

€1,718.48

41

€26,059.85

€0.00

€0.00

Galway

3033

2,949

€10,536,128.37

160

€157,147.44

2,281

€1,445,115.27

€0.00

€0.00

Kerry

1758

1,696

€6,002,001.22

276

€341,654.76

1,113

€680,653.29

€0.00

€0.00

Kildare

239

229

€852,314.60

0

€0.00

175

€115,749.27

€0.00

€0.00

Kilkenny

423

414

€1,515,922.75

0

€0.00

361

€234,376.57

€0.00

€0.00

Laois

366

362

€1,302,414.65

18

€24,459.26

303

€193,123.31

€0.00

€0.00

Leitrim

1010

998

€3,588,649.30

38

€48,887.01

855

€539,156.43

€0.00

€0.00

Limerick

1039

1,026

€3,675,077.19

158

€236,000.03

940

€593,692.07

€0.00

€0.00

Longford

509

505

€1,824,869.10

1

€1,699.99

464

€295,553.70

€0.00

€0.00

Louth

147

135

€494,012.13

0

€0.00

91

€59,484.22

€0.00

€0.00

Mayo

2527

2,389

€8,446,356.43

154

€120,563.01

1,824

€1,134,092.93

€0.00

€0.00

Meath

418

411

€1,480,910.96

0

€0.00

350

€222,432.88

€0.00

€0.00

Monaghan

571

564

€1,859,104.38

7

€7,438.53

463

€268,820.95

€0.00

€0.00

Offaly

472

464

€1,639,856.09

13

€17,320.84

386

€239,802.39

€0.00

€0.00

Roscommon

1513

1,499

€5,455,851.38

5

€3,152.92

1,361

€870,261.01

€0.00

€0.00

Sligo

928

906

€3,185,653.41

17

€21,078.63

754

€472,324.57

€0.00

€0.00

Tipperary

1114

1,087

€3,987,663.00

74

€100,241.55

925

€594,900.74

€0.00

€0.00

Waterford

355

332

€1,174,313.26

25

€29,127.68

256

€155,996.51

€0.00

€0.00

Westmeath

639

633

€2,307,231.94

4

€3,805.89

568

€365,859.74

€0.00

€0.00

Wexford

746

726

€2,727,123.88

7

€6,811.70

621

€409,933.17

€0.00

€0.00

Wicklow

325

314

€1,190,575.79

11

€7,842.52

227

€151,933.25

€0.00

€0.00

TOTAL

25,001

24,370

€86,687,109.95

1,527

€1,864,881.34

19,563

€12,271,414.42

0

€0.00

GLAS Totals

Cases

49,337

Paid Adv

47,793

Paid Bal

32,936

Amount

€189,161,027.18

GLAS+ Totals

Cases

3,329

Amount

€3,969,166.75

(Table cntd.)

-

GLAS 2

County

Cases

Advance

Advance Amt

Advance+

Advance+ Amt

Balance

Balance Amt

Balance+

Balance+ Amt

Carlow

125

118

€421,768.28

0

€0.00

92

€58,578.76

€0.00

€0.00

Cavan

428

418

€1,503,839.13

15

€21,577.15

355

€224,599.13

€0.00

€0.00

Clare

684

670

€2,449,460.44

114

€158,662.21

544

€349,971.01

€0.00

€0.00

Cork

992

954

€3,364,310.19

116

€160,256.74

748

€462,764.77

€0.00

€0.00

Donegal

993

955

€3,099,024.33

120

€147,393.30

522

€300,168.93

€0.00

€0.00

Dublin

17

17

€63,772.73

1

€1,699.99

14

€9,014.30

€0.00

€0.00

Galway

1,285

1,220

€4,186,695.04

94

€101,905.10

849

€522,863.09

€0.00

€0.00

Kerry

864

831

€2,998,477.15

178

€216,378.42

500

€314,448.93

€0.00

€0.00

Kildare

76

64

€226,328.10

0

€0.00

51

€32,197.04

€0.00

€0.00

Kilkenny

207

201

€754,015.49

0

€0.00

174

€115,542.61

€0.00

€0.00

Laois

191

185

€654,579.19

8

€11,056.15

159

€98,135.90

€0.00

€0.00

Leitrim

419

406

€1,474,117.59

39

€51,440.93

330

€211,500.80

€0.00

€0.00

Limerick

296

286

€1,014,037.13

44

€58,869.53

257

€160,845.71

€0.00

€0.00

Longford

341

332

€1,224,651.94

5

€5,745.69

302

€197,366.28

€0.00

€0.00

Louth

78

71

€246,745.65

0

€0.00

40

€25,842.10

€0.00

€0.00

Mayo

1,316

1,216

€4,152,188.15

129

€112,789.47

793

€478,418.55

€0.00

€0.00

Meath

195

192

€687,702.48

0

€0.00

165

€105,334.75

€0.00

€0.00

Monaghan

143

142

€484,904.20

5

€8,499.92

129

€77,502.34

€0.00

€0.00

Offaly

275

262

€995,684.86

17

€25,248.49

229

€152,560.43

€0.00

€0.00

Roscommon

547

526

€1,886,448.33

12

€8,713.93

463

€293,640.37

€0.00

€0.00

Sligo

362

351

€1,204,314.67

18

€21,852.76

262

€156,454.81

€0.00

€0.00

Tipperary

500

478

€1,773,773.93

44

€55,709.40

378

€245,998.67

€0.00

€0.00

Waterford

130

114

€403,956.67

6

€10,199.84

92

€57,928.60

€0.00

€0.00

Westmeath

263

255

€940,014.54

8

€9,325.55

232

€151,057.76

€0.00

€0.00

Wexford

262

244

€911,451.68

7

€7,953.33

218

€143,653.85

€0.00

€0.00

Wicklow

151

145

€565,851.23

16

€13,421.39

75

€50,389.17

€0.00

€0.00

TOTAL

11,140

10,653

€37,688,113.12

996

€1,208,699.29

7,973

€4,996,778.66

0

€0.00

GLAS Totals

Cases

Paid Adv

Paid Bal

Amount

GLAS+ Totals

Cases

Amount

Table cntd.

-

GLAS 3

County

Cases

Advance

Advance Amt

Advance+

Advance+ Amt

Balance

Balance Amt

Balance+

Balance+ Amt

Carlow

127

125

€456,647.42

5

€4,137.69

41

26081.29

0

0

Cavan

534

521

€1,847,584.45

12

€15,613.16

238

145892.96

0

0

Clare

804

784

€2,779,471.87

69

€85,902.27

342

208485.73

0

0

Cork

930

895

€3,026,868.89

67

€96,175.84

494

286801.5

0

0

Donegal

1,406

1,362

€4,192,533.44

116

€141,935.22

546

287145.36

0

0

Dublin

19

19

€64,567.68

0

€0.00

9

6126.53

0

0

Galway

1,585

1,541

€5,292,703.80

93

€79,533.49

814

490339.64

0

0

Kerry

762

734

€2,537,528.76

113

€126,944.02

343

204850.23

0

0

Kildare

114

107

€399,728.36

4

€4,277.30

57

37402.64

0

0

Kilkenny

191

177

€673,061.32

2

€1,959.03

84

55269.29

0

0

Laois

231

220

€801,395.21

10

€13,037.61

66

43237.62

0

0

Leitrim

525

517

€1,805,624.72

38

€45,074.95

199

120346.39

0

0

Limerick

402

396

€1,397,250.31

28

€35,088.10

271

167532.92

0

0

Longford

328

322

€1,164,276.38

1

€885.32

131

82971.72

0

0

Louth

93

91

€326,537.64

1

€41.33

30

18957.28

0

0

Mayo

1,661

1,578

€5,262,748.22

122

€90,211.43

592

354863.45

0

0

Meath

247

237

€848,537.28

2

€2,821.98

58

36310.21

0

0

Monaghan

334

332

€1,127,288.74

2

€1,792.95

172

99481.42

0

0

Offaly

294

284

€1,054,725.56

18

€20,885.12

79

51853.53

0

0

Roscommon

715

698

€2,493,781.70

15

€17,433.09

249

155137.39

0

0

Sligo

492

479

€1,684,478.79

24

€22,214.86

118

72804.02

0

0

Tipperary

498

485

€1,799,265.61

32

€47,731.49

179

114437.82

0

0

Waterford

120

111

€400,605.07

11

€14,049.78

62

37347.8

0

0

Westmeath

278

272

€1,003,813.28

3

€2,623.91

115

72134.18

0

0

Wexford

307

292

€1,118,059.16

15

€21,568.93

78

51397.35

0

0

Wicklow

199

191

€709,584.82

3

€3,647.25

33

21734.28

0

0

TOTAL

13,196

12,770

€44,268,668.48

806

€895,586.12

5,400

€3,248,942.55

0

€0.00

GLAS Totals

Cases

Paid Adv

Paid Bal

Amount

Agriculture Scheme Data

Ceisteanna (158)

Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

158. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of persons in receipt of the sheep welfare scheme payment who have received their 2017 balancing payment by county in tabular form; the number who have passed all payment approval checks and are awaiting on their 2017 balancing payment; the number in receipt of sheep welfare payments who have yet to receive the 2017 balancing payment by county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25920/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The position at 11th June is as follows:

Table 1

County

Number of applicants who have received a balancing payment as of 11th of June 2018

CARLOW

417

CAVAN

419

CLARE

203

CORK

990

DONEGAL

3531

DUBLIN

103

GALWAY

2391

KERRY

1678

KILDARE

358

KILKENNY

295

LAOIS

243

LEITRIM

681

LIMERICK

89

LONGFORD

219

LOUTH

227

MAYO

2997

MEATH

565

MONAGHAN

210

OFFALY

282

ROSCOMMON

1034

SLIGO

880

TIPPERARY

450

WATERFORD

239

WESTMEATH

402

WEXFORD

543

WICKLOW

825

TOTAL

20271

Table 2

County

Number of applicants not yet cleared for payment - issues still outstanding as of 11th June 2018

CARLOW

25

CAVAN

21

CLARE

16

CORK

38

DONEGAL

88

DUBLIN

3

GALWAY

64

KERRY

29

KILDARE

22

KILKENNY

9

LAOIS

17

LEITRIM

7

LIMERICK

4

LONGFORD

10

LOUTH

10

MAYO

46

MEATH

14

MONAGHAN

16

OFFALY

16

ROSCOMMON

29

SLIGO

13

TIPPERARY

26

WATERFORD

7

WESTMEATH

13

WEXFORD

55

WICKLOW

52

TOTAL

650

As further cases in table 2 are resolved, pay runs are put in place to process them to payment. Some of these cases might not receive a payment e.g. where the actions have not been completed by the applicant.