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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 24 July 2018

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Ceisteanna (1980)

Barry Cowen


1980. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of extra employees to be hired in his Department between now and March 2019 to prepare for a hard Brexit; the specific roles these new employees will take up; the estimated cost of hiring these new employees; the impacts on his Department's expenditure ceilings for 2018 and 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34656/18]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

My Department has been involved in preparations for Brexit for some time now and has contributed its views into the whole of Government Brexit contingency planning process. Following the Government's decision to prepare a detailed Action Plan, my Department is finalising its analysis on facilitating potential increased sanitary and phytosanitary controls, and export certification, including staffing and infrastructure requirements at ports and airports, in particular Dublin and Rosslare. On completion of this analysis a detailed Action Plan, with associated costs, will be presented to Government.