Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Ceisteanna (491)

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Ceist:

491. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the allocation of Exchequer and EU funding for Teagasc farm walks; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47594/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

My Department provides Teagasc with an annual block Grant in Aid subvention to support its activities in providing research, training and advisory services to the agriculture and food sectors. The indicative allocation for 2020 is €136.7m. Teagasc also earn approximately €50m per annum in own resource income.

The amount of funding it allocates to specific programmes and activities is an operational matter for Teagasc. Accordingly, I have requested Teagasc to provide the information requested directly to the Deputy.