Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Ceisteanna (829)

Jackie Cahill

Ceist:

829. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the plans in place for a compensation scheme for those who have land affected by the ash dieback disease; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15298/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

My Department introduced a revised reconstitution scheme for plantations affected by Ash Dieback, known as the Reconstitution and Underplanting Scheme (Ash Dieback) or RUS on 10th June.

The revised Scheme offers significant support on top of the €7m already spent since the first support scheme for Ash Dieback was introduced in 2013. The scheme provides a suite of options that will give owners the opportunity to recover the maximum economic value possible from their affected ash plantations.