Thursday, 8 October 2020

Ceisteanna (332)

Denis Naughten

Ceist:

332. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 438 of 16 April 2019, when he plans to introduce a voluntary farm building relocation scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29481/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

My Department continues to monitor the situation in relation to the floods, with significant flooding occurring of farmlands but, in general, not of farmyards to-date.

A study to determine the feasibility of any future once-off targeted scheme for Voluntary Farm Building Relocation is being undertaken. My Department has evaluated a range of at risk farmyards, impacted by flooding, to see if any alternative remedial works can be undertaken to protect farm buildings at risk of flooding and is currently considering this evaluation.