Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Ceisteanna (133)

Matt Carthy

Ceist:

133. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Taoiseach the quantity of horticulture peat that was exported from Ireland in each of the years 2016-2020 and to date in 2021; the countries of destination and the quantity for each; the proportion of that quantity that was cultivated by Bord na Móna in tabular form. [58845/21]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

The data requested by the Deputy is set out in the table below. Data in relation to the proportion that was cultivated by Bord na Móna cannot be provided as CSO cannot publish identifiable information about any person or entity under its legislation (Statistics Act, 1993). The data for 2021 to date is not included in the table as some of the data relating to this product which has been received by CSO is inconsistent with previous returns received. CSO has contacted the traders involved, via the VIMA branch of the Revenue Commissioners, to ascertain the accuracy of this data. Once a reply is received from these traders, and the data is either validated or corrected, it will be available for publication.

Table A : Exports of peat 2016 - 2020.

Exports of Peat