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McEntee, Shane

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Financial Resolution No. 15: General (Resumed) (Continued)

Over three years, Fianna Fáil's budgets broke the country. I will not be lectured to by the Deputy.More Button

That is why the Green Party walked.More Button

The Deputy would know all about that.More Button

Why did you not say it on Sunday?More Button

The Deputy writes rubbish every week on Sunday.More Button

It is different in my county to yours. People are working.More Button

Thanks to Fianna Fáil.More Button

The Deputy should put it into a Sunday Independent article. No one will be reading it anyway.More Button

The Deputy does not know what he is talking about. He does not have a clue.More Button

Deputy O'Dea need not worry, as we have recorded everything he has said for the past five years.More Button

It is Fianna Fáil that has us in this position.More Button

From the outset of this budgetary process, the Government was determined to build on the progress achieved in recent years in developing the agrifood sector and in particular to further contribute ...More Button

The 2013 budget reflects a significant Exchequer commitment of support for the agrifood sector and is recognition of the contribution the sector can make to economic recovery and future growth. T...More Button

As for the key priorities, this year’s budget is consistent with that of last year with regard to the Government’s priorities for the agrifood, marine and forestry sectors, namely, the protection...More Button

I refer to taxation measures in respect of restructuring and modernising the agrifood sector. In addition to and together with direct financial support for the agrifood sector, the Department ha...More Button

In respect of beef, I note the €25 million of continued investment in suckler beef. The Department was anxious to build on the success of the suckler cow scheme that operated from 2008 to 2012 a...More Button

In addition, the sum of €5 million has been set aside to support the continuation for another year of the beef technology adaptation programme, a scheme that provides beef farmers with better infor...More Button

The dairy sector continues to perform very well on international markets. New growth projections arising from the abolition of quotas in 2015 will allow Ireland to increase milk output by up to ...More Button