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Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

Tuesday, 3 December 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 558 No. 4

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 178. Mr. Penrose Information on Willie Penrose Zoom on Willie Penrose  asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food Information on Joe Walsh Zoom on Joe Walsh  the grant aid which may be available to persons who wish to erect equestrian arenas which would have an educational content; the nature and type of grants available for such a project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24582/02]

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh Zoom on Joe Walsh My Department makes grant aid available to farmers for investment in housing-handling facilities for horses under the scheme of investment aid in alternative enterprises. Horse lunging and exercise areas are among the investment items eligible for grant aid, with or without a special all weather surface. However, enclosed equestrian arenas are not an eligible item for grant aid under the scheme.

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