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Walsh, Joe

Wednesday, 8 May 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 465 Nbr. 1


Adjournment Debate. - Scheme to Control Farmyard Pollution.

I wish to share my time with Deputy Ned O'Keeffe.More Button

This is a serious matter for farmers. The scale of the problem is highlighted in a letter from the Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Farm Development Service under the heading, "Scheme ...More Button

I am to refer to your approval for aid under the above Scheme and your notification of completion.More Button

The works have now been inspected and are deemed to be satisfactorily completed. I am to advise you that in line with the Letter of Approval issued to you on 28/11/95 the claim will be processed f...More Button

It is unsatisfactory and unacceptable that a claim will not be processed until 1997, although a letter of approval was sent on 28 November 1995. This is a good scheme, although it is expensive for...More Button

The Government states nationally and internationally that our food products are produced on Irish farms under the most hygienic conditions and there is quality control from the farm to the factory ...More Button

Several months ago a charter of rights was published. Its implementation will cost tens of thousands of pounds and we were told there would be great improvements. This document does not have a sh...More Button

I call on the Minister to ensure that farmers who have worked to improve the standard of their farms for the production of good Irish food are paid on time.More Button

Written Answers. - Tax Liability of Unmarried Couples.

Asked the Minister for Finance: the plans, if any, he has to change the current tax and social welfare treatment of unmarried couples living together as man and wife.More Button

Written Answers. - Drug Trafficking Prevention.

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will reverse the decision to close the customs office at Castletownbere, County Cork in view of the increased level of illegal drug trafficking through this port; and if he will make a statem...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the plans, if any, he has to improve measures currently in place to prevent illegal drug trafficking at the port of Castletownbere, County Cork and other sea ports along the south-west coastline.More Button

Written Answers. - Pension Funds Valuation.

Asked the Minister for Finance: the current value of Irish pension funds; and if he will give a breakdown of the investment portfolio.More Button

Written Answers. - Castletownbere (Cork) Community School.

Asked the Minister for Education: if she will have arrangements made to have urgent repairs carried out to the physical education hall at Castletownbere Community School, County Cork; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - County Cork School.

Asked the Minister for Education: if she will have arrangements made to have an architect visit a school (details supplied) in County Cork in order that an assessment can be made of the dangerous condition of the school and an imme...More Button

Written Answers. - Grant Payment.

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry: if he will have arrangements made to pay a depopulation grant to a person (details supplied) in County Cork.More Button