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Ferris, Martin

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Forestry Sector

During the general election campaign, spokespeople from both Fine Gael and the Labour Party vehemently denied there would be any sale of Coillte forestry under their watch. That, however, is exact...More Button

Only Coillte lands that are viable for forestry will interest prospective foreign investors. We were told at a meeting of the Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine that a sizeable ...More Button

Forestry Sector (Continued)

Will the mineral rights be protected?More Button

It is a retrograde step to sell Coillte lands or forestry to private investors. Inevitably, those investors will opt for the more lucrative side of Coillte's operations. The Minister is effective...More Button

Child Care Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: if she will provide a breakdown of the way that the €16.5 million has been redirected into childcare places for low income workers and targeted early childhood care and education supports for disad...More Button

Child and Family Support Agency Funding

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the way she plans to resource the yet to be established Child and Family Support Agency in view of the fact that that the Children and Family Services Health Service Executive budget has been cut b...More Button