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Harrington, Noel

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Fodder Crisis: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

I am grateful for the opportunity to speak on this motion. The crisis that hit our agricultural sector was extremely difficult for many farmers. It was clear that certain areas were particularly ...More Button

Understanding and communicating effectively is still a significant element of the Government’s response. Farmers who need help will continue to receive assistance. The Department will continue ...More Button

The Minister, Deputy Coveney, has been involved in trying to manage a very difficult situation for many months. This situation did not just arise in the past several weeks. Last year's poor sum...More Button

We have seen fodder arrive from France and the UK in the affected areas of the south and the west over the past few weeks in a targeted response with the cost of the transport covered by the emer...More Button

The Minister has led from the front all the way through this crisis like he has done with the other issues that he has had to deal with since taking office just over two years ago such as the hor...More Button

Recent warmer weather has alleviated the difficulties a little for now but the Minister and his Department are now focusing on the longer term effects of the prolonged inclement weather. I would...More Button

I congratulate the Minister, Deputy Coveney, on his response to this issue.More Button

Naval Service Vessels

Asked the Minister for Defence: his plans to replace vessels in the naval fleet over the coming years; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Defence Forces Reserve Training

Asked the Minister for Defence: if he will outline his plans for the future and maintaining of the Reserve Defence Force's base on Bere Island, County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button