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Fitzmaurice, Michael

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Heritage Bill 2016: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage (Continued)

As someone who comes from a farming background and is still farming, I wish to make a few points about issues that were mentioned earlier. I have a hedgecutter with flails and anyone who has drive...More Button

Regarding the question as to whether these contractors and farmers are going out to do this work willy-nilly and the safety procedures they will follow, the law of the land applies to a contracto...More Button

I said last night and I repeat now, and I ask the Minister to listen, that under GLAS farmers have to adhere to stringent measures, one of which applies to placing sand down for bees. I explaine...More Button

The issue of scrub vegetation needs to be addressed. I am sure Deputies Boyd Barrett and Eamon Ryan would agree with me on that. Heather grows in Deputy Ó Cuív's area and in mountain areas but ...More Button

It was said earlier that from August onwards, farmers will be driving up and down the roads doing this work.More Button

That is not their aim; there is plenty to do other than doing that. There are roads in rural parts of Ireland that are about 2 m or 2.5 m wide. This minute people would probably only get a bicycl...More Button