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Cahill, Jackie

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Animal Welfare (Continued)

I agree that welfare standards are paramount for everybody involved in the beef industry. It is essential that we protect our justified image as sustainable food producers. The produce of every d...More Button

It is vital that we maintain our live export outlets to the Continent and get out the maximum number of calves this coming spring. We have had a summer and autumn of discontent in the beef indus...More Button

On Deputy McConalogue's point regarding cross-bred calves, I am critical of the emphasis that was placed by Teagasc and the research farms on cross-breeding. A proper evaluation of the economic br...More Button

If that were done, the economics of cross-breeding could be far more fairly examined. There is an onus on dairy farmers to produce an animal that is economically viable for beef production. There...More Button

Sexed semen has a significant role to play in this issue and far more research must be rapidly undertaken to ensure its usage increases.More Button

Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Bill 2019: Second Stage [Private Members] (Continued)

I commend Deputy Curran on bringing forward this Bill. Drugs are one of the greatest challenges facing our communities today. It is not just an urban issue. Unfortunately, drugs are in every tow...More Button

We are bringing forward this Bill to try to tackle this sinister development.

  At the beginning of this year the Blanchardstown Local Drugs & Alcohol Task Force published re...More Button

Hospital Beds Data

Asked the Minister for Health: when the first beds will have patients in them at the modular unit development at South Tipperary General Hospital; the number of beds that will be operational on that date; the sequence, date and ...More Button