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Barry, Richard

Thursday, 26 May 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 222 Nbr. 15


Committee on Finance. - Vote 38 — Agriculture (Resumed).

I intend to be very brief because I know that the Minister is very anxious to announce his Presidential election gift to the people, and to the farmers in particular, and I will not delay long as t...More Button

Deputy O'Connor referred to the warble fly dressing of cattle. Five or six weeks ago, I asked the Minister if there was any relation between the number of abortions in cattle and the warble fly dr...More Button

I do not know if the Minister or his advisers are aware of the disastrous losses to livestock which farmers have suffered in the past winter and in the spring. Some of my neighbours have lost more...More Button

Deputy Esmonde referred to the decline in the growth of wheat, oats and barley. It is rather alarming that we are not encouraging farmers to grow more barley because, as Deputy Esmonde said, barle...More Button

I do not know if the Minister is aware that at the moment there is a very great shortage of nitrogenous fertiliser in the south. Many farmers approached me over the week-end and asked me what the ...More Button

I am glad the Minister is interested in the horse breeding industry, which is important to our economy. I am afraid we are slipping back a lot in regard to the production of good hunters, which we...More Button

Whenever there is talk of increasing farmers' incomes, the Minister always says that this will involve increased taxation but the status increases were paid some time ago and there was no mention o...More Button

My final comment is in regard to feeding stuffs for pigs. I have no doubt that some people are putting feeding stuffs on the market which are not up to standard and are not balanced rations. The ...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Fermoy Telephone Exchange.

asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs if he is aware of the long delays experienced with incoming calls at Fermoy telephone exchange, County Cork; and if so, if he will have the matter attend...More Button

If the Minister says the answer to both parts is “yes,” would the answer to the second part be “Yes, immediately”?More Button