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Naughten, Denis

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Live Exports

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the steps he is taking to develop the live export trade to the UK; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I tabled this question on the issue of labelling in the context of the fallout from the TLT collapse. The key issue is that a chicken fillet can be imported from Thailand, breadcrumbs put on it in...More Button

I would point out that the labelling law in the UK is the same as that in every other EU member state. We are shipping live cattle to other EU states with no difficulty whatsoever.More Button

One of the issues that arose as a result of TLT going into receivership was how one retains title of ownership across EU member states. The Department has washed its hands of the issue as it rel...More Button

The Minister is missing the point. I am seeking answers to two separate questions. First, how do we retain ownership of live animals across EU borders? The Department is washing its hands of thi...More Button

The Department has said that these animals are not its problem. Once animals leave the island of Ireland, their ownership is not a problem for the Department to solve. Representatives of the Ital...More Button

I fully accept the ethos and motivation behind the UK's Red Tractor labelling scheme. If we had a big domestic market, we would do the same thing.More Button

Live Exports (Continued)

The fundamental problem with the UK red tractor label is that it is restricting the Common Market. That has EU implications. The issue that needs to be addressed is the restriction of the Common ...More Button

No. That is not what I am suggesting. I am suggesting that the Department should assist the receiver's efforts to get as much money as possible from Italy. The Department is not prepared to faci...More Button

The powers are there within the EU to ensure those animals are not slaughtered until the money is paid.More Button

Agriculture Schemes Data

I compliment Deputy Kyne on tabling this very good question. I presume the same thing applies in drumlin areas. The fact that the slope is not continuous probably makes it far more difficult to m...More Button

I know.More Button

We are receiving the brunt of it in our offices.More Button

Farm Inspections

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if he will publish the inspection penalty rate for randomised on-farm inspections; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Pension Provisions

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if she will ensure that pensioners are given a right of audience with pension scheme trustees; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button