Dáil Éireann - Volume 610 - 15 November, 2005

Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

  470. Mr. N. O’Keeffe asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food the scheme under which grant aid was approved to ten producer organisations in the fruit and vegetable sector; the names and addresses of each successful applicant; if further aid packages are available; and if not, when it is anticipated that they will be put in place. [34574/05]

  Mary Coughlan: My Department provides community financial assistance to recognised producer organisations towards the cost of implementation of approved operational programmes in accordance with EU Regulations 2200/96 and 1433/2003. Programmes are for three or five year periods and on completion further programmes may be submitted. Claims for financial assistance are usually made on an annual basis for each year of the programme. Members of the producer organisation must undertake to market all of their production through the organisation.

[359] This year, financial assistance totalling €5.6 million was paid to ten producer organisations in the fruit and vegetable sector on the implementation [360] of the programmes submitted for 2004. The names and addresses of the producer organisations are as follows:

Producer Organisation

Address

Commercial Mushroom Producers Co-op Society Ltd

29 Market Street, Monaghan

Connaught Mushroom Producers Co-op Society Ltd

Business Park, Claremount, Claremorris, Co. Mayo

Dewfresh Mushroom PO Ltd

Rathfeigh Farm, Loughlanstown, Tara, Co. Meath

DMG Producer Group Ltd

Broughan, Kilshane Cross, The Ward, Co. Dublin

Meitheal Ur Teoranta Producer Organisation Ltd

Roslin Food Park, St. Margarets, Co. Dublin

Midland Mushroom Co-op Society Ltd

Newpark, Kiltoom, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Quality Green Producer Organisation Ltd

Ballinamona, Campile, New Ross, Co. Wexford

Shannonside Mushroom PO Ltd

Carrowgarve, Tibohine, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon

South East Mushroom Growers Co-op Society Ltd

Creagh, Gorey, Co. Wexford

Wexford Fruit Producers Ltd

Ballymackessy, Clonroche, Co. Wexford