Dáil Éireann - Volume 623 - 06 July, 2006

Written Answers. - Departmental Bodies.

Mr. Boyle asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food the budgetary allocation for each of the public bodies, executive agencies, advisory bodies and taskforces operating under his Department. [27790/06]

  Mary Coughlan: Budgetary allocations were made through my Department’s Revised Estimates for 2006 for the following public bodies:


Expenditure Details

2006 Estimate Total Amount



Grant-in-Aid for General Expenses — training courses under the National Development Programme 2000/06


An Bord Bia

Grant-in-Aid for General Expenses


Council for Forest Research and Development (COFORD)

To support research and development administered by COFORD


Irish Horse Board

Development and promotion of the Non-Thorough Bred horse industry, operation of the Irish Horse Register and administration


Allocations were also made for the following:


Expenditure Details 2006

Estimate Total Amount


Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF)

Grant Assistance for ICBF cattle breed improvement activities


The Dairy Research Trust (Established by ICOS, IFA and ICMSA)

To part-fund research projects for improving competitiveness at both producer and processor level in the dairy sector


There was also a total allocation of €20 million provided for Research and Development grants for third level institutions and Teagasc under the Food Institutional Research Measure (FIRM) (NDP 2000/06) (€14 million) and the Research Stimulus Fund (€6 million).

[1697] Mr. Boyle asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food the number of positions in State bodies under the aegis of her Department which are affected by the increase in non-executive chairpersons’ fees of State bodies recently sanctioned by the Government. [27804/06]

  Mary Coughlan: There are five non-executive chairpersons of State bodies under the remit of my Department affected by the increase.