Naughten to push for local energy crop production

In Agriculture, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has stressed the importance of rural communities and bioenergy in the future of energy policy. Speaking following a meeting with the IFA Minister Naughten said: “With plans by the ESB to burn peat in conjunction with an increased amount of biomass and wood chip in the West Offaly and Lough Ree power stations after 2019, it is …

Variation in farm penalties highlights need for overhaul – Naughten

In Agriculture by Denis Naughten

Significant variations in penalties applied by the Department of Agriculture following on-farm inspections across the country highlight the urgent need to overhaul the whole system, claims Roscommon Galway independent candidate Denis Naughten. “Figures revealed in randomised on-farm inspection data obtained from the Department of Agriculture shows that there is a massive variation in the average farm penalty by county. Such …

Farm anomalies in Nursing Home support must be addressed – Naughten

In Agriculture, Older People by Denis Naughten

The unfair discrimination against farm families and small businesses in the ‘Fair Deal’ Nursing Home Support Scheme must be addressed before it undermines the viability of such businesses, forcing people to sell the farm or close the business, states Denis Naughten. “There is unfair discrimination against family farmers and small businesses under the current scheme which allows for a three-year …

Roscommon Town ambulance service to be slashed – Naughten

In Agriculture, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Roscommon to lose its A&E ambulances from 1st February The Roscommon Town ambulance service is to be slashed from 1st February next following confirmation that an ambulance from Roscommon Town is to be relocated to Loughglynn. This will see the Roscommon base lose a third of its ambulances during the day and half of its ambulance coverage at night. “The …