Naughten urges submissions to Dáil review of Beef sector

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD is encouraging farmers and farm representatives to respond to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine invitation for written submissions on the future of the beef sector.   “The objective of the Committee’s consideration of this topic is to identify the policy adjustments which are required to ensure that the beef sector continues to …

Consultants to be appointed for Ballinasloe flood scheme – Naughten

In East Galway, Infrastructure, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

  Local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed that consultant engineers are to be appointed to the Ballinasloe Flood Relief project to progress a €8.6m investment in the town. “Consultant engineers are to be appointed to progress the development of a Flood Relief Scheme for Ballinasloe, including any environmental assessment, public consultation and to deliver the formal planning approval for the …

Cash grants for schools, playgrounds and community wellbeing

In Blog, Disability, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Older People, Young People by Denis Naughten

I’m encouraging local community groups to work with both Roscommon & Galway County Council’s on proposals for grants that support projects in rural areas. CLÁR programme has just been launched and it provides funding for small scale projects in rural areas that have suffered significant levels of population decline. The kind of projects being funded under the 2019 CLÁR programme …

Beef famers could be losing €140/head on defective grading – Naughten

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

Beef farmers could be losing €140 plus per animal due to defective grading machines in meat plants across the country claims Roscommon Galway TD Denis Naughten. Over the last two years, 21 mechanical beef grading machines were found not to be grading correctly and the Department of Agriculture instructed that they be replaced with manual grading of carcasses. However there …

Taoiseach to coordinate support for children with hearing misdiagnosis – Naughten

In Families, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

  Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the commitment by An Taoiseach that his office will coordinate the supports provided by Government Departments to 106 children and young adults involved in the failings associated with their HSE hearing assessments. The Taoiseach was responding to a call by Denis Naughten for greater education supports for those effected to ensure that they …

We need a ‘Kerrygold’ brand for our beef – Naughten

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

https://youtu.be/NHa03JIha6s Bord Bia plan for promoting Suckler Beef welcome development   Speaking on the emergency Brexit law in the Dáil last week, Denis Naughten called for the establishment of a distinctive Irish brand for “certified grass-fed, extensively reared suckler beef” from Ireland that could command a premium price on key world markets. Denis Naughten highlighted the need to explore the …

Naughten welcomes meeting to progress cattle exports

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has welcomed the meeting today between the Department of Agriculture and the Live Calf Exporters to provide a practical solution to the lack of sufficient export facilities for calves at the Port of Cherbourg, France.   This meeting has happened on foot of my request to the Taoiseach to intervene in this situation 10 days ago.   “At …

€128,497 for Galway & Roscommon youth clubs – Naughten

In News, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €128,497 for small volunteer youth clubs in Counties Roscommon and Galway under the Local Youth Club Grant Scheme. “The funding allocated by my colleague Minister Katherine Zappone is an increase on last year’s allocation and will provide small volunteer-led youth clubs in Galway and Roscommon with greater capacity to reach more …