€7m to address Shannon bottlenecks – Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, East Galway, Environment, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

investment to improve flow of Shanon River will help address scale of local flooding Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed by Minister Boxer Moran that an additional €7m has been allocated by Government to address a number of serious pinch points on the River Shannon. This will have a direct impact on the flow of the River and the …

6 Dáil questions over eleven months before excessive carcass trimming factory named – Naughten

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has said it is totally unacceptable that it took 11 months for the Department of Agriculture to name Kavanagh Meats of Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, for breach of the regulations of excessive beef carcass trimming. “Since last January I have been questioning the Minister for Agriculture in Dáil Eireann to release the names of meat plants in breach …

Christmas must not be cancelled for farm families – Naughten

In Agriculture, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

  Denis Naughten TD has called for a whole of Government intervention to lift the current blockade of the beef taskforce before Christmas is cancelled for farm families across Ireland.   Speaking in the Dáil Denis Naughten said: “One organisation is now holding a whole industry to ransom by its failure to lift injunctions against two farmers, one an elected …

Naughten tells Dáil, pause must be pressed on planned demolition of Shannonbridge & Lanesboro power stations

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Energy, Environment, Families, Jobs, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon, Video, Young People by Denis Naughten

Before any decision is made on the future of the power plants themselves we must fully evaluate the possibility & potential of operating our current peat powered plants with 100% biomass. If the plants were supplied by 100% local biomass crops which facilitated a move away from beef production; it would reduce agricultural emissions by 600k tonnes of carbon each …

Local biomass key to survival of power stations – Naughten

In Agriculture, Blog, East-Roscommon, Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

  Earlier this week in Dáil Éireann I raised with Minister Richard Bruton the need to develop a domestic biomass industry for the midlands in order to support the two power stations in Shannonbridge & Lanesboro as well as job numbers in our area. Disappointingly we see the result of the failure to make such a move with yesterday’s ESB …

Farmers have opportunity to design farm scheme to support family farms – Naughten

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has welcomed the inclusion of a provision in Budget 2020 to pilot new agricultural schemes which has the potential to provide income support to cattle and sheep farmers. “Up to now environmental schemes have been designed by everyone except farmers. However, with the new €3m fund to pilot new agri-environmental schemes farmers can design a scheme along …

Unanimous support for Naughten beef reforms

In Agriculture, Blog by Denis Naughten

https://youtu.be/sN7Bv1z3D7I REFORMS TO GIVE MORE PRICE CONTROL TO BEEF FARMERS Today, I secured the unanimous support of every TD in Dáil Eireann to bring forward 4 measures which have the potential to fundamentally shift power away from meat processors & supermarkets to beef farmers. This won’t happen overnight, but if such steps were taken 5 years ago, then we would …

Beef: 15 cent/kg lost between RTE & Roscommon

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

https://youtu.be/SWm_byKvw-s Speaking in the Dáil tonight I questioned how Mr. Cormac Healy of Meat Industry Ireland on RTE’s Sean O’Rourke programme said that €3.60/kg for R3 grade cattle was available as a base price and he pointed out that this was the EU average at present. Yet the best quote that farmers in County Roscommon & Galway can get in …

Naughten seeks support for farmers in Shannon Callows

In Agriculture, Local Issues, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has called on the Minister for Agriculture to provide assistance to farmers who have lost after-grass and fodder as a result of the summer flooding of the Shannon Callows. “Some farmers have been forced to house stock early due to the loss of after-grass which, coming on top of the depressed beef prices, is placing serious …

Beef agreement positive but movement needed on base price – Naughten

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

The agreement between the meat industry and farming organisations provides a basis to start the rebalancing of power within the beef sector but we need to see movement on the base price for beef from meat processors, says Denis Naughten TD. “Farmers are to be briefed on the agreement struck with processors over the coming hours and I would urge …