Agriculture Minister must directly intervene in knackery strike – Naughten  

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has called on the Minister for Agriculture to directly intervene in the current strike by knackeries. “Having fallen animals on water-logged land, with a deluge of rain promised, is a recipe for disaster that can only be averted by the direct intervention of the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, ” said Denis Naughten “Calving and lambing season is …

Flood assistance schemes must be immediately activated – Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Families, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has called on the Government to immediately activate financial assistance schemes for farmers, families and businesses impacted upon by the serious flooding within the Shannon basin. “While work is ongoing at present to protect as many homes and businesses as possible, in the case of the farming community they were forced to take stock off land last …

Naughten seeks a ‘Kerrygold’ brand for beef

In Agriculture, News, Video by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has called for the establishment of a distinctive brand for Irish grass fed suckler beef – similar to Kerrygold – that could attract premium prices on key overseas markets. “Our Irish suckler beef is being sold as minced meat rather than maximising the price for  premium cuts like fillet steak,” stated Denis Naughten. “And in reality, the situation is …

€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 …

€50,000 to address Moylough & Woodlawn flooding– Naughten

In Agriculture, East Galway, Local Issues by Denis Naughten

4 homes and a farm yard to be protected by OPW investment   Local TD, Denis Naughten has confirmed that Galway County Council has been allocated nearly €50,000 for flood works at Carrowmore, Woodlawn and Moylough to address flooding risks to 4 homes and a farmyard. “The works at Carrowmore, Woodland will cost €36,000 to protect two homes from future …

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 …