Abolition of Farm Assist fails to recognise weather impact on agriculture – Naughten

In Agriculture, Families by Denis Naughten

  “Budget 2013 has removed the safety net of the farm assist scheme, which was designed to acknowledge the volatility of farming, by effectively abolishing the scheme in all but name,” claims Denis Naughten TD.   There are 377 Leitrim farmers in receipt of Farm assist, with 433 in County. Roscommon and a further 1137 farm families relying on the …

Changes to Farm Assist scheme

In Agriculture, Blog by Denis Naughten

Reply from Minister Joan Burton:   Page 1 & Page 2   My preceding question: Dear Minister Burton, I am writing to you requesting an immediate review of plans to change the means assessment for the Farm Assist scheme which, as proposed, will have a detrimental impact on small holders who rely on this payment to remain in farming and …

NPWS must clean up act on Shannon flooding or face court–Naughten

In Agriculture, Infrastructure, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Dáil report seeks practical action on Shannon flooding A Dáil Committee has today called on the National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS) to facilitate the immediate cleaning of silt from the River Shannon or face possible action from the European Commission. The Dáil Environment Committee called for action from the NPWS pointing out that the state agency and ultimately the …

Sheep ID manual provides much needed clarity – Naughten

In Agriculture by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the publication of the new step by step guide to the national sheep identification system by the Department of Agriculture. “At long last this guide provides some clarity to the confusion caused by the introduction of the new electronic identification system,” stated Denis Naughten.

Successful visit by Ghana Agriculture Chairman to County Roscommon

In Agriculture, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The Chairman of the Parliament of Ghana’s Agriculture Committee completed an impressive visit to County Roscommon last week, hosted by local TD Denis Naughten. The delegation of Dr. Ahmed Alhassan Yakubu MP, Chairman of Ghana’s Agriculture Committee, and Mr. Samuel Atta Akyea MP, visited Roscommon to get a flavour of Irish farming, farm practice and the work that the LEADER …

Positive result on CAP will support local jobs – Naughten

In Agriculture by Denis Naughten

Ag Commissioners position means that public lobby of MEPs vital A positive result on the forthcoming CAP talks will have a significant impact on the potential to create jobs locally, claims Denis Naughten TD. However, a successful result for Ireland will not be easy especially in light of recent comments by the European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Dacian …