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 …

€4.6m owed to local Farmers

In Agriculture, Local Issues, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has described the fact that Roscommon and Leitrim farmers are awaiting over €4.6m in outstanding grant payments from the Department of Agriculture as “unacceptable”. “At present there are 2049 applications for Single Farm and Disadvantaged Area Payments from Leitrim and Roscommon farmers which remain unpaid and this is putting significant financial pressure on many farm families …

Local Farmers owed over €5.3m – Naughten

In Agriculture by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed by the Department of Agriculture that over 2,400 farmers in Leitrim and Roscommon are awaiting payments of over €5.3m under the Disadvantaged Area Scheme. Presently there are 1,500 Roscommon farmers waiting on €3.25m and over 900 Leitrim farmers waiting on €2m under the scheme. “These same farmers will lose on the double, as …