BEAM numbers don’t add up – Naughten

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

Current reports presented to farmers on BEAM livestock reduction targets are misleading according to Denis Naughten TD, who has called on the Minister for Agriculture to provide each farmer with transparent information that can be used to determine if farmers will comply with the July 2021 target or not. In Dáil Éireann this week Denis Naughten will request that the …

Urgent intervention needed on Lough Funshinagh flooding – Naughten

In Agriculture, Environment, Families, Mid-Roscommon, News, Older People, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has again been in communication with the Minister for the Office of Public Works, Patrick O’Donovan TD, and Minister for Agriculture, Charlie McConalogue TD, seeking their urgent intervention on the rapidly deteriorating situation on the ground at Lough Funshinagh. “Water levels are now 9cm higher than the historic high-water mark set in April 2020 and as …

Naughten questions justification for on-farm inspections

In Agriculture, Health, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has questioned the Minister for Agriculture in the Dáil as to the reason for the continuation of on-farm inspections during the level 5 lockdown. Commenting on the issue Denis Naughten said: “I have been contacted by many farmers who cannot see the justification for these inspections at a time when there are such concerns over the level …

Dáil replies on Lough Funshinagh flooding

In Agriculture, Blog, Families, Mid-Roscommon, Older People by Denis Naughten

Attached are Dáil replies that I received this week on the flooding at Lough Funshinagh. As you can see some of the replies disappointingly are still outstanding. I have also submitted written queries on last weeks Dáil replies to the Heritage Division and the Geological Survey. I understand that a follow up meeting to this weeks Ministerial meeting is now …

Flexibility needed on BEAM reduction in light of suckler numbers – Naughten

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

6% reduction in national suckler numbers should be sufficient   Denis Naughten TD has called for penalties associated with the 5% reduction of bovine livestock manure nitrogen under the beef exceptional aid measure (BEAM) to be waived for farmers due to the implications of Covid-19 on the movement of livestock. His call comes in light of figures showing that the …

Submission to Bord na Mona on rehabilitation of Castlegar and Kellysgrove Bogs in East Galway

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Disability, East-Roscommon, Education, Environment, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, Older People, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Ms. Doreen King Project Manager Bord na Móna Energy Division, Leabeg, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Doreen.King@bnm.ie   9th December 2020   Dear Ms. King Thank you for your email outlining plans to rehabilitate Castlegar and Kellysgrove Bogs in East Galway and your request for feedback on both projects. Firstly, can I request that there is a full hydrological and surface water …

Why is Government refusing to review beef sector competition – Naughten

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has said he is “deeply disappointed” at the Government’s refusal to carry out an independent review of the operation of the beef processing sector in Ireland, in line with a Dáil agreement of 15 months ago. Raising the issue in the Dáil recently, Denis Naughten pointed out: “In September 2019, I secured unanimous support in Dáil Éireann for …

€4m in additional LEADER funding will assist new projects

In Agriculture, Blog, Business & Jobs by Denis Naughten

Yesterday, I questioned Minister of State, Joe O’Brien on a constant issue being raised by the Members of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Rural & Community Affairs, & the Islands, and that is transitional funding for LEADER Companies across the country   The Minister confirmed the imminent announcement of an additional €4m LEADER funding on top of €40m already committed …

ESB let more water into Callows as waters rose at Meelick – Naughten

In Agriculture, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, Older People, South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

We need action on Shannon flooding now, not new laws in a decade   The ESB opened sluice gates in Athlone last July to allow more water into the Shannon Callows as flood waters rose at Meelick Weir. This exposes the fact that there is little co-ordination between the ESB and Waterways Ireland on the management of water levels on …