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 …

Naughten argues against ad ban on cheese

In Agriculture by Denis Naughten

14th October 2011 RE: Submission on the children’s commercial communications code. To the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Firstly, can I thank you for affording me the opportunity to make a submission, for consideration, as part of the BAI review of its children’s commercial communications code. While I welcome the review and support the principle behind the mechanism that is being …

Unacceptable that 2,400 local farmers face payment delays – Naughten

In Agriculture by Denis Naughten

The revelation by the Department of Agriculture that 1 in 4 farmers are still awaiting their disadvantaged area payment, with similar numbers set to face delays in the issuing of their Single Farm Payment is “completely unacceptable” to local TD, Denis Naughten Mr Naughten said “In reality it means that approximately 900 farmers in County Leitrim and 1,500 Farmers in …