Call for redeployment of Agriculture staff to fuel laundering crackdown – Naughten

In Agriculture by Denis Naughten

Transfer of Special Investigations Unit staff from Agriculture to Revenue could save €42.5m Denis Naughten TD has called on the Minister for Finance to secure the transfer of staff from the Department of Agriculture’s Special Investigations Unit to Customs & Excise to deal with the spiralling cost of fuel laundering. “Not only is fuel laundering forcing legitimate employers out of …

Naughten seeks place on Agriculture Committee

In Agriculture by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed that he is seeking to be appointed to the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture. A motion will be placed before the Dáil today (Wednesday) calling for additional places to be added to certain Oireachtas committees, including the Agriculture Committee. Outlining his reasons for seeking a return to the Committee on which he was previously a …

400% variation in local farm penalties highlights need for overhaul

In Agriculture by Denis Naughten

Cllr. Laurence Fallon and Denis Naughten TD are calling for an urgent overhaul of the Department of Agriculture’s farm inspection regime following the disclosure that there is up to 400% variation in penalties to farmers in County Roscommon when compared to County Kerry. Figures revealed in data obtained from the Department of Agriculture also reveal that there is a 43% …

780% variation in farm penalties highlights need for overhaul – Naughten

In Agriculture by Denis Naughten

    Variations of up to 780% in penalty rates for farm inspections across the country highlight the urgent need to overhaul the whole system, claims Denis Naughten TD. Figures revealed in data obtained from the Department of Agriculture reveal that there is a 43% variation throughout the country in the penalty rate for nitrate inspections, a 41% variation on …

Live shippers waiting months for on feedback on vessels – Naughten

In Agriculture by Denis Naughten

Live shippers waiting months on for feedback on vessels– Naughten Delays putting further fodder & financial pressure on farmers 1st June 2013 Denis Naughten TD has been informed by the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney TD that there are applications for the transport of live cattle by ship with his Department for up to 3 months at the “documentation review …

Efforts to import hay must be redoubled – Naughten

In Agriculture by Denis Naughten

Present demand far outstripping supply Local TD Denis Naughten has called on the Minister for Agriculture, in conjunction with the Co-ops, to redouble efforts to bring urgently needed hay into the country not only to deal with the immediate shortage but also to make provision for continuing poor weather over the summer months. “While fodder is being drip fed into …

People who cut turf will not pay carbon tax – Naughten

In Agriculture by Denis Naughten

Wednesday 1st May 2013 Local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed that the Revenue Commissioners have categorically stated to him that hoppers of peat or spreads of turf are not liable to the new carbon tax which came into effect on 1st May.   “Over the last week I have been inundated with questions on this very issue and the Revenue …