Archive for the category: ‘Agriculture’

23. 10. 2015

New Hen Harrier scheme due

Galway East TD Paul Connaughton is hopeful that a new compensation scheme for farmers with hen harrier designation will be signed off by the European Commission in coming weeks. ‘It is my understanding after meeting with Commissioner Phil Hogan a […]

23. 9. 2015

End of pre-movement Brucellosis testing welcome

Galway East TD Paul Connaughton has warmly welcomed the end of pre-movement Brucellosis testing on both sides of the border with effect from Monday next. ‘I would like to congratulate Minister Simon Coveney and his counterpart in Northern Ireland, Ms. […]

23. 9. 2015

ANC payments welcome

Payments under the 2015 Areas of Natural Constraints Scheme are to begin issuing to over 6,500 farmers in county Galway, a fact welcomed this week by East Galway TD Paul Connaughton TD. ‘Payments of €117 million have started issuing nationally […]

17. 10. 2013

Connaughton welcomes new Suckler Cow Scheme

East Galway T.D. Paul Connaughton has welcomed the announcement of extra funding for the Suckler Cow Scheme in this week’s Budget. ‘Budget 2014 is directed towards supporting small farm holdings in disadvantaged areas and also investing in the future of […]

14. 5. 2013

Further extension of Fodder Scheme welcomed by Connaughton

The announcement that the fodder importation transport scheme is to be extended for a further two weeks was welcomed this week by East Galway T.D. Paul Connaughton. ‘The announcement was made by Minister Coveney on Friday afternoon and is most […]

25. 4. 2013

Fodder crisis highlighted by Connaughton

East Galway T.D. Paul Connaughton has highlighted the fodder crisis facing many farmers in East Galway and called on the Department of Agriculture to ensure that farmers waiting on payments are paid as quickly as possible.   The issue was […]

17. 4. 2013

Connaughton welcomes results of beef survey

‘50 beef products were randomly tested in Ireland as part of this European wide survey and all of the 50 products came back negative in terms of equine DNA. 47 pre-packed products were tested and three non-pre-packed products. Ireland along […]

19. 9. 2012

Connaughton welcomes progress on farm payment

Deputy Paul Connaughton has welcomed the fact that payments under the Disadvantaged Area Scheme will begin issuing to farmers in the middle of next week. ‘Payments will begin issuing to farmers in the middle of next week, with many of […]

21. 5. 2012

Gort Mart export certification process must be re-opened – Connaughton

The need for the re-opening of a pre-export certification process at Gort Mart was highlighted to Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney by Galway T.D. Paul Connaughton this week. “It has been brought to my attention in the last week that this […]

21. 12. 2011

New registration rules put pressure on tractor dealers

New rules for the registration of vehicles are putting undue pressure on tractor dealers, according to Paul Connaughton T.D. “This issue was brought to my attention in recent days by local tractor dealers and is something that is causing great […]