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Commonage farmers may not be eligible for SFP from 2015, says Ó Cuív

Some commonage farmers may not be eligible for the Single Farm Payment from 2015 due to new regulations being imposed by the Minister for Agriculture, that is according to Fianna Fáil spokesperson on agriculture, Éamon Ó Cuív TD.

Commonage farmers may not be eligible for SFP from 2015, says Ó Cuív

Some commonage farmers may not be eligible for the Single Farm Payment from 2015 due to new regulations being imposed by the Minister for Agriculture, that is according to Fianna Fáil spokesperson on agriculture, Éamon Ó Cuív TD.

Boost for coastal communities with €500k for harbours and piers

An investment of €540,000 for five harbours in Mayo was announced this week by the Government.

Munnelly welcomes pier funding for Lacken and Ballycastle

Cllr Jarlath Munnelly has confirmed that Mayo County Council will be allocating a further €15,000 each towards works at Lacken Pier and Ballycastle Pier. This is on top of the grant of €135,000 that has been allocated to each of these piers by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

Funding of €1.35 million announced for coastal infrastructure

Rural coastal economies in Mayo received a boost yesterday (Thursday) with the announcement of €1.35 million in funding for harbours and coastal infrastructre.

Galway farmers hit by new law on transport of dead animals

New laws to restrict the transport of dead animals will see farmers in East Galway prevented from taking haulage to Foyle Proteins in County Derry.

Gardai left without contractor to deal with dangerous stray horses

Galway gardai attending scenes of accidents involving stray horses are currently being left to deal with the potentially dangerous animals without the services of specialised contractors, a meeting of the County Galway Joint Policing Committee was told this week.

Storm waves would have destroyed fish farm and bay, say salmon groups

Waves such as those which lashed the west coast last week would have destroyed the proposed fish farm in the bay and caused serious ecological damage to the wild salmon gene pool, opponents to the project have claimed this week.

Farmer-friendly agri workshops needed

MEP Marian Harkin has called for the introduction of farmer friendly workshops to explain how the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will affect them. “Instead of overloading our farmers with documentation, inspections, and fines it would be more productive if our department of agriculture held information workshops where farmers could get personalised information on how the new CAP will affect them,” she said.

Warm welcome from politicians for animal welfare funding

There was a strong welcome from a number of politicians for funding for four animal welfare groups in the county which was announced this week. Michelle Mulherin TD said: “I am delighted that the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food Deputy Simon Coveney, has confirmed that his Department has awarded funding totalling €46,400 to Mayo-based animal welfare organisations. The successful organisations are the North West SPCA, which was awarded €26,600, Mayo Animal Welfare, awarded €3,000, Mayo SPCA €9,800, and Ainmhithe Animal Rescue, which was awarded €7,000. These are the foremost west of Ireland-based organisations delivering animal care and welfare services and their importance is recognised by today’s decision.”

 

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