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The tax package for farmers in Budget 2015 is “nothing short of derisory”, offering only “minor concessions and a number of renewals of time limited taxes”.
The “blatant exploitation” of Irish farmers by the meat industry is “unacceptable” and must be eradicated, so that farmers will be paid a fairer price for their beef.
“A potentially disastrous decision” with “serious implications in relation to employment” in the Aran Islands and Connemara is how changes to the Social Inclusion and LEADER programmes is being described.
Post offices in rural Galway should not be threatened with closure over Government plans to relpace ‘An Post’ with the term “payment service provider” in the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill.
Pensioners have been singled out for the “worst of the cuts next year” under Budget 2014, which amounts to little more than “a disgraceful attack on older people”.
The Government plans to take €90 million out of farmers’ pockets in 2014, a move that is “totally unacceptable”, particularly in light of the 18 months of poor weather up to June.
Daily clinics for farmers on the new Common Agricultural Policy and other related issues will be held at the National Ploughing Championships.
There is no specific payment date for the Disadvantage Area Scheme and therefore no reason payments cannot start being made to farmers in early September.
Pregnant women face losses of around €2,700 a year following the slashing of maternity benefit which one Galway TD has branded as “anti-family and anti-women”.
Slashing the free telephone allowance has left many older people in Galway paying “disproportionately high telephone bills they cannot afford”.