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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.”
A public enquiry could result from allegations of flawed and suppressed information regarding controversial proposal to construct a massive salmon farm in Galway Bay.
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney of funding for the reconstruction of the harbour walls and for safety aspects at Killala Pier.
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.
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring has welcomed confirmation by the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, that Disadvantaged Area Scheme payments of €125 million will begin on time this week. Some 60,000 farming families will receive the payments this week.
Daily clinics for farmers on the new Common Agricultural Policy and other related issues will be held at the National Ploughing Championships.
By Kernan Andrews
MEP for Ireland North West and member of the European Parliament's Fisheries Committee, Jim Higgins, has welcomed proposed EU measures announced this week to limit the over-fishing of North Atlantic mackerel stocks.
Farmers with minor AEOS penalties have been “left in limbo” for weeks and are being “continuously fobbed off” with excuses as to why they are not receiving their money.
Local Westmeath county councillor John Dolan has welcomed the statement by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, that he recognises the financial pressures faced by farmers with the continuation of the bad weather.