Farming

Farming related posts and information articles by Sean Canney TD for the constituency of East Galway in the West of Ireland

21 01, 2024

Shameful treatment of farmers as grant payments delayed

By | January 21st, 2024|Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I recently criticised the government and in particular the Department of Agriculture for their failure to pay farmers their entitlements due in 2023. Farmers who were sold on the idea of ACRES as a scheme [...]

8 12, 2023

Calls on the Minister for Agriculture to review the Fodder Support Scheme for the Shannon Callows

By | December 8th, 2023|Blog, Farming, Flood Relief, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, National, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have raised the issue of the Fodder Support Scheme for the Shannon Callows and the fact that farmers are not eligible despite not being able to save the hay due to land being saturated [...]

18 11, 2023

Additional dog fines will have little effect without additional Dog Wardens

By | November 18th, 2023|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

The Government announcement to increase fines for breaches in laws for dog owners will have little or no effect as this country does not have the necessary number of dog wardens to enforce the laws. [...]

20 08, 2023

Welcome funding for 3 flooding relief schemes for Galway

By | August 20th, 2023|Athenry Area, Blog, Farming, Flood Relief, Galway East, Headford Area, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

Welcome funding for 3 flooding relief schemes for Galway. I have received confirmation from the Minister for the Office of Public Works that he has today sanctioned funding for three flood relief schemes under the [...]

12 05, 2023

Sean Canney TD gets Government Clarification on Residential Zoned Land Tax

By | May 12th, 2023|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Housing, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I raised the issue of the proposed Residential Zoned Land Tax (RZLT) in the Dáil today. “I questioned the Taoiseach on the validity of imposing a land zoned tax on functional farms and land zoned [...]

8 05, 2023

Residential Zoned Land Tax should not be imposed on farmers

By | May 8th, 2023|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have called on the Government to immediately confirm that the Residential Zoned Land Tax (RZLT) does not apply to land that is being used for farming purposes. The imposition of the tax on the [...]

3 04, 2023

Supports call by the IFA on Nitrates Action Programme

By | April 3rd, 2023|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

Supports call by the IFA for the Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue to revisit the Nitrates Action Programme with the EU Commission. I add my voice to that of the IFA calling for the Minister [...]

15 03, 2023

Government needs to build trust with farmers on the issue of Designations and the Farm Plan Scheme

By | March 15th, 2023|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Press Releases, Tuam Area|0 Comments

The Government need to build trust with farmers where land is designated for up to 26 years and have received very little support. “I along with fellow TD’s Denis Naughten and Carol Nolan recently met [...]

11 03, 2023

Proposals by the Department of Agriculture to push out payment dates for support schemes for farmers is unacceptable

By | March 11th, 2023|Athenry Area, Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have expressed his dismay that the department of Agriculture are proposing to push back the payment dates for important agriculture support schemes to farmers. “It is unbelievable that in times of increased cost of [...]

31 01, 2023

Lack of resources to enforce Dog Control Laws

By | January 31st, 2023|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have called on the Government to make more resources available to enforce the existing Dog Control Laws in this country. Presently we have plenty of laws but very few resources to implement them. Enforcement [...]