Farming

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

28 06, 2021

Galway Wool Co-op is an opportunity for Galway Sheep farmers

By | June 28th, 2021|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I welcome the initiative to form a Wool Co-operative to market and sell Galway Wool as a giant step forward for Sheep Farmers. “Last Saturday the Galway Wool Co-op were successful in selling over 5,000 [...]

24 05, 2021

Agricultural contractors must be included in TAMS ll supports scheme

By | May 24th, 2021|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have requested the Department of Agriculture to make the TAM ll grants available to agricultural contractors. “TAMS ll is a support for farmers in the purchase of plant and equipment for agricultural use. Many [...]

5 05, 2021

Regional Independents to seek Dáil approval for carbon budgets and separate targets for agriculture

By | May 5th, 2021|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I confirmed that the Regional Independent TDs of which I am a member will table changes to the Climate Bill that will require Dáil approval of all carbon budgets as well as a separate emission [...]

24 04, 2021

Extension of Time required to allow Group Water Schemes to carry out essential Capital works due to COVID restrictions

By | April 24th, 2021|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have called on the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage to extend the time for Multi Annual Rural Water Programme funding draw down due to delays over the last 12 months. “To date [...]

23 04, 2021

Think twice about pesticide use

By | April 23rd, 2021|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I support the call by the National Federation of Group Water Schemes (NFGWS) for people to explore alternative methods of controlling unwanted vegetation, bugs and insects in view of the mounting evidence of pesticide contamination [...]

20 04, 2021

Government renege on Programme for Government commitment to farmers

By | April 20th, 2021|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have called on the Government to fulfil a Programme for Government commitment to introduce a new REPS scheme for farmers. ‘A new pilot scheme has been developed by the Department of Agriculture with no [...]

30 03, 2021

Climate Action Bill needs to provide just transition funding for Farmers

By | March 30th, 2021|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

Farmers will need substantial financial supports on top of their existing supports to assist in the transition to more sustainable practices, “The Climate Action Bill is expected to create tens of thousands of new ‘green’ [...]

21 03, 2021

Public Consultation with landowners and homeowners on the Gort Flood Relief Scheme

By | March 21st, 2021|Blog, Farming, Flood Relief, Gort Area, Homepage, Information, Kinvara Area, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have received confirmation from Patrick O’Donavan TD Minister of the OPW that further Public Consultation with landowners and homeowners will be held in Gort once the COVID restrictions are lifted. “At present there is [...]

15 03, 2021

Canney welcomes wool feasibility study

By | March 15th, 2021|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

Seán Canney, Independent TD has welcomed the launch of the Wool Feasibility Study which he said may see the value of wool coming out of the doldrums. ‘The study will examine the future of the [...]

1 03, 2021

The Organic Farming Scheme will reopen on March 1st

By | March 1st, 2021|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I urge all organic farmers to apply for the Organic Farming Scheme. “The scheme last reopened in November 2018 for four weeks. 75% of applicants were refused admission due to a flawed points-based system that [...]