Farming

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

30 09, 2022

No additional supports in Budget 2023 for sheep farmers

By | September 30th, 2022|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

The Government have failed to increase the amount of funding in the Sheep Welfare Scheme in the Budget. “At a time of rising input costs and a low price on sales of lamb, sheep farmers [...]

7 07, 2022

Calls for support for farmers with the cost of shearing sheep

By | July 7th, 2022|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I welcome the publication of the long-awaited Wool Feasibility Study. Wool has been undervalued and under-utilised for far too long, and now we have a clear pathway towards maximising the true potential of this valuable [...]

17 04, 2022

Turf cutting ban is unworkable

By | April 17th, 2022|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

Turf cutting ban is unworkable I believe that the ban on the sale of turf as proposed by Minister Eamonn Ryan and the Government is unworkable. “We have hundred of thousands of homeowners who rely [...]

1 04, 2022

Contract signing for Kilrickle Group Water Scheme is ready

By | April 1st, 2022|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Loughrea Area, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have received confirmation that the Group Scheme Committee has been informed by Galway County Council that a contract is ready to be signed with the Contractor for the long-awaited Group Water supply for Kilrickle. [...]

16 03, 2022

Ukraine wars demonstrate a need for a rethink on farming

By | March 16th, 2022|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

Farming in Ireland needs to be adjusted to ensure we have full production for our food industry. “We need to encourage farmers to grow more crops to ensure we have sufficient fodder to feed our [...]

24 02, 2022

Farming needs support if family farms are to survive

By | February 24th, 2022|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have raised the plight of the family farm considering the unprecedented ride in the costs of fertilisers, feedstuff and fuel in a Dáil debate this week. The unprecedented rise in costs is causing severe [...]

12 02, 2022

Burning of Agricultural Waste needs to continue as good farming practice

By | February 12th, 2022|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I welcome the extension of the derogation for 2022 for farming activities on the The Waste Management (Prohibition of Waste Disposal by Burning) Regulations 2009 makes it an offence to dispose of waste by uncontrolled [...]

23 01, 2022

Forestry Industry Licence System is still in a mess

By | January 23rd, 2022|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

The Forestry Industry is in a mess as the number of licences fall far short of the Department of Agriculture own targets for 2021 despite an investment in additional resources 4,035 forestry licences were issued [...]

22 01, 2022

Welcome funding for drainage works in Clonfert. Co. Galway

By | January 22nd, 2022|Blog, Farming, Flood Relief, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Loughrea Area, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have been informed by the Minister for the Office of Public Works Patrick O’Donovan TD that he approved an allocation of €90,000 in funding to Galway County Council for works to open and clean [...]

19 01, 2022

Describes Government response to horticultural sector crisis as insult to the horticultural industry

By | January 19th, 2022|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have described the response by Government to the horticultural sector crisis as dismal as they publish a Working Paper to address the challenges in relation to the supply of peat for the professional horticultural [...]