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Coveney Red Tape forces thousands to wait extra year for GLAS payments – Ó Domhnaill

Fianna Fáil’s  Seanad Spokesperson on Agriculture & Food,  Brian Ó Domhnaill has expressed his concern following confirmation from the Minister that payments under the GLAS scheme will not be paid out until 2016 at the earliest. Applications are not being accepted until next year, and Minister Coveney has now admitted that the first tranche of [...]

Posted: Jun 10, 2014    Click here to read "Coveney Red Tape forces thousands to wait extra year for GLAS payments – Ó Domhnaill"

Ó Domhnaill reveals massive penalties for Donegal farmers under Single Farm Payment

  New figures reveal that €500,000 taken in penalties from Donegal Farmers last year   Fianna Fáil Seanad Spokesperson on Agriculture, Brian Ó Domhnaill has revealed the extent of penalties imposed on Donegal farmers under the Single Farm Payment scheme last year. According to official figures received by Fianna Fáil through a Parliamentary Question, more [...]

Posted: Jun 5, 2014    Click here to read "Ó Domhnaill reveals massive penalties for Donegal farmers under Single Farm Payment"

Commonage farmers virtually locked out of GLAS scheme – Ó Domhnaill

Fianna Fáil Seanad Spokesperson on Agriculture Brian Ó Domhnaill has accused Minister Simon Coveney of virtually locking farmers who have any commonage on their land out of the new GLAS scheme. To get priority access to the scheme 80% of farmers in a commonage will have to form an association as well as having to [...]

Posted: Jun 5, 2014    Click here to read "Commonage farmers virtually locked out of GLAS scheme – Ó Domhnaill"

Ó Domhnaill Accuses Minister Hogan of lack of consultation on delivery of Community Services

New System for administering Local Development Funds Jeopardise excellent Community Work Donegal Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has slammed the Government for rejecting a Fianna Fáil Private Members Motion (PMB) in the Dáil last night (Wednesday 4th June) aimed at defending the partnership ethos at local development companies. Speaking from Leinster House this morning the Donegal [...]

Posted: Jun 5, 2014    Click here to read "Ó Domhnaill Accuses Minister Hogan of lack of consultation on delivery of Community Services"

Scrapping of Agri Scheme spells funding cut for Donegal Sheep Farmers – Ó Domhnaill

Donegal Senator and Fianna Fáil Seanad spokesperson on Agriculture & Food Brian Ó Domhnaill has expressed concern about the abolition of the Sheep Grassland Scheme.  Minister Simon Coveney is scrapping this essential programme without establishing a sustainable replacement, which will lead to a reduction in payments to sheep farmers in Donegal over the next five [...]

Posted: Jun 3, 2014    Click here to read "Scrapping of Agri Scheme spells funding cut for Donegal Sheep Farmers – Ó Domhnaill"

Government should provide cover for duped Setanta customers – Ó Domhnaill

Fianna Fáil Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill is calling on the Finance Minister to compensate Setanta Insurance customers following the liquidation of the company.  Around 75,000 customers in Ireland have been affected by the winding down of the firm, which has its headquarters in Malta.  The company sent cancellation notices to all customers at the beginning [...]

Posted: May 29, 2014    Click here to read "Government should provide cover for duped Setanta customers – Ó Domhnaill"

Ó Domhnaill calls for cross-party support for Donegal maternity services

Fianna Fáil has called on all public representatives in Co Donegal to stand up against the downgrading of maternity services in the West and North West regions.   This week, Seanad Éireann will vote on a Fianna Fáil motion condemning planned cuts to local maternity services. The motion highlights the fact that Ireland has the [...]

Posted: May 27, 2014    Click here to read "Ó Domhnaill calls for cross-party support for Donegal maternity services"

Harsh farming cuts result in meagre revenue return – Ó Domhnaill

Fianna Fáil Senator and Seanad spokesperson on Agriculture & Food Brian Ó Domhnaill says farmers in Donegal are losing out because of a lack of joined up thinking between the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Social Protection. Changes made to a number of schemes are acting as a disincentive for farmers and fishermen [...]

Posted: May 21, 2014    Click here to read "Harsh farming cuts result in meagre revenue return – Ó Domhnaill"

FF launches website on the real cost of water charges

Fianna Fáil has launched a website highlighting a number of case studies where households will be forced to pay far in excess of the Government’s ‘average’ water charge. It blows the whistle on the Government’s spin that families will be charged €240 a year for their water. Based on the CSO’s figures on average water [...]

Posted: May 20, 2014    Click here to read "FF launches website on the real cost of water charges"

Support for Social Welfare payments at Post Office- Ó Domhnaill

Donegal Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has expressed his support for the Irish Postmasters Union (IPU) who are asking to be placed on a level playing field with the banks and have Post Offices as a choice on all Social Welfare forms. Senator Ó Domhnaill explained, “The IPU proposals are sensible and constructive and I fully [...]

Posted: May 16, 2014    Click here to read "Support for Social Welfare payments at Post Office- Ó Domhnaill"