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Irish Water / Phil Hogan “Investment Announcement” is meaningless PR – Senator

  €55 million for Donegal over three years is investment rate before establishment of Irish Water     Presentation and timing of announcement raises questions about politicisation of new super quango   Fianna Fáil Senator Brian O Domhnaill has hit back at this morning’s PR offensive from Irish Water and the Minister for Environment Phil [...]

Posted: May 13, 2014    Click here to read "Irish Water / Phil Hogan “Investment Announcement” is meaningless PR – Senator"

Govt targets rural communities with savage LEADER cuts – Ó Domhnaill

Fianna Fáil Seanad  Spokesperson on Agriculture & Food, Brian Ó Domhnaill has accused the Government of abandoning rural communities following savage cuts to LEADER funding. The Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government revealed this week that the national co-funding rate for the programme had been set at 39%, well below the 50/50 rate [...]

Posted: May 7, 2014    Click here to read "Govt targets rural communities with savage LEADER cuts – Ó Domhnaill"

MINISTER IGNORING CRISIS IN BEEF SECTOR – Ó DOMHNAILL

Fianna Fáil Seanad spokesperson on  Agriculture Brian Ó Domhnaill is rejecting claims by the Agriculture Minister that there is sufficient competition in the beef sector. Minister Simon Coveney is ruling out the appointment of an independent beef regulator, claiming there is already enough competition in the market. “Minister Coveney is hiding his head in the [...]

Posted: May 1, 2014    Click here to read "MINISTER IGNORING CRISIS IN BEEF SECTOR – Ó DOMHNAILL"

Action needed on discretionary medical cards as number falls below 50,000 – Ó Domhnaill

Public won’t be fooled by FG electioneering on medical cards Latest figures released to Fianna Fáil show that the number of discretionary medical cards has now fallen below 50,000 to 49,596. That means that over the past 3 years the government has taken away more than 30,000 of these cards, a reduction of 38.4%. Senator [...]

Posted: May 1, 2014    Click here to read "Action needed on discretionary medical cards as number falls below 50,000 – Ó Domhnaill"

Minister delivers another body blow to low income farmers – Ó Domhnaill

  Stealth cut introduced for 2014 and subsequent years Fianna Fáil Seanad Spokesperson on Agriculture, Brian Ó Domhnaill has highlighted another stealth cut in the Single Farm Payment, which will hit low income farmers this year. The change was brought in during Minister Coveney’s tenure as President of the European Council of Agriculture Ministers, however [...]

Posted: Apr 30, 2014    Click here to read "Minister delivers another body blow to low income farmers – Ó Domhnaill"

Call for Minister to come to Gaoth Dobhar after Largo Foods closure- Ó Domhnaill

200 New Well Paid Jobs Needed in Gaoth Dobhair/Cloughaneely by July Following the news last month of the closure of Largo Foods with the loss of 110 full time jobs and 30 part time jobs, Fianna Fáil local election candidate for Glenties Cllr Seamus Ó Domhnaill is calling on the Minister for Jobs and the [...]

Posted: Apr 29, 2014    Click here to read "Call for Minister to come to Gaoth Dobhar after Largo Foods closure- Ó Domhnaill"

Hundreds attend Ó Domhnaill Election Campaign Launch

Fianna Fáil Local Election Candidate for Glenties Cllr Seamus Ó Domhnaill kicked off his campaign in Ostan Loch Altan, Gortahork at the weekend by delivering a speech to supporters in which he outlined the total disregard which this Government has for rural Ireland.   Speaking at the launch Cllr Ó Domhnaill outlined the many projects [...]

Posted: Apr 28, 2014    Click here to read "Hundreds attend Ó Domhnaill Election Campaign Launch"

Irish Water to splash out millions on redundancies – Ó Domhnaill

Taxpayer to fork out again for latest fiasco   Fianna Fáil Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has criticised the latest moves by Environment Minister Phil Hogan to pump even more money into Irish Water, this time to pay for a redundancy scheme. Reports suggest Minister Hogan has asked the Government for €39 million to reduce staff [...]

Posted: Apr 24, 2014    Click here to read "Irish Water to splash out millions on redundancies – Ó Domhnaill"

Late payments jeopardising the future of farm families

Donegal Senator and Fianna Fáil Seanad spokesperson on Agriculture and Food says he’s very concerned at the delay in AEOS 3 payments to farmers in Donegal.  Minister Coveney had previously stated that the money would be released in the first quarter of the year. “I’m very worried that these payments have still not been made, [...]

Posted: Apr 17, 2014    Click here to read "Late payments jeopardising the future of farm families"

Govt plans on water charges descend into political farce – Senator

Donegal Households suffer as coalition parties focus on self-preservation Fianna Fáil Senator Brian O Domhnaill has  accused the Government of playing political games over water charges at the expense of households across the country. “This has descended into a complete farce. Fine Gael and Labour have spent months dodging questions about just how much people [...]

Posted: Apr 16, 2014    Click here to read "Govt plans on water charges descend into political farce – Senator"