Monthly Archives: April 2013

Bonniconlon FF to host CAP Reform Information Meeting

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Bonniconlon Fianna Fáil is hosting a public meeting on CAP Reform and its effects on North Mayo and South Sligo farmers on Tuesday April 16th in Bonniconlon Community Centre. This meeting will address the many concerns of local farmers with regard to CAP Reform 2013 and will be attended by Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Agriculture Eamonn O’Cuiv T.D. as well as Mayo Fianna Fáil T.D. Dara Calleary and local Councillor Annie May Reape. Deputy Dara Calleary is urging all farmers in the region to attend. “This is an ideal opportunity for farmers in the North-east Mayo and South-west Sligo region to arm themselves with information relevant to the ongoing CAP […]

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8,000 DAS payments outstanding

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Mayo Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary is calling for the Minister for Agriculture to immediately ensure the payment of all outstanding Disadvantaged Area Scheme (DAS) monies owed to farmers. Fianna Fáil has recently been informed that of the 102,090 applications for the DAS, 8,000 have not yet received payment. “It is not acceptable that 8,000 farmers have been waiting since September for their DAS, which many are depending on. The delay has been caused by the retrospective stocking density requirement that was imposed by the Minister last year; it saved virtually no money and managed to add an extra layer of bureaucracy to the scheme for both farmers and the […]

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Teachers concerns must not be dismissed

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Fianna Fáil has urged the Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn not to dismiss genuine concerns of teachers and parents about the severe impact of cuts to frontline education services. Mayo TD Dara Calleary said, “Our Spokesperson on Education Charlie McConalogue attended this week’s National Conferences of the ASTI, TUI and INTO and reports that teachers are angry about the litany of broken promises on education from the Labour Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn and his government. “They feel the Minister has failed to take on board their genuine concerns about cuts to frontline education services, cuts to supports for children with special needs, cuts to small schools, cuts to guidance […]

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