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FF Dáil motion calls for action on fodder crisis

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Fianna Fáil is calling for the establishment of a dedicated unit within the Department of Agriculture to co-ordinate the response to the fodder crisis. The Dáil will this week will discuss a Fianna Fáil motion criticising what the party claims was a slow and inadequate response to a crisis which has been devastating for hundreds of farmers across the West of Ireland. Mayo Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary explained, “I and my colleagues spent weeks in the early stages of this crisis appealing to the Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney to see what was going on, and take decisive action to prevent unnecessary hardship for families.  Unfortunately, it took several weeks […]

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Calleary calls for emergency measures to support Mayo farmers

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Fianna Fáil Deputy Dara Calleary has called for emergency measures to help Mayo farmers who are serious difficulty as a result of the unprecedented fodder crisis. The Mayo Deputy has accused the Government of refusing to recognise the devastation in the farming sector caused by unseasonable weather over the past number of months. “I and my colleagues have raised this issue a number of times with Minister Coveney and he has refused to acknowledge just how bad this situation has become. We are experiencing an unprecedented fodder crisis that is seriously damaging the farming sector in Mayo and across West of Ireland,” said Deputy Calleary. “The heavy rain last summer […]

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