Monthly Archives: December 2015

Urgent support needed for Crossmolina community following flooding

– Calleary Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo Dara Calleary is calling on the Government to urgently implement a special package of supports for homeowners and businesses affected by flooding in Crossmolina. Deputy Calleary made the comments following a weekend of severe flooding in the town which has caused extensive damage to homes and businesses. “Crossmolina has suffered another damaging flood with many homes and businesses being hit for the second time in just three weeks. Those affected by the flooding are in desperate need of urgent support from the Government,” said Deputy Calleary. “The Department of Social Protection needs to open up access to the Humanitarian Assistance Scheme for those […]

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Beef farmers being held to ransom by processors – Calleary

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Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo Dara Calleary is warning that beef farmers are facing another price crash this winter as processors introduce new penalties on Irish stock.  It’s just over a year since farmers were hit with massive price cuts as factories began changing specifications and refusing to slaughter cattle. Deputy Calleary commented, “Beef farmers are only beginning to get back on their feet having survived the beef crisis.  Now they’re being hit with an unfair raft of cuts by British processors who are discriminating against Irish producers.  These big factories have reverted to the practices which led to the crisis two years ago and are putting farmers in an […]

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