Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Agriculture

Agriculture is our most important indigenous industry and accounts for the majority of all Irish exports each year. It is an industry in which we are world leaders and are very well positioned to take advantage of the challenges of food security.
Our membership of the European Union has a significant effect on Irish agriculture through the Common Agricultural Policy. Reforming this Policy has commenced and I am fully supportive of the Minister in safeguarding Ireland’s agricultural sector and further realising its potential to help us in our economic recovery.

Funding for Continued Removal of Invasive Plant Species from Lough Corrib

As Minister with responsibility for the Inland Fisheries sector I have allocated funding of €300,000 for 2019 to ensure Inland Fisheries Ireland’s (IFI) successful operations involving extensive removal of the invasive waterweed, Lagarosiphon Major (L.major), at Lough Corrib, Co. Galway, continue.  I have also asked IFI and his Department to continue liaison with the National Parks and… Continue Reading

Rural Regeneration and Development Fund Launched

The Rural Regeneration and Development Fund which will see a €1 billion investment in large-scale, collaborative projects that support rural communities is now open for applications. The new fund, led by the Department of Rural and Community Development, will support projects that aim to regenerate and revitalise rural communities on a sustainable basis. Proposals are… Continue Reading

Over €165,000 in funding to support coastal community projects

Funding of over €165,000 has been allocated to 27 projects in Galway, Mayo and the West under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Operational Programme which is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the EU. My colleague, Minister for Agriculture and the Marine, Michael Creed has confirmed the allocations as part of a national… Continue Reading

Second Stage Speech on the Island Fisheries Bill 2017

Bhí mé ag éisteacht leis an díospóireacht ar an teilifís i m’oifig sular tháinig mé isteach sa Teach agus gabhaim mo bhuíochas leis na Teachtaí Dála uilig. Is mian liom a rá arís go bhfuil sé mar phríomhaidhm i gclár an Rialtais seo geilleagar láidir a thógáil agus sochaí cothrom a chur ar fáil ionas… Continue Reading

€148,000 allocated to 14 animal welfare organisations in Galway and Mayo

€148,000 has been allocated to 14 animal welfare organisations in Galway and Mayo. The funding is part of a €2.56 million allocation by Minister of Agriculture, Michael Creed TD, to 111 animal welfare organisations across the country. This funding will help the community-focused, animal welfare organisations continue their work in promoting and safe-guarding the welfare… Continue Reading