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  • Fianna Fáil hosts public meeting on Crime Prevention in Our Community | Éamon Ó Cuív TD
    commitments on Garda recruitment it will take years before we see more boots on the ground The fact of the matter is that the Gardai need more resources now not in a few years time Not a week goes by without media reports about the latest burglary or robbery and people are becoming increasingly fearful in their own homes especially those who are elderly or living on their own said Mr Connolly Cllr Hoade added People are really worried about their security in both rural and urban communities There is real concern about burglaries and many feel a greater sense of isolation than they did a number of years ago Since 2013 ten Garda stations in Galway have closed leaving communities across the county more exposed and vulnerable Garda numbers have also been slashed from 601 in 2010 to 564 in February this year Criminals are taking advantage of these depleted resources and we have had a number of high profile robberies being carried out by organised gangs Deputy Ó Cuív explained There needs to a radical rethink about how we tackle crime Fianna Fáil has put forward a 7 point plan aimed at clamping down on this crime spree it will be one of the issues up for discussion at the meeting I m delighted that we will be joined by Sergeant Pat Flanagan and Bernard Kearney who will be giving a unique insight into the problems being faced by communities in Galway as well as measures which can be taken to deter criminals Fianna Fáil is determined to make the fight against crime a top priority and we are anxious to hear from members of the public about their experiences The party is holding a series of meetings across the country to listen to the concerns of people

    Original URL path: http://www.eamonocuiv.ie/blog/2015/11/25/fianna-fail-hosts-public-meeting-on-crime-prevention-in-our-community/?shared=email&msg=fail (2016-02-16)
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  • Reorganisation of Local Authorities in Co. Galway – Ó Cuív | Éamon Ó Cuív TD
    near further and that it would be published before any decision would be made on it or any recommendation made either in this regard Furthermore I believe that no change should take place in relation to the local authorities in Galway without a plebiscite of the people of Galway taking place I once again call on the Minister to expedite this affair and bring certainly to the running of the

    Original URL path: http://www.eamonocuiv.ie/blog/2015/11/25/reorganisation-of-local-authorities-in-co-galway/?shared=email&msg=fail (2016-02-16)
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  • Ó Cuív condemns changes to GLAS scheme | Éamon Ó Cuív TD
    the targets set out by Minister Coveney The changes which are being introduced as part of the second tranche of this programme will impact negatively on family farms and payments are expected to be substantially below the 5 000 average per farmer which has been budgeted for In fact it s thought that payments will only average around 3 000 under round 2 of the programme This is a major blow to farmers who rely on this payment to maintain their business Not only will they see significant reductions in their payments some farmers will no longer qualify for the payments as a result of the new restrictions being brought in Farmers across the country are unhappy with the current GLAS scheme which is evidenced in the low take up numbers The whole programme is in urgent need of a serious review to establish how it can be improved and made more attractive for farmers Minister Coveney has a track record of underspending and I have serious concerns that the 1250m designated for the scheme will not be fully expended It is essential that all funding earmarked for agriculture and rural schemes is utilised to improve the environment and provide

    Original URL path: http://www.eamonocuiv.ie/blog/2015/11/12/o-cuiv-condemns-changes-to-glas-scheme/?shared=email&msg=fail (2016-02-16)
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  • Minister forced into u-turn on Knowledge Transfer Programme – Ó Cuív | Éamon Ó Cuív TD
    not be able to nominate someone to go in their place However he has now reviewed this situation following staunch opposition from the farming community and has decided that a named nominee will now be able to attend in cases where the farmer is otherwise engaged Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív explained I am glad that Minister Coveney has seen the light and has decided to adopt a common sense approach to this issue The Knowledge Transfer Programme is a valuable asset however due the huge demands and workloads farmers are not always available to attend every session and have sent nominees in their place in the past The Minister s lack of understanding of agricultural matters has been exposed in his pursuit to change the workings of this programme but I am glad that he has now finally seen sense This will allow spouses siblings or children who have an interest in or work on the farm to part take in the Knowledge Transfer sessions and bring back the information they learn to the farmer and farm workers Share this Facebook Twitter Email Éamon s Newsletter Email Address Search Search for Side menu Register to Vote Social Media Connect Clinics

    Original URL path: http://www.eamonocuiv.ie/blog/2015/11/10/minister-forced-into-u-turn-on-knowledge-transfer-programme-o-cuiv/?shared=email&msg=fail (2016-02-16)
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  • Ó Cuív calls on Minister to clarify future of Rural Social Scheme | Éamon Ó Cuív TD
    change in line with rationalisation and resource commitments Deputy Ó Cuív explained Minster Humphreys needs to make it clear that he understands that the Rural Social Scheme is not an activation scheme It is a support programme for low income farmers who are willing to give a valuable contribution to their communities in return for a modest payment Its flexibility is conducive to farm work and has been key to the success of the scheme providing long term financial and social stability for recipients However it would appear that the Minister and his Department do not fully understand to workings of the scheme which they appear to categorise as a training programme for people to get back into full time employment Farmers who qualify for the Rural Social Scheme are already employed on their farms and are not seeking another full time job I am urging the Minister to protect this scheme and ensure that it remains as a stand alone programme which will continue to operate under the values on which it was founded The one good piece of news that came out from the Minister s statement is that it would appear that it is very unlikely that

    Original URL path: http://www.eamonocuiv.ie/blog/2015/11/10/o-cuiv-calls-on-minister-to-clarify-future-of-rural-social-scheme/?shared=email&msg=fail (2016-02-16)
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  • Minister Coveney leaves farmers behind with long delays in direct payments – Minister Coveney leaves farmers behind with long delays in direct payments – Éamon Ó Cuív | Éamon Ó Cuív TD
    Cuív explained The monthly exchequer returns for October show that gross expenditure in the Department of Agriculture is nearly 100 million behind target for the first 10 months of 2015 75 million of this is current expenditure is as a result of the significant delays in direct CAP payments due to farmers under the basic payment scheme The Capital Allocation is also running 20 million behind target for the first 10 months of year The Minister s failure to follow up on the applications processes for various schemes under his remit has resulted in 200m in delayed payments Reports today reveal that over the past year there has been a 75 increase in outstanding basic payments to farmers This is being compounded by the fact that there are 15 000 payments under the Areas of Natural Constraints scheme still outstanding I am now calling on the Minister to expedite these payments to ensure that farmers can manage cash flow and income volatility issues Every day I and other colleagues receive calls from frustrated farmers wondering when they will get their payments informing us that they have not been told to date of any difficulty with their payment Many of them are under serious financial strain and are dependent on these payments to ensure that the bills are paid Minister Coveney appears to have no understanding of the hardship that the delay in payments is causing Time and again he has boasted of advancing payments However this is no good if large numbers of farmers receive no payment due to minor queries on their applications These latest figures highlight what I have being saying for a long time There will likely to be a major underspend under the Rural Development Programme which will become more apparent in the coming months This

    Original URL path: http://www.eamonocuiv.ie/blog/2015/11/10/minister-coveney-leaves-farmers-behind-with-long-delays-in-direct-payments/?shared=email&msg=fail (2016-02-16)
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  • Leenane and Maam Ambulance Steering Group – | Éamon Ó Cuív TD
    view of the fact that on the 21 st of October 2015 the Minister wrote to me in the following terms Dear Éamon Thank you for your recent letter inviting me to meet a delegation from Leenane and Maam Ambulance Steering Group to discuss the lack of ambulance services in Connemara I have passed your correspondence on to Martin Dunne Director the National Ambulance Service in the HSE for his consideration and direct reply to you Yours sincerely Leo Varadkar T D Minister for Health I have now contacted the Minister as a matter of urgency asking that he clarify whether he is indeed willing to meet a delegation as stated by Sean Kyne T D and if he is why he wrote to me saying that he had passed on the letter to Martin Dunne Director of the National Ambulance Service rather than indicating to me that he was indeed willing to meet a delegation This matter needs clarification as there is an absolute duty on the Minister to treat all public elected representatives equally and to also give them accurate facts Share this Facebook Twitter Email Éamon s Newsletter Email Address Search Search for Side menu Register to

    Original URL path: http://www.eamonocuiv.ie/blog/2015/11/05/leenane-and-maam-ambulance-steering-group/?shared=email&msg=fail (2016-02-16)
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  • TAMS2 may provide solution to shed conversion costs – Ó Cuív | Éamon Ó Cuív TD
    Coveney who has confirmed that funding is covered under the TAMS2 programme Deputy Ó Cuív commented I had been contacted by a number of farmers who were unsure if they could apply for a grant to convert existing hay sheds and other similar sheds to slatted units Having submitted questions to the Agriculture Minister he has now confirmed that in the case of existing loose houses grant aid is available for installing both slurry tanks and slats This will be of major interest to many farmers as the conversion of sheds could prove a much more cost economic way of converting sheds than the building of new sheds It could also in certain circumstances be easier to get planning permission for a conversion rather than a new build I would encourage farmers thinking of taking up this option to apply for the TAMS2 scheme without delay to ensure you comply with the specifications laid out under the scheme However the grant could provide an ideal solution for farmers who want to extend their available space without having to construct new buildings Share this Facebook Twitter Email Éamon s Newsletter Email Address Search Search for Side menu Register to Vote Social

    Original URL path: http://www.eamonocuiv.ie/blog/2015/11/05/tams2-may-provide-solution-to-shed-conversion-costs-o-cuiv/?shared=email&msg=fail (2016-02-16)
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