All posts tagged Agriculture

Budget 2020 provides €1.2 billion protection against No Deal Brexit – David Stanton

Fine Gael is making more than €1 billion available in Budget 2020 to meet the challenges of a No Deal Brexit, says Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of…

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€1.865 Million for Kilworth Agri-Innovation Hub in Regional Enterprise Development Fund – Minister David Stanton

A new Agri-Innovation Hub project based in Kilworth, Co. Cork has been successful in securing funding of €1.865 million through the Government’s Regional Enterprise Development Fund. A total of €29…

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Good news for farmers as closed period for fertiliser spreading extended – Minister David Stanton

The extension to the closed period for the spreading of chemical and organic fertilisers is good news for hard pressed local farmers says Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister…

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Minister Stanton Welcomes An Bord Pleanala Permission for Dairygold Expansion in Mogeely

An Bord Pleanala’s decision to grant planning permission for an significant expansion at the Dairygold facility in Mogeely, Co. Cork has been welcomed by Cork East Fine Gael TD and…

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Minister David Stanton opens Midleton Teagasc Office Extension

A new extension to the advisory offices of Teagasc in Midleton was officially opened by Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David…

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€8.8 million for Moorepark National Food Innovation Hub a vote of confidence in Irish agriculture – David Stanton

Cork East Fine Gael TD, and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton, has welcomed today’s funding announcement by An Taoiseach and Minister Michael Creed, of €8.8…

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David Stanton Welcomes Creation of 65 Jobs at Kerrygold in Mitchelstown

Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister for State at the Department of Justice & Equality, David Stanton has welcomed the opening of a new €38 million production facility at…

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Sugar Beet Feasibility Study Needed – Stanton

Cork East Fine Gael TD, David Stanton has said that Fine Gael will establish a feasibility study into the possibility of re-establishing the sugar beet industry if in Government.

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Single Farm Payment Delays Totally Unacceptable – Stanton

Delay in issuing the single farm payment to farmers is "totally unacceptable" says Cork East Fine Gael TD. The late payments are as a result of Department of Agriculture delays in digital mapping processes.

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Sugar Imports €99m in 2009; Stanton Demands Feasibility Study

Cork East Fine Gael TD has called on the Goverment to immediately initiate a feasibility study on the re-opening of the Irish sugar industry aligned with ethanol production. The European Court of Auditors has said that the decision in 2005 to close our sugar industry was based on inaccurate information. As a result we are now totally dependent on sugar imports which were valued at €99 million in 2009 alone

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Stanton Concerned at Age Profile of Farmers

Cork East Fine Gael TD, David Stanton has highlighted the need for the Government to improve the supports available for farm families, in particular young farmers. CSO figures show that 51% of farmers are aged over 55 years, with 74% of all farmers aged over 45 years.

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