Denis Naughten

National Broadband Plan set to miss targets by 25,000 – TD

National Broadband Plan set to miss targets by 25,000 – TD

The National Broadband Plan is set to miss its revised target of 60,000 homes by the end of the year,...

December 15, 2021

‘Failure’ to use Carbon Tax funds ‘makes targets harder’

‘Failure’ to use Carbon Tax funds ‘makes targets harder’

A TD has warned that the failure to allocate €49 million in Carbon Tax funds to agriculture in Budget 2022...

October 18, 2021

Fair Deal: Fears over possible court challenge to scheme

Fair Deal: Fears over possible court challenge to scheme

A TD has risen fears over a possible court challenge to the Fair Deal Scheme, due to the government’s “failure...

July 1, 2021

Naughten to seek methane changes to climate bill later in year

Naughten to seek methane changes to climate bill later in year

Independent TD Denis Naughten has said that he will seek an amendment to the Climate Action Bill later in the...

June 17, 2021

Minister writes to Commission to explore REAP expansion

Minister writes to Commission to explore REAP expansion

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has written to the European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development...

May 20, 2021

Regional TDs to seek Dáil approval for carbon budgets

Regional TDs to seek Dáil approval for carbon budgets

The Regional Independent group of TDs has said that it will seek Dáil approval for carbon budgets for agriculture. The...

May 5, 2021

TD concerned for rural patient transport to trauma centres

TD concerned for rural patient transport to trauma centres

A TD has raised concerns over the ambulance and air ambulance services in transporting rural people to trauma centres in...

April 28, 2021

More flexibility needed on BEAM reference dates – Naughten

More flexibility needed on BEAM reference dates – Naughten

An independent TD has said that there needs to be greater flexibility in terms of the alternative reference dates being...

March 2, 2021

BEAM calculator is evidence that previous data was ‘misleading’ – Naughten

BEAM calculator is evidence that previous data was ‘misleading’ – Naughten

The current data presented to farmers for the Beef Emergency Aid Measure (BEAM) is “misleading”, independent TD for Roscommon-Galway Denis...

January 28, 2021

TD accuses department of ‘misleading’ reports on BEAM reductions

TD accuses department of ‘misleading’ reports on BEAM reductions

Current reports presented to farmers on Beef Exceptional Aid Measure (BEAM) livestock reduction targets are “misleading” according to independent TD,...

January 26, 2021

Potential BEAM clawback of €40 million from beef farmers ‘immoral’

Potential BEAM clawback of €40 million from beef farmers ‘immoral’

Any attempt to seek a payback of up to €40 million under the Beef Exceptional Aid Measure (BEAM) scheme from farmers...

January 19, 2021

‘Imminent risk of farm flooding’ raised in Dáil

‘Imminent risk of farm flooding’ raised in Dáil

The “imminent risk” of homes and farms being flooded in Co. Roscommon was raised in the Dáil yesterday (Thursday, January...

January 15, 2021

BEAM flexibility based on Covid restrictions and falling suckler numbers called for

BEAM flexibility based on Covid restrictions and falling suckler numbers called for

Penalties associated with the 5% reduction of bovine livestock manure nitrogen under the Beef Exceptional Aid Measure (BEAM) should be...

January 14, 2021

‘Why is government refusing to review beef sector competition?’

‘Why is government refusing to review beef sector competition?’

The government’s refusal to carry out an independent review of the operation of the beef processing sector in Ireland has...

December 7, 2020

‘Farmers get no money from carbon tax in agri-sector’ – Naughten

‘Farmers get no money from carbon tax in agri-sector’ – Naughten

Independent TD Denis Naughten has said that carbon tax funding acquired from the agriculture sector, is not reinvested in the...

November 18, 2020

Government’s own website says 40% of marts don’t have decent broadband – Naughten

Government’s own website says 40% of marts don’t have decent broadband – Naughten

According to the government’s own website, 40% of marts across the country have a poor broadband service which requires upgrading,...

October 28, 2020

Naughten asks minister to meet mart reps to put ‘robust’ system in place

Naughten asks minister to meet mart reps to put ‘robust’ system in place

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has been asked to meet with representatives of marts and put...

October 24, 2020

Electricity bills to ‘jump by an unjustifiable €54’ tomorrow to ‘subsidise’ green energy

Electricity bills to ‘jump by an unjustifiable €54’ tomorrow to ‘subsidise’ green energy

Independent TD Denis Naughten has said that the “jump by €54 a year” in electricity bills from tomorrow (Thursday, October 1)...

September 30, 2020