Michael Fitzmaurice

Citizens’ Assembly on biodiversity can’t be a ‘stitch-up’ of rural Ireland – TD

Citizens’ Assembly on biodiversity can’t be a ‘stitch-up’ of rural Ireland – TD

Ireland’s Citizens’ Assembly on Biodiversity Loss cannot be turned into another “stitch-up of rural Ireland”, independent TD for Roscommon-Galway, Deputy...

May 17, 2022

TD calls on Minister Hackett to ‘step back’ over forestry ‘debacle’

TD calls on Minister Hackett to ‘step back’ over forestry ‘debacle’

An independent TD has called on Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) Pippa...

May 11, 2022

Lough Funshinagh residents can’t be abandoned – TD

Lough Funshinagh residents can’t be abandoned – TD

An independent TD has called on Roscommon County Council to ask the Office of Public Works (OPW) to attempt to...

May 9, 2022

TD to table motion calling for exemptions to turf regulations

TD to table motion calling for exemptions to turf regulations

An independent TD is to table a Dáil motion calling for those with turf harvesting rights to be exempt from...

May 3, 2022

TD brands proposed ban on sale of turf as ‘lunacy’

TD brands proposed ban on sale of turf as ‘lunacy’

An independent TD has claimed that the government wants to criminalise someone who sells a bag of turf. Roscommon-Galway deputy...

April 11, 2022

EU emissions directive ‘must be resisted by right-minded people’

EU emissions directive ‘must be resisted by right-minded people’

The proposed changes to the EU Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) – which would see larger cattle, pig and poultry farms...

April 10, 2022

New tillage scheme payment will barely cover costs – TD

New tillage scheme payment will barely cover costs – TD

An independent TD has raised concerns that a payment of €400/ha under the new Tillage Incentive Scheme will barely cover...

March 23, 2022

Hauliers to receive €100/week under emergency support

Hauliers to receive €100/week under emergency support

Emergency support of €18 million for hauliers has been announced today (March 11) by the Minister for Environment, Climate and...

March 11, 2022

Fuel excise duty cuts: ‘A day late and a dollar short’

Fuel excise duty cuts: ‘A day late and a dollar short’

The extent of the current crisis in relation to fuel prices cannot be underestimated, according to an independent TD. Yesterday...

March 10, 2022

‘Explosion’ in next fortnight if government doesn’t tackle fuel pricing – TD

‘Explosion’ in next fortnight if government doesn’t tackle fuel pricing – TD

There will be an “explosion” in Ireland in the next fortnight if the government does not take action to address...

March 4, 2022

Call on government to cut fuel taxes as pump prices rise

Call on government to cut fuel taxes as pump prices rise

A TD has called on the government to reduce excise duty on motor fuel to offset the “significant burden” of...

February 27, 2022

Proposed EU rewetting law could lead to protests – TD

Proposed EU rewetting law could lead to protests – TD

Proposed EU legislation on rewetting drained farm peatlands could lead to protests if given the green light, according to a...

February 25, 2022

TD urges ‘compromise’ on fixed milk contracts as inputs ‘rocket’

TD urges ‘compromise’ on fixed milk contracts as inputs ‘rocket’

A TD is calling for milk processors to sit down with their suppliers to work out a “compromise” for farmers...

February 23, 2022

Green response expected on building waste reused for farm roads

Green response expected on building waste reused for farm roads

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice has called on the Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications Eamon Ryan to reuse building waste...

February 21, 2022

Cost of living: Government plan is ‘anti-rural’ – TD

Cost of living: Government plan is ‘anti-rural’ – TD

An independent TD has branded the government’s plan aiming to help people with the rising cost of living as “anti-rural...

February 11, 2022

Broadband plan ‘in danger of becoming dated before it’s delivered’

Broadband plan ‘in danger of becoming dated before it’s delivered’

The National Broadband Plan (NBP) is in danger of “becoming dated before it it actually implemented”, one TD has warned....

February 3, 2022

TDs welcome decision to reinstate green waste burning exemption

TDs welcome decision to reinstate green waste burning exemption

The decision yesterday (Wednesday, February 2) to reinstate a derogation for farmers to burn green waste has been welcomed by...

February 3, 2022

Contractors will get more scarce in the next 5 to 8 years – TD

Contractors will get more scarce in the next 5 to 8 years – TD

An Oireachtas committee has heard a claim that agricultural contractors will get more scarce in the next five to eight...

January 28, 2022