“Latest Beef Processor Merger is bad news for Farmers” – Michael Fitzmaurice TD

“The news this week that Dawn Meats is to become the biggest beef processor in the country after it’s takeover of Dunbia is not good news for farmers and will mean that the whole beef and sheep meat processing industry…

Michael Fitzmaurice TD – anti-fracking legislation “a victory for the ordinary people”

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice says he is “very happy” to support the anti-fracking legislation which is currently going through the Oireachtas. Commenting on the issue Michael Fitzmaurice said the bill is “a victory for the ordinary people who have campaigned…

Michael Fitzmaurice TD – “Fitzpatrick case once again highlights incompetence”

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice has called for a cultural change in the public sector following a series of “monumental errors” and displays of “gross incompetence”. Commenting on the issue Michael Fitzmaurice said “The result of the trial of Sean Fitzpatrick…

Michael Fitzmaurice TD calls for Irish Security review in light of Manchester atrocity

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice has called a review to be carried out into Ireland’s ability to deal with possible attacks in light of last night’s terrorist attack in Manchester. Commenting earlier Michael Fitzmaurice said “In the wake of the outrageous…

Michael Fitzmaurice TD – Farmers are totally frustrated and angry over GLAS delays

Michael Fitzmaurice TD has called on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to take responsibility for the continued delay in payments under the GLAS scheme. Commenting on the issue Michael Fitzmaurice said “Farmers are totally frustrated and angry” adding that…

Michael Fitzmaurice TD calls for clarification on Roscommon Hospital rumours

Michael Fitzmaurice TD has called for local Fine Gael representatives to clarify rumours regarding a possible re-opening of the A&E unit at Roscommon Hospital. Commenting on the issue Michael Fitzmaurice said “There is speculation in political circles over the past…

Michael Fitzmaurice TD – “‘Farmers cannot be penalised for fires they didn’t light”

“Recent comments from Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture Andrew Doyle on the matter, and news yesterday that illegally burnt land must be withdrawn from the 2017 Basic Payment Scheme applications must be clarified as they are causing…

Michael Fitzmaurice calls for Public Service accountability following LE Aisling debacle

“Evidence of incompetence in almost every Government Department is growing with every passing day and it would appear that no one is ever held to account for any mistakes that are made and the situation just goes on and on”.…

Michael Fitzmaurice TD “HSE have acted disgracefully in treatment of local man”

Local Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice has called on the HSE and the Minister for Health to act immediately “on the disgraceful neglect” of a local man who, he says, “has been all but abandoned by the system”. Commenting on the…

Farmers Knowledge Transfer Scheme must be extended – Michael Fitzmaurice TD

Local Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice is calling for the Farmers Knowledge Transfer Scheme deadline to be extended due to ongoing IT problems. “It is essential that an extension to the farmers Knowledge Transfer Scheme is announced by the Minister as…

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