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Éamon Ó Cuiv, Spokesperson on Agriculture, Food and Community Affairs

Éamon Ó Cuiv

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Constituency

Galway West

Contact

Kirwan House
Flood Street
Galway City

Tel: 091 562846
Fax: 091 562844

Website: www.eamonocuiv.ie


E Mail: eamon.ocuiv@oireachtas.ie

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Personal Details

- Born Dublin, June 1950.

- Married to Áine Ní Choincheannain; three sons, one daughter.

- Educated Oatlands College, Mount Merrion, Dublin: UCD (BSc).

- Former Manager of a Gaeltacht Co-Operative involved in establishing local businesses including agricultural services, timber milling, tourism and cultural and social development.

Local News

Ó Cuív condemns vicious LEADER cuts in Galway

Fianna Fáil TD for Galway West has expressed outrage over the scale of cuts to LEADER community programmes across the county. The latest figures reveal that funding for Co. Galway has been slashed by 56% over the next six years. Read More | Share

Government silent as Irish farmers face double whammy of punitive fines - FF

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Agriculture Éamon Ó Cuív TD says the Government has failed Irish farmers miserably with the onset of two onerous fines. Farmers are being burdened with a fine in the region of €180m for the land parcel identification system (LPIS) as well as the milk superlevy of €75m. Read More | Share

Government must prioritise implementation of new EU financial credit fund to Irish farmers - FF

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Agriculture & Food Éamon Ó Cuív TD has called on the Government to move swiftly to ensure that Irish farmers are given access to a new credit line, which has been announced by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank. Read More | Share

Efforts to undermine viability of rural Ireland continues unabated - Ó Cuív

Fianna Fáil TD for Galway West Éamon Ó Cuív has accused An Taisce and the Government of continuing to undermine the entire viability rural Ireland. He made the comments in response to the latest report from the heritage agency, which wants to stop the development of one-off housing and force families to move to villages and towns, rather than allowing them to settle in rural locations. Read More | Share

Minister’s fish farm licences not delivering - Ó Cuív

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Agriculture & Food Éamon Ó Cuív TD has expressed concern after it was revealed that there are 19 finfish farms operating without licences across the country. The details were supplied in response to a Parliamentary Question from Deputy Ó Cuív. Read More | Share

Islands need specific health policy - Ó Cuív

Fianna Fáil TD for Galway West Éamon Ó Cuív has hit out at the Health Minister for a lack of specific healthcare provision for the islands. In reply to a Parliamentary Question, Minister Varadkar confirmed that no specific policies for the management of GP and nursing services for the islands exists, despite issues with access. Read More | Share

Dáil debate on dairy crisis is long overdue - Ó Cuív

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Agriculture, Food and Community Affairs Éamon Ó Cuív TD has said that the government’s decision to hold a debate on March 5th to discuss the ongoing dairy crisis engulfing Irish farmers is long overdue. However Deputy Ó Cuív has said the debate is coming too late as farmers are facing a super levy fine of up to €100 million on 1st April 2015. Read More | Share

1916 centenary celebrations must remain non-partisan – Ó Cuív

Fianna Fáil TD Éamon Ó Cuív has said that the 1916 centenary celebrations must be non-partisan in nature so that they can be cherished by all sections of Irish society. Deputy Ó Cuív made the comments after chairing the inaugural meeting of the Coiste 1916 Committee. The committee has been established by party leader Micheál Martin TD and is tasked with organising a series of public commemorative events in the lead up to 2016. Read More | Share

Minister continues to sit on elusive education report - Ó Cuív

Fianna Fáil TD for Galway West Éamon Ó Cuív is calling on the Education Minister to explain why she is refusing to publish the Value for Money Review into small schools. The study has been sitting in the Department for almost two years, but Minister Jan O’Sullivan has not committed to a publication date. Read More | Share

Govt fails rural Ireland as attack on communities continues - Ó Cuív

Fianna Fáil TD for Galway West Éamon Ó Cuív has criticised the Government for its negative attitude towards rural Ireland. Deputy Ó Cuív accused Ministers of concentrating recovery efforts on cities and urban areas, while abandoning programmes and withdrawing essential services from rural areas. Read More | Share

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Political Record

Current Spokesperson on Agriculture, Food and Community Affairs

  • 2011: Appointed Minister for Defence. Appointed Minister for Environment, Heritage and Local Government.
  • 2010: Appointed Minister for Social Protection.
  • 2007: Appointed Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.
  • 2002: Appointed Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.
  • 2001-2002: Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food & Rural Development, with special responsibility for Rural Development.
  • 1997-2001: Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and Islands with special responsibility for the Gaeltacht, Irish language and island development.
  • 1991-97: Member Galway County Council and of a number of subsidiary Committees.
  • 1995-1997: Party Spokesman for Islands, Gaeltacht and Rural Development.
  • 1994-97 Member of the Forum for Peace and Reconciliation.
  • 1992: Elected to Dáil Éireann.
  • 1989-92: Elected Senator on the Cultural and Educational Panel.