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

Éamon Ó Cuiv

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Galway West


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

Farmer protests on Beef prices must not be ignored – Ó Cuív

Quality mark for grass-based beef products should be introduced Read More | Share

FF to Outline Measures to Tackle Beef Crisis

FF proposes immediate €200 beef genomics scheme and establishment of Independent Beef Regulator to halt unfair dominance of supermarkets and processors and give a fair price to farmers Read More | Share

Hogan Must Put Fair Price for Farmers at Top of His Agenda – Ó Cuív

Exploitation by big supermarkets crippling farmers. FF calls for immediate €200 payment per head under Beef Genomics Scheme Read More | Share

Ó Cuív Congratulates New EU Agriculture Commissioner

Action must be taken to ensure CAP funds are distributed fairly and beef crisis is tackled at EU level Read More | Share

Ó Cuív calls on Minister to meet commonage farmers over SFP issues

Farmers in commonage not being consulted about stocking densities Read More | Share

Ó Cuív Welcomes Decision to Extend ANC Payment to Island Farmers

Payment may now also apply to islands situated on lakes Read More | Share

Expansion of Community Services Programme Should Be a Priority – Ó Cuív

Answers needed on reduction in allowances for children. Special sitting of meeting needed as consultation period on water charges to finish at end of August Read More | Share

Islanders should not have to pay for water rations - Ó Cuív

Fianna Fáil TD for Galway West Éamon Ó Cuív is calling on the Government to quash water charges for Islanders who are subject to rationing. Residents on Inis Meáin and Inis Oirr are being expected to pay the new water tax despite having their supply rationed. Read More | Share

Minister Contributing to Doubts Over Future of Rural Social Scheme – Ó Cuív

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Agriculture and Food, Community Affairs, Éamon Ó Cuív TD, has criticised Minister Joan Burton for her failure to fully understand what the rural social scheme is and its contribution to communities. Read More | Share

Transfer of Senior Alert Scheme to Pobal is Wrong and Should be Reversed – Ó Cuív

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Community Affairs, Éamon Ó Cuív TD, has slammed the proposal to transfer responsibility for the Senior’s Alert Scheme from the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government to Pobal. 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.