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

Commonage Farmers may not be eligible for SFP from 2015 – Ó Cuív

Minister must revise new regulations Read More | Share

Iontas agus díoma ar Éamon Ó Cuiv nach bhfuil Gaeilge líofa ag an Aire nó an Aire Stáit Gaeltachta

Ó Cuív shocked and deeply disappointed that non- fluent Irish speaker chosen as Minister for Gaeltacht affairs Read More | Share

N84 road improvements receive major boost - Ó Cuív

Fianna Fáil TD for Galway West Éamon Ó Cuív, along with Cathaoirleach of Galway County Council Mary Hoarde and Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council Damien Ryan have welcomed the granting of a Compulsory Purchase Order to Galway Council Council. The order will allow the purchasing of land to facilitate the widening of the road between Cloughanover and Corrandulla and along the N84. Read More | Share

Reilly reneges on BreastCheck commitment - Ó Cuív

Fianna Fáil TD for Galway West Éamon Ó Cuív says thousands of women’s lives are being put at risk because of the Health Minister’s failure to extend the BreastCheck programme to the over 65s. Minister James Reilly promised to extend the service to women aged 65-69 this year as part of the Programme for Government, and last year’s Future Health document contained a pledge to roll it out this year, however he’s pushed the extension date back until 2015 at the earliest. Read More | Share

Rural Ireland Let Down by Government – Ó Cuív

Recommendations in CEDRA Report not being implemented Read More | Share

Ó Cuív criticises FG claims on its performance in EU agriculture deals

Coveney becomes first Minister not to get increase in CAP budget Read More | Share

Ó Cuív calls for Minister to Establish Independent Beef Regulator

Coveney sleep-walking through escalating beef crisis Read More | Share

Govt must do more for rural mobile and broadband users - Ó Cuív

Fianna Fáil TD for Galway West Éamon Ó Cuív is calling on the Government to radically improve its mobile and broadband provision. Signals in many parts of the country, and particularly in rural areas remain poor, with investment in communications severely underfunded. Read More | Share

Ó Cuív critical of Coveney handling of bull beef crisis

Labelling issue not being addressed. Minister must convene meeting with Northern Irish and British counterparts Read More | Share

Govt again dismantling community services – FF

Minister must stop hiding behind weak argument and allow group to tender on a national basis 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.