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

Éamon Ó Cuiv

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Constituency

Galway West

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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

Minister Coveney admits banks overcharging farmers on agricultural loans - FF

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Agriculture Éamon Ó Cuív TD raised a priority question this week in the Dáil with Minister Coveney, regarding his plans to ensure Irish farmers have access to European Investment Bank funds for the advancement of agriculture and rural development. Read More | Share

Disadvantaged areas to suffer as Minister cuts key scheme - Ó Cuív

Fianna Fáil TD for Galway West has accused the Government of turning its back on people living in areas of urban deprivation. His comments come on foot of a Parliamentary Reply, which revealed that Minister Kelly is winding down the RAPID area fund. Read More | Share

Government ignores investment in rural broadband – Ó Cuív

Fianna Fáil TD for Galway West Éamon Ó Cuív says the Government’s investment in rural broadband over the past four years has been completely inadequate. Communications Minister Alex White has admitted that the total spend on rural broadband infrastructure since 2011 has been less than €10m. Read More | Share

Government robbing essential projects - Ó Cuív

Fianna Fáil TD for Galway West Éamon Ó Cuív has accused the Government of redirecting money, which is meant to be used for projects aimed at tackling social disadvantage, to offset other Government bills. Despite collecting €36m under the Dormant Accounts legislation this year, only €18m has been earmarked for community projects. Read More | Share

Ó Cuív calls on Minister to stop stalling on Harbour Scheme

Fianna Fáil TD for Galway West Éamon Ó Cuív is hitting out at the Marine Minister for continuing to delay on the Fishery Harbour & Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme 2015. Under the scheme, councils must have the upgrade and repair work completed by the end of the year, but Minister Coveney has still not made a decision on which projects will be included. Read More | Share

Ireland’s high food standards remain intact despite potential BSE case – Ó Cuív

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Agriculture & Food, Éamon Ó Cuív TD has called on Minister Simon Coveney and the Government to send out a clear message to our international trading partners that Ireland’s high food standards remain intact despite a potential BSE confirmation, and that there is no risk to human health. Read More | Share

Minister must allocate funding for rail improvements - Ó Cuív

Fianna Fáil TD for Galway West Éamon Ó Cuív has called on the Transport Minister to ensure that funding is made available for works to modernise the level crossing network on the main Galway to Athenry line. Read More | Share

Irish dairy farmers to pay 4th highest European Superlevy bill – FF

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Agriculture & Food Éamon Ó Cuív TD is calling on Minister Simon Coveney to immediately fastrack the superlevy instalment scheme as farmers face an onerous milk superlevy bill of €69m. Read More | Share

Ó Cuív calls for swift action in light of suspected BSE case

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Agriculture Éamon Ó Cuív has expressed concern after the Department of Agriculture confirmed that it’s looking into a suspected case of BSE. The suspected case was identified at a dairy farm in Co. Louth. Read More | Share

Minister still stalling on essential drainage works - Ó Cuív

Fianna Fáil TD for Galway West has expressed frustration at the delay in approving draining works on the river Clare. It has been 18 months since the Commissioner for Public Works submitted the plan to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and to date there has been no progress on the issue. 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.