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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 questions Govt commitment to Inishbofin ferry service

Galway West Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív has questioned the Government’s commitment to the Inishbofin ferry service, as the contract is due to expire at the end of the year. Read More | Share

Minister’s meeting must yield results for farmers – O’Cuív

Fianna Fáil Agriculture spokesperson Éamon Ó Cuív has welcomed the very belated announcement by Minister Coveney that he is to convene a meeting of all the main players in the beef sector to discuss the ongoing crisis. The Minister will hold talks with the main beef processors, Bord Bia, Teagasc and farm organisations, as well as the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation and Animal Health Ireland. Read More | Share

Ó Cuív calls for funding for strategic road upgrades in South Mayo

Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív has contacted Mayo County Council to highlight the need for funding for strategic county road developments. Read More | Share

Lives at risk due to new rules for local ambulance service – Ó Cuív

Galway West Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív has raised grave concerns about new rules preventing voluntary ambulances in Galway and Mayo from responding to local emergencies. The Fianna Fáil Deputy raised the matter with the Minister for Health James Reilly in the Dáil this week (Wednesday, 02 April). Read More | Share

Minister ignoring crisis in beef sector – Ó Cuív

Fianna Fáil Agriculture spokesperson Éamon Ó Cuív is rejecting claims by the Agriculture Minister that there is sufficient competition in the beef sector. Read More | Share

New survey shows need for comprehensive code of conduct – Ó Cuív

Fianna Fáil’s Agriculture spokesperson has called on the Government to expedite the publication of the Competition and Consumer Bill, which includes proposals for a code of conduct for the retail sector to insure transparency in the sector. Read More | Share

FF joins calls for beef regulator

Fianna Fáil’s Agriculture spokesperson Éamon Ó Cuív is calling for the appointment of a regulator for the beef sector. Read More | Share

Ó Cuiv Questions Government’s Job Creation Claims

Fianna Fáil’s Agriculture spokesperson Éamon Ó Cuiv is raising serious question marks over Government claims that 61,000 jobs were created in the economy in the past year. Ministers have been repeating the claims in the Dáil over the past two weeks, during their statements on Government Priorities for the Year Ahead. Read More | Share

Ó Cuív criticises Minister’s laissez-faire towards bull beef crisis

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Agriculture, Éamon Ó Cuív TD, has criticised Minister Simon Coveney for his laissez-faire attitude towards the escalating bull beef crisis. Read More | Share

Ó Cuív challenges Coveney to debate on CAP proposals

Fianna Fáil today (Thursday) launched its alternative CAP proposals aimed at reinforcing the strength of the family farm for the next decade. 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.