Irish Farmers To Get EU €250m Cash Flow Boost

The European Commission has agreed to increase the Basic Payment Scheme to Irish farmers from 50% to 70%. The payment, amounting to €250 million and due on October 16th, follows recent adverse weather that has caused cash-flow difficulties for 139,000 farming families. Speaking at National Ploughing Championships in Tullamore this morning, Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for […]

Commissioner Hogan Must Safeguard Ireland’s Sustainable Food Production In Agri-environment Talks – IFA

IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has called on Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan to directly intervene in the current EU discussions taking place on ammonia and greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.   He said, “Ireland’s agri-food sector is growing carbon efficiently, with overall emissions declining by 9% since 1990 as the sector recorded its sixth consecutive […]

Harkin Clarifies Stance on Hogan Nomination

Independent MEP Marian Harkin has issued a statement concerning what she described as an inaccurate account in a Sunday newspaper of her position in relation to the nomination of Phil Hogan to be Ireland’s European Commissioner.   She said: – “Despite an article in the Sunday Times wrongly stated that I oppose the nomination of […]

Minister Hogan underestimating cost of water charges – Purchase.ie

Purchase.ie, the online store which specialise in products that save energy and conserve water, has estimated that households with five people are likely to pay close to 700 Euro a year in water charges, and not an annual bill of €450 as stated recently by Minister Phil Hogan. The report (Water Charges Made Simple – […]

Hogan announces European Parliament and Local Elections will be held on Friday 23 May 2014

Mr. Phil Hogan T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, today (22 January 2014) announced that the Government has agreed that the European Parliament and Local Elections will be held on Friday 23 May 2014. Polling will be between the hours of 7am and 10pm on that day.   Every person aged 18 years or over […]

Hogan announces Eur 47.7 Million for the Local and Community Development Programme (LCDP) in 2014

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan T.D., today (10/12/2013) announced the allocation for the Local and Community Development Programme (LCDP) in 2014 of €47.7 Million; making the announcement Minister Hogan said “this will enable 44,000 people to engage through one-to-one interventions in 2014 to assist them in returning to employment, it […]

Hogan Announces Funding for Local Environmental Initiatives

Mr. Phil Hogan, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government today, 2 September 2013, announced the 2013 Local Agenda 21 (LA21) Environmental Partnership Fund.  This fund, which has operated since 1997, supports local environmental initiatives by communities, individuals and not-for-profit groups.  The Minister has allocated funding of €400,000 to this year’s scheme, an increase from €337,000 in […]

“Phone a friend” option for vehicle owners out of the country with their car off the road

Phil Hogan T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community & Local Government, today (26 August 2013) announced an adjustment of the procedures for declaring that vehicles have been off the road for people who are out of the country and cannot get back home in time to finalise the paperwork personally in their local Garda Station […]

Leader Companies urged to ensure that all funding is spent before the end of the year

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Mr. Phil Hogan T.D, today (4th July, 2013) urged Local Development Companies (LDCs) to ensure that all funding that has been allocated to them under the LEADER elements of the Rural Development Programme 2007-2013 (RDP) is fully committed and spent before the end of the programme. On 21 […]

Minister Hogan Establishes Referendum Commission on the Thirty-second Amendment of the Constitution (Abolition of Seanad Éireann) Bill 2013

Mr. Phil Hogan, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, announced today (7th June 2013) that he has made an order under the Referendum Act 1998 establishing an independent statutory Referendum Commission for the purposes of the forthcoming referendum on the Thirty-second Amendment of the Constitution (Abolition of Seanad Éireann) Bill 2013. In accordance […]

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