Budget measures a further boost to land mobility for farmers

Published on Wednesday, 14 October 2015 12:45

Speaking after the announcement of Budget 2016, Michael D'Arcy stated “This is a postiive budget for farmers and I am glad to see that it has been broadly welcomed by all the farm organisations and ICOS. “The €550 tax credit introduced for the self-employed, including farmers, is a significant boost to farm families. Combined with the significant USC reduction, farmers will experience a significant tax dividend as a result of this budget. These changes will mean over €800 in additional net income, or 3.5%, based on the average Family F …

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€250 million LEADER funding demonstrates Government’s commitment to rural Wexford

Published on Wednesday, 14 May 2014 14:00

Wexford Senator Michael D'Arcy has welcomed a funding package of €250 million for the LEADER element of the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 announced by the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan TD. “Investment in the LEADER programme is of huge significance to Wexford. EU regulations stipulate that 5% of the Rural Development Programme must be allocated to LEADER but the fact that the Government has increased its proportion to 7% confirms our commitment to the economic development of rural areas such …

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Stop unfair farm inspections

Published on Thursday, 08 May 2014 13:16

D'Arcy calls for reform of current farm inspections regime The current system is grossly unfair and causes unnecessary stress for farming families. I believe that there is space for a ‘common sense' approach to be implemented from Europe, with farmers provided with a decent amount of notice before an inspection. “The goal of inspections must surely be to ensure that everything on the farm is in order and must not simply be to ‘catch the famer out'. Implementing a common sense regime where proper notice is given will benefit everyone. …

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D'Arcy Welcomes Exemptions For Agri-Sector Fodder Transport

Published on Wednesday, 19 February 2014 13:02

Fine Gael Senator for Wexford, Michael D'Arcy, has today welcomed the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar's announcement that haulage of agricultural fodder, ie. straw and hay, will be exempt from the 4.65 metre vehicle height limit that came into effect in October. Speaking today, Senator D'Arcy said: “It is a huge relief for the agri-sector that the Government will introduce height limit exemptions for the transportation of fodder. The regulations, signed into law in 2008 but only taking effect now, would have had a neg …

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Budget is good news for family farm income, disadvantaged farmers and beef sector – D’Arcy

Published on Tuesday, 15 October 2013 19:33

Fine Gael Senator for Wexford, Michael D'Arcy, has said that Budget 2014 will protect the incomes of family farms, support small farm holdings in disadvantaged areas and invest in the future of the national suckler cow herd. “I believe that the measures announced in Budget 2014 will safeguard family farm income and I am delighted by the €23 million extra funding for the suckler cow scheme. The income of farmers in disadvantaged areas has also been protected. That this has all been achieved despite the enormous budgetary pressure is highly …

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Generations of Public Service

michael darcy Did you know Michael Darcy Senior (Michael's Father) has served as a public representative for North Wexford and Fine Gael since the 70's, playing a huge part in various projects and amenities.

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