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

Category: Agriculture
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

Category: Agriculture
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 the continued commitment by all stakeholders to the future of post offices

Category: National Issues
Published on Wednesday, 02 April 2014 16:21

Senator Michael D'Arcy has welcomed the continued commitment by all stakeholders to the future of post offices. Following last week's meeting with the Minister of Communications Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte TD, the Irish Postmasters Union (IPU) has been asked to make a detailed submission to the Cabinet Committee on Social Policy setting out its recommendations. Our post offices are a vital and essential part of urban and rural communities, both from the perspectives of service provision and the welfare and financial services that …

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D’Arcy welcomes funding for piers and harbours in Wexford

Category: National Issues
Published on Thursday, 20 March 2014 13:51

Fine Gael Senator for Wexford, Michael D'Arcy, has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, of  details of a €23m package for the repair of public owned piers, harbours and slipways damaged during the winter storms and investment in the ongoing development of Ireland's public harbour network.  This funding is badly needed in coastal communities like Courtown “After the most destructive winter storms in living memory, I strongly welcome the provision of over €1.5 Million for the …

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D'Arcy Welcomes Exemptions For Agri-Sector Fodder Transport

Category: Agriculture
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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Seanad should honour key role of John Major in peace process- D’Arcy

Category: National Issues
Published on Thursday, 19 December 2013 10:53

Fine Gael Wexford Senator, Michael D'Arcy, has called on Seanad Eireann to extend an invitation to former British Prime Minister, John Major, to speak before the House on his role in the Northern Ireland peace process. Senator D'Arcy made his comments following the 20th anniversary of the Downing Street Declaration of December 1993. The Declaration was the key precursor to the IRA ceasefire of August 1994 and the subsequent ceasefire by the Combined Loyalist Military Command and was key to produce a positive change of attitude by the both sides …

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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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