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The Agri-Climate Rural Environment Scheme

The Agri-Climate Rural Environment Scheme (‘ACRES’) ACRES, which is the first scheme that the DAFM will deliver under the €9.8b CAP Strategic Plan, will target 50,000 farm families. They will receive support directly under this scheme to deliver “measurable” climate, biodiversity, and water quality gains. The DAFM proposes that, like GLAS, all farmers will have …

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Funding for Gigs and Events

Delighted with this latest support for our artists and our cultural and social lives from my Green Party Ireland colleague Minister Catherine Martin T.D. – supporting us all to have fun social times with eachother in our communities – we cant underestimate the toll that the last couple of years has taken on our entertainers and ourselves and these grants mean venues, pubs, cafes, galleries, all sorts of places can apply for grants, up to a maximum of €10,000 in support of events such as…

Night-Time Economy Support Scheme

New Pilot Grant Scheme launched to boost the Night-Time Economy Minister Catherine Martin announces the Night-Time Economy Support Scheme to support off-peak entertainment in venues across the country.  €2.6m has been allocated to support entertainment in off-peak times to increase footfall in our cities and towns later in the evening and night-time. Pubs, nightclubs, cafés …

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Inagh Playground Open !!!

We’re open! Gates opened at 5pm Friday 10 June.

We have some work to finish but the park is now safe to use so we are opening, and thank you for your patience. Later in the summer, when the jobs are finished, we will have a Community Day to celebrate the achievement and to thank all who got us to this stage.

Protecting Native Irish Bees

As one of the sponsors of the “Protection of the Native Irish Honey Bee Bill” proposed by my Green Party Ireland colleague Senator Vincent P Martin, which is at second stage in the Seanad today, I am delighted to stand with my colleague Brian Leddin T.D. and these beekeepers, Cillian Fraher and his father Thomas from Galbally. Glad to support and encourage our next generation in protecting our biodiversity and our native Irish bee.