Michael Fitzmaurice

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Michael Fitzmaurice urged : “Any initiative or measure which can be implemented to lessen the impact of this virus outbreak on farmers – of any enterprise – needs to be examined and put in place,” External link

agriland Friday, March 27, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “Being proactive in addressing this outbreak must be the priority, otherwise it could snowball into a major problem and cripple the health service even further,” External link

con-telegraph Monday, March 9, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “Works need to continue urgently in a lot of areas in order to remove pinch points and relieve water. It is also important that the ESB releases as much as water as possible at Parteen Weir and Ardnacrusha to alleviate pressure upstream,” External link

longfordleader Tuesday, February 18, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said ( about Team ) : “It is also important to remember that no man is an island and I have to commend all of the members of ‘Team Fitz’. If you haven’t a good team around you, constantly working, you will suffer the consequences,” External link

agriland Sunday, February 9, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice warned : “Much of the forestry machinery in the country – be it lorries, cutting equipment or forwarders – is on the brink of being parked up. Large repayments outstanding on these machines will mean owners and operators will be put in a situation where, unless they find felling work in other countries, they will go out of business,” External link

agriland Monday, December 23, 2019 11:46:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice commented : “Over the last eight to 10 months we have seen a situation develop where afforestation and felling licences have almost ground to a standstill because of EU law being tightly enforced in Ireland, as well as environmental lobby groups forcing the issue,” External link

agriland Monday, December 23, 2019 11:46:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said ( about Commission ) : “If you look at the [Northern Ireland-based] Livestock and Meat Commission for the week ending November 24, you will see Ireland is languishing in 9th position when it comes to the average price received for an R3-grade heifer, with just above 350c/kg,” External link

agriland Wednesday, December 4, 2019 8:58:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice insisted ( about Michael Creed ) : “While it is positive that the beef taskforce met this week, the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed needs to step up to the mark and put pressure on factories to up their prices in line with other markets,” External link

agriland Wednesday, December 4, 2019 8:58:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice claimed : “With the Chinese market beginning to take off, it is imperative now that the beef price on offer here goes up. Or are we going to have another situation where a market opens but the benefits do not reach the farmer?” External link

agriland Tuesday, November 26, 2019 7:29:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “While the signing of today’s contract is a welcome step forward, there is still plenty of work to be done before the people of rural Ireland will be able to reap the rewards,” External link

agriland Tuesday, November 19, 2019 3:14:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “Hopefully this will be the start of the beef price in Ireland beginning on an upward trajectory, as beef farmers have been forced to survive on their knees for far too long,” External link

agriland Friday, November 1, 2019 4:10:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice asked : “We are being warned about the risk of localised flooding. How can farmers possibly spread slurry in conditions like this?” External link

agriland Monday, October 14, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice argued : “They are now being forced to house cattle early as field conditions deteriorate. Opportunities to spread slurry have been limited in recent weeks due to weather and ground conditions,” External link

agriland Monday, October 14, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : "The Minister needs to put pressure on the processors and tell them that they have to engage," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, September 25, 2019 6:27:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice commented : “I have criss-crossed the country this week, and acknowledge the hard work that has been put in by all the parties in trying to bring about a resolution,” External link

agriland Friday, September 6, 2019 9:56:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “Farmers are suffering for the last month and indeed over the last number of years in the line of price,” External link

beat102103 Friday, September 6, 2019 2:05:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “Farmers are suffering for the last month and indeed over the last number of years in the line of price,” External link

waterford-news Friday, September 6, 2019 11:28:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “Farmers are suffering for the last month and indeed over the last number of years in the line of price,” External link

westernpeople Friday, September 6, 2019 11:27:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : "Farmers are suffering for the last month and indeed over the last number of years in the line of price," External link

irishexaminer Friday, September 6, 2019 11:22:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “Farmers are suffering for the last month and indeed over the last number of years in the line of price,” External link

carlow-nationalist Friday, September 6, 2019 11:21:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “Unfortunately, the bottom line in all of this is, that it’s rural Ireland that’s taking the hit for a deliberate slow-down and delaying of making payments that are long overdue,” External link

connachttribune Thursday, August 29, 2019 8:29:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “It is disappointing that the factories have turned towards taking out personal injunctions against individual farmers – the producers of beef. It is like David versus Goliath or the elephant versus the mouse,” External link

agriland Wednesday, August 28, 2019 3:14:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice claimed : “This is yet another example of the incompetence shown by this Government – as if the public needed any more,” External link

agriland Monday, August 19, 2019 4:13:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “If this Government continues to make empty promises to the people of Ireland, the repercussions will be felt when it is next time for the people to cast their vote” External link

agriland Monday, August 19, 2019 4:13:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice argued : “It seems as if any proposal put forward at the moment will be rejected out of hand by environmental lobby groups. If they refuse to come down from their high horse and continue to submit objection after objection to valid proposals, then I think it is time that any Government funding they receive is pulled,” External link

agriland Thursday, August 15, 2019 11:59:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice argued : “It has been unbelievable at times to see vehicles, especially lorries, driving through the picket lines with little or no regard for the people holding the peaceful protest,” External link

agriland Thursday, August 1, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice shouted : “We will not be walked over, rural Ireland will live. Say fuck off to Mercosur,” External link

thejournal Thursday, August 1, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice argued : “The same as 3,000 job losses in leafy Dublin,” External link

longfordleader Thursday, July 25, 2019 4:31:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice stated : “A year ago, we sat down with BnM. They showed us lovely glossy magazines of where they were going, called a just transition,” “This evening proves the unjust transition that’s going on” External link

longfordleader Thursday, July 25, 2019 11:42:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice argued : “In the long term, there seems to be no plan going forward. Our country appears to be happier now to bring in biomass from a foreign land, pay for it there and get subsidised on it – rather than burning our own raw materials and keeping jobs in rural parts of the country,” External link

agriland Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “As it stands, there is no plan other than redundancy. This is a disgraceful situation for the people and families that have served the company down through the years,” External link

agriland Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice shouted : “We will not be walked over, rural Ireland will live. Say fuck off to Mercosur,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, July 10, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “The Taoiseach needs to radically rethink his comments. Yes there were problems, but there is a ferocious amount of priests, and I know many of them myself, who do so much work in a quiet way, and the Taoiseach has blackened them all with the same brush,” External link

agriland Thursday, July 4, 2019 9:11:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “It is for this reason that I am reluctantly called for the process to be stalled momentarily. We cannot push ahead and needlessly squander €2bn if the same service can be provided by eir for €1 billion,” External link

leitrimobserver Friday, June 28, 2019 4:50:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “We cannot push ahead and needlessly squander €2 billion if the same service can be provided by eir for €1 billion,” External link

agriland Thursday, June 27, 2019 10:41:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said ( about Commission ) : “In my opinion, if the Commission isn’t willing to back down on the clause [production reduction] in the beef aid fund, we should tell them to stick the €50 million where the sun doesn’t shine,” External link

connachttribune Thursday, June 13, 2019 9:11:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “The importance of suckler farming in Ireland cannot be under-estimated. There are approximately 34,000 farms involved in suckler farming across Connacht as well as counties Donegal, Clare and Kerry,” External link

connachttribune Thursday, June 13, 2019 9:11:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice argued : “We should try and source the funds internally, rather than turn to Europe,” External link

agriland Friday, June 7, 2019 5:25:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “These farms represent families who have farmed the land for generations and who are part of the backbone of rural Ireland. Without those families, schools, local businesses and entire communities would disappear,” External link

agriland Friday, June 7, 2019 5:25:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “It appears as if the Fine Gael and EU-elite are determined to transform the west of Ireland into a theme park for those living in cities such as Dublin to visit as part of a weekend break,” External link

agriland Wednesday, June 5, 2019 4:14:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “They should firstly note that there is no tsunami. At best, the Green rise is more of a small shower localised mainly in Dublin,” “As the hard figures roll in, it is clear that the tsunami – like the Mayfly – has lasted for little more than a day” External link

agriland Monday, May 27, 2019 9:47:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said ( about Ivan Connaughton ) : “Ivan and I are holding this meeting to brief the farming community on matters that affect them most. It is important that the west of Ireland is not left behind in the CAP negotiations” External link

agriland Thursday, April 18, 2019 7:39:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice added : “The ordinary working people will be the ones left to carry the burden if an increase is implemented; they are already taxed to the limit with many struggling to make mortgage repayments and this Government seems intent on penalising them more,” External link

agriland Monday, April 1, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice argued ( about Leo Varadkar ) : “Fibre may be laid underground in Dublin and in other cities. But in rural Ireland, should Taoiseach Varadkar ever find it, the eir poles are the only way that the Taoiseach can achieve his often-stated ambition of securing full broadband provision across our digital divide,” External link

agriland Wednesday, March 27, 2019 2:36:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice argued ( about Leo Varadkar ) : “Fibre may be laid underground in Dublin and in other cities. But in rural Ireland, should Taoiseach Varadkar ever find it, the ESB poles are the only way that the Taoiseach can achieve his often-stated ambition of securing full broadband provision across our digital divide,” External link

agriland Tuesday, March 26, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice argued : “We need to strike a balance and make sure that rural Ireland is not disproportionately affected. When the final draft of this document comes through, it will be interesting to see where the main parties stand,” External link

agriland Thursday, March 21, 2019 5:22:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice argued : “It is eyebrow-raising to see that they are now talking about the ‘regionalisation’ of carbon,” External link

agriland Thursday, March 14, 2019 4:52:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice claimed : “Did they look at the likes of feedlots? From reading the document, in my opinion, they haven’t. From what I have seen, they want to try and make a theme park out of the west of Ireland,” External link

agriland Thursday, March 14, 2019 4:52:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “If they think they are going to infringe on private property, let them come looking for it and they’ll get a fair answer back” External link

agriland Tuesday, March 12, 2019 9:55:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “There is no doubt that EU regulation is strict, our quality beef is good and Irish beef is probably the best of the lot because mostly, we are grass fed and I think that this scaremongering isn’t helpful,” External link

agriland Friday, March 8, 2019 12:35:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “we’ll have to wait and see” External link

agriland Friday, March 8, 2019 12:35:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “It’s all very well saying ‘we’ll look after Ireland’ but the reality is that Brexit is causing uncertainty and that uncertainty, in turn, is causing problems. If there is a hard Brexit, aids to storage and intervention will have to be opened up,” External link

agriland Sunday, February 10, 2019 9:12:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice argued ( about Leo Varadkar ) : “What Leo Varadkar says represents Ireland around the world, and he would be sacked if he was the CEO of a private company” External link

agriland Thursday, January 17, 2019 3:05:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “Parents should be trying to get a balanced diet for their children. Reports like this are dangerous for the future health of our people” External link

agriland Thursday, January 17, 2019 3:05:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice told : “Sometimes politicians need to study up on what they say,” External link

eecho Tuesday, January 15, 2019 1:41:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice told : “Sometimes politicians need to study up on what they say,” External link

beat102103 Tuesday, January 15, 2019 1:00:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice told : “Sometimes politicians need to study up on what they say,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, January 15, 2019 1:00:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice argued : “People living in rural Ireland – and especially farmers – will have an unfair burden to carry once again, compared to those living in cities,” External link

agriland Monday, January 14, 2019 11:35:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice warned : “Ireland is facing into an unknown and difficult period over the next few months,” External link

agriland Monday, January 14, 2019 7:38:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice argued : “People living in rural Ireland – and especially farmers – will have an unfair burden to carry once again, compared to those living in cities,” External link

agriland Monday, January 14, 2019 12:44:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : "It's either trees or the big dairymen that are mopping up all the ground that's coming for sale," External link

independent-ie Thursday, January 10, 2019 7:54:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice outlined : “A lot of disparities are evident when you compare the protocol outlined recently by a former sheriff and the protocol followed in Co. Roscommon” External link

agriland Wednesday, December 19, 2018 4:07:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice told : “We have to be mindful that a lot of violence took place on Tuesday before, that needs to be condemned as well,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 18, 2018 1:36:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “In my opinion, many of the banks involved are scum,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 18, 2018 3:16:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice told : “We have to be mindful that a lot of violence took place on Tuesday before, that needs to be condemned as well,” External link

beat102103 Monday, December 17, 2018 10:36:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice warned : “Irish people need to wake up, especially if people are coming from the North. We must take them on and stop what is happening” External link

irishecho Monday, December 17, 2018 9:06:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice told : “We have to be mindful that a lot of violence took place on Tuesday before, that needs to be condemned as well,” External link

eecho Monday, December 17, 2018 8:08:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “I predicted this a year ago. The situation is getting worse,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, December 17, 2018 5:25:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “I predicted this a year ago. The situation is getting worse,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, December 17, 2018 4:25:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice added : “I predicted this a year ago. The situation is getting worse,” External link

irishtimes Monday, December 17, 2018 1:24:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “I predicted this a year ago. The situation is getting worse,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, December 17, 2018 12:11:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “These works need to be progressed quickly and efficiently, before someone is seriously injured or even killed at the junctions for Croghan and Cootehall on the N4,” External link

leitrimobserver Thursday, December 6, 2018 9:33:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : "Not alone have the NTA said that the route should stay open but that the service would be doubled to recognise the public service obligation involved. This is something that I and others have been working very hard on since the proposal to cut the route was announced," External link

westmeathindependent Thursday, March 2, 2017 2:54:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “Any closure of rural bus routes must be resisted by public representatives in rural Ireland and in the West in particular,” “If the National Transport Authority has to revert to subvention to keep these routes open, then so be it. I am calling on all public representatives, senators, and TDs in rural Ireland, and in the West in particular, to support the call that there be no bus route closures” External link

westmeathindependent Friday, February 24, 2017 6:36:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “We cannot stand idly by and allow another attack on services in rural Ireland to take place,” External link

westmeathindependent Friday, February 24, 2017 6:36:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : "Encouraging the plantation of land will result in the widespread afforestation of rural regions. Farmers will find it almost impossible to complete for land holdings against these big multinationals. It will make farming an even more difficult venture for many smaller farmers and indeed younger farmers into the future and it is a short sighted policy by our Government and the EU," "This policy means that our resources will be further denuded as big private companies come in buying up land for forestry to the detriment of local communities and farm families," External link

independent-ie Tuesday, February 14, 2017 3:58:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : "have no problem with bringing refugees into this country" External link

newstalk Monday, January 9, 2017 1:54:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said ( about Commission ) : "While I welcome the fact that the status of Roscommon will not change as a result of the Boundary Commission Report, there are conditions and changes in the report that may be a threat to the county's status in the future and people should be very aware that this issue is not fully over with yet," External link

westmeathindependent Thursday, November 24, 2016 9:45:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice told : "Land is being bought beside small family farms and whether you're a bank, an investment company or a pension fund you can get the same grants as a farmer living beside it. The situation can't continue. We're going to end up with a lot of the west planted like a theme park and it's basically driven by a carbon agenda," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, September 14, 2016 7:31:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “And while a move into the community may be beneficial for many of these patients, there are others, especially those who have more severe disabilities, who may not have access to the services that they are used to if they are moved out into the community,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, August 2, 2016 12:24:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice says : "New rules on how the Dail will operate will be published tomorrow and will detail how speaking time etc. will be allocated. I will endeavour over the coming days to join a technical group in order to get adequate speaking time in the Dail in order to speak out for the people who elected me and give them a voice. " External link

newstalk Wednesday, May 18, 2016 11:44:00 PM EAT



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coach4.35%EN11/24/201624/11/2016
vp26.09%EN10/25/201625/10/2016
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Michael Fitzmaurice urged : “Any initiative or measure which can be implemented to lessen the impact of this virus outbreak on farmers – of any enterprise – needs to be examined and put in place,” External link

agriland Friday, March 27, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “Being proactive in addressing this outbreak must be the priority, otherwise it could snowball into a major problem and cripple the health service even further,” External link

con-telegraph Monday, March 9, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “Works need to continue urgently in a lot of areas in order to remove pinch points and relieve water. It is also important that the ESB releases as much as water as possible at Parteen Weir and Ardnacrusha to alleviate pressure upstream,” External link

longfordleader Tuesday, February 18, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said ( about Team ) : “It is also important to remember that no man is an island and I have to commend all of the members of ‘Team Fitz’. If you haven’t a good team around you, constantly working, you will suffer the consequences,” External link

agriland Sunday, February 9, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice warned : “Much of the forestry machinery in the country – be it lorries, cutting equipment or forwarders – is on the brink of being parked up. Large repayments outstanding on these machines will mean owners and operators will be put in a situation where, unless they find felling work in other countries, they will go out of business,” External link

agriland Monday, December 23, 2019 11:46:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice commented : “Over the last eight to 10 months we have seen a situation develop where afforestation and felling licences have almost ground to a standstill because of EU law being tightly enforced in Ireland, as well as environmental lobby groups forcing the issue,” External link

agriland Monday, December 23, 2019 11:46:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said ( about Commission ) : “If you look at the [Northern Ireland-based] Livestock and Meat Commission for the week ending November 24, you will see Ireland is languishing in 9th position when it comes to the average price received for an R3-grade heifer, with just above 350c/kg,” External link

agriland Wednesday, December 4, 2019 8:58:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice insisted ( about Michael Creed ) : “While it is positive that the beef taskforce met this week, the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed needs to step up to the mark and put pressure on factories to up their prices in line with other markets,” External link

agriland Wednesday, December 4, 2019 8:58:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice claimed : “With the Chinese market beginning to take off, it is imperative now that the beef price on offer here goes up. Or are we going to have another situation where a market opens but the benefits do not reach the farmer?” External link

agriland Tuesday, November 26, 2019 7:29:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “While the signing of today’s contract is a welcome step forward, there is still plenty of work to be done before the people of rural Ireland will be able to reap the rewards,” External link

agriland Tuesday, November 19, 2019 3:14:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “Hopefully this will be the start of the beef price in Ireland beginning on an upward trajectory, as beef farmers have been forced to survive on their knees for far too long,” External link

agriland Friday, November 1, 2019 4:10:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice asked : “We are being warned about the risk of localised flooding. How can farmers possibly spread slurry in conditions like this?” External link

agriland Monday, October 14, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice argued : “They are now being forced to house cattle early as field conditions deteriorate. Opportunities to spread slurry have been limited in recent weeks due to weather and ground conditions,” External link

agriland Monday, October 14, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : "The Minister needs to put pressure on the processors and tell them that they have to engage," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, September 25, 2019 6:27:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice commented : “I have criss-crossed the country this week, and acknowledge the hard work that has been put in by all the parties in trying to bring about a resolution,” External link

agriland Friday, September 6, 2019 9:56:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “Farmers are suffering for the last month and indeed over the last number of years in the line of price,” External link

beat102103 Friday, September 6, 2019 2:05:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “Farmers are suffering for the last month and indeed over the last number of years in the line of price,” External link

waterford-news Friday, September 6, 2019 11:28:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “Farmers are suffering for the last month and indeed over the last number of years in the line of price,” External link

westernpeople Friday, September 6, 2019 11:27:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : "Farmers are suffering for the last month and indeed over the last number of years in the line of price," External link

irishexaminer Friday, September 6, 2019 11:22:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “Farmers are suffering for the last month and indeed over the last number of years in the line of price,” External link

carlow-nationalist Friday, September 6, 2019 11:21:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “Unfortunately, the bottom line in all of this is, that it’s rural Ireland that’s taking the hit for a deliberate slow-down and delaying of making payments that are long overdue,” External link

connachttribune Thursday, August 29, 2019 8:29:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “It is disappointing that the factories have turned towards taking out personal injunctions against individual farmers – the producers of beef. It is like David versus Goliath or the elephant versus the mouse,” External link

agriland Wednesday, August 28, 2019 3:14:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice claimed : “This is yet another example of the incompetence shown by this Government – as if the public needed any more,” External link

agriland Monday, August 19, 2019 4:13:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “If this Government continues to make empty promises to the people of Ireland, the repercussions will be felt when it is next time for the people to cast their vote” External link

agriland Monday, August 19, 2019 4:13:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice argued : “It seems as if any proposal put forward at the moment will be rejected out of hand by environmental lobby groups. If they refuse to come down from their high horse and continue to submit objection after objection to valid proposals, then I think it is time that any Government funding they receive is pulled,” External link

agriland Thursday, August 15, 2019 11:59:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice argued : “It has been unbelievable at times to see vehicles, especially lorries, driving through the picket lines with little or no regard for the people holding the peaceful protest,” External link

agriland Thursday, August 1, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice shouted : “We will not be walked over, rural Ireland will live. Say fuck off to Mercosur,” External link

thejournal Thursday, August 1, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice argued : “The same as 3,000 job losses in leafy Dublin,” External link

longfordleader Thursday, July 25, 2019 4:31:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice stated : “A year ago, we sat down with BnM. They showed us lovely glossy magazines of where they were going, called a just transition,” “This evening proves the unjust transition that’s going on” External link

longfordleader Thursday, July 25, 2019 11:42:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice argued : “In the long term, there seems to be no plan going forward. Our country appears to be happier now to bring in biomass from a foreign land, pay for it there and get subsidised on it – rather than burning our own raw materials and keeping jobs in rural parts of the country,” External link

agriland Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “As it stands, there is no plan other than redundancy. This is a disgraceful situation for the people and families that have served the company down through the years,” External link

agriland Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice shouted : “We will not be walked over, rural Ireland will live. Say fuck off to Mercosur,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, July 10, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “The Taoiseach needs to radically rethink his comments. Yes there were problems, but there is a ferocious amount of priests, and I know many of them myself, who do so much work in a quiet way, and the Taoiseach has blackened them all with the same brush,” External link

agriland Thursday, July 4, 2019 9:11:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “It is for this reason that I am reluctantly called for the process to be stalled momentarily. We cannot push ahead and needlessly squander €2bn if the same service can be provided by eir for €1 billion,” External link

leitrimobserver Friday, June 28, 2019 4:50:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “We cannot push ahead and needlessly squander €2 billion if the same service can be provided by eir for €1 billion,” External link

agriland Thursday, June 27, 2019 10:41:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said ( about Commission ) : “In my opinion, if the Commission isn’t willing to back down on the clause [production reduction] in the beef aid fund, we should tell them to stick the €50 million where the sun doesn’t shine,” External link

connachttribune Thursday, June 13, 2019 9:11:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “The importance of suckler farming in Ireland cannot be under-estimated. There are approximately 34,000 farms involved in suckler farming across Connacht as well as counties Donegal, Clare and Kerry,” External link

connachttribune Thursday, June 13, 2019 9:11:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice argued : “We should try and source the funds internally, rather than turn to Europe,” External link

agriland Friday, June 7, 2019 5:25:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “These farms represent families who have farmed the land for generations and who are part of the backbone of rural Ireland. Without those families, schools, local businesses and entire communities would disappear,” External link

agriland Friday, June 7, 2019 5:25:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “It appears as if the Fine Gael and EU-elite are determined to transform the west of Ireland into a theme park for those living in cities such as Dublin to visit as part of a weekend break,” External link

agriland Wednesday, June 5, 2019 4:14:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “They should firstly note that there is no tsunami. At best, the Green rise is more of a small shower localised mainly in Dublin,” “As the hard figures roll in, it is clear that the tsunami – like the Mayfly – has lasted for little more than a day” External link

agriland Monday, May 27, 2019 9:47:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said ( about Ivan Connaughton ) : “Ivan and I are holding this meeting to brief the farming community on matters that affect them most. It is important that the west of Ireland is not left behind in the CAP negotiations” External link

agriland Thursday, April 18, 2019 7:39:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice added : “The ordinary working people will be the ones left to carry the burden if an increase is implemented; they are already taxed to the limit with many struggling to make mortgage repayments and this Government seems intent on penalising them more,” External link

agriland Monday, April 1, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice argued ( about Leo Varadkar ) : “Fibre may be laid underground in Dublin and in other cities. But in rural Ireland, should Taoiseach Varadkar ever find it, the eir poles are the only way that the Taoiseach can achieve his often-stated ambition of securing full broadband provision across our digital divide,” External link

agriland Wednesday, March 27, 2019 2:36:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice argued ( about Leo Varadkar ) : “Fibre may be laid underground in Dublin and in other cities. But in rural Ireland, should Taoiseach Varadkar ever find it, the ESB poles are the only way that the Taoiseach can achieve his often-stated ambition of securing full broadband provision across our digital divide,” External link

agriland Tuesday, March 26, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice argued : “We need to strike a balance and make sure that rural Ireland is not disproportionately affected. When the final draft of this document comes through, it will be interesting to see where the main parties stand,” External link

agriland Thursday, March 21, 2019 5:22:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice argued : “It is eyebrow-raising to see that they are now talking about the ‘regionalisation’ of carbon,” External link

agriland Thursday, March 14, 2019 4:52:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice claimed : “Did they look at the likes of feedlots? From reading the document, in my opinion, they haven’t. From what I have seen, they want to try and make a theme park out of the west of Ireland,” External link

agriland Thursday, March 14, 2019 4:52:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “If they think they are going to infringe on private property, let them come looking for it and they’ll get a fair answer back” External link

agriland Tuesday, March 12, 2019 9:55:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “There is no doubt that EU regulation is strict, our quality beef is good and Irish beef is probably the best of the lot because mostly, we are grass fed and I think that this scaremongering isn’t helpful,” External link

agriland Friday, March 8, 2019 12:35:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “we’ll have to wait and see” External link

agriland Friday, March 8, 2019 12:35:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “It’s all very well saying ‘we’ll look after Ireland’ but the reality is that Brexit is causing uncertainty and that uncertainty, in turn, is causing problems. If there is a hard Brexit, aids to storage and intervention will have to be opened up,” External link

agriland Sunday, February 10, 2019 9:12:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice argued ( about Leo Varadkar ) : “What Leo Varadkar says represents Ireland around the world, and he would be sacked if he was the CEO of a private company” External link

agriland Thursday, January 17, 2019 3:05:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “Parents should be trying to get a balanced diet for their children. Reports like this are dangerous for the future health of our people” External link

agriland Thursday, January 17, 2019 3:05:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice told : “Sometimes politicians need to study up on what they say,” External link

eecho Tuesday, January 15, 2019 1:41:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice told : “Sometimes politicians need to study up on what they say,” External link

beat102103 Tuesday, January 15, 2019 1:00:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice told : “Sometimes politicians need to study up on what they say,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, January 15, 2019 1:00:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice argued : “People living in rural Ireland – and especially farmers – will have an unfair burden to carry once again, compared to those living in cities,” External link

agriland Monday, January 14, 2019 11:35:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice warned : “Ireland is facing into an unknown and difficult period over the next few months,” External link

agriland Monday, January 14, 2019 7:38:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice argued : “People living in rural Ireland – and especially farmers – will have an unfair burden to carry once again, compared to those living in cities,” External link

agriland Monday, January 14, 2019 12:44:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : "It's either trees or the big dairymen that are mopping up all the ground that's coming for sale," External link

independent-ie Thursday, January 10, 2019 7:54:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice outlined : “A lot of disparities are evident when you compare the protocol outlined recently by a former sheriff and the protocol followed in Co. Roscommon” External link

agriland Wednesday, December 19, 2018 4:07:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice told : “We have to be mindful that a lot of violence took place on Tuesday before, that needs to be condemned as well,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 18, 2018 1:36:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “In my opinion, many of the banks involved are scum,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 18, 2018 3:16:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice told : “We have to be mindful that a lot of violence took place on Tuesday before, that needs to be condemned as well,” External link

beat102103 Monday, December 17, 2018 10:36:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice warned : “Irish people need to wake up, especially if people are coming from the North. We must take them on and stop what is happening” External link

irishecho Monday, December 17, 2018 9:06:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice told : “We have to be mindful that a lot of violence took place on Tuesday before, that needs to be condemned as well,” External link

eecho Monday, December 17, 2018 8:08:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “I predicted this a year ago. The situation is getting worse,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, December 17, 2018 5:25:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “I predicted this a year ago. The situation is getting worse,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, December 17, 2018 4:25:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice added : “I predicted this a year ago. The situation is getting worse,” External link

irishtimes Monday, December 17, 2018 1:24:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “I predicted this a year ago. The situation is getting worse,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, December 17, 2018 12:11:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “These works need to be progressed quickly and efficiently, before someone is seriously injured or even killed at the junctions for Croghan and Cootehall on the N4,” External link

leitrimobserver Thursday, December 6, 2018 9:33:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : "Not alone have the NTA said that the route should stay open but that the service would be doubled to recognise the public service obligation involved. This is something that I and others have been working very hard on since the proposal to cut the route was announced," External link

westmeathindependent Thursday, March 2, 2017 2:54:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “Any closure of rural bus routes must be resisted by public representatives in rural Ireland and in the West in particular,” “If the National Transport Authority has to revert to subvention to keep these routes open, then so be it. I am calling on all public representatives, senators, and TDs in rural Ireland, and in the West in particular, to support the call that there be no bus route closures” External link

westmeathindependent Friday, February 24, 2017 6:36:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “We cannot stand idly by and allow another attack on services in rural Ireland to take place,” External link

westmeathindependent Friday, February 24, 2017 6:36:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : "Encouraging the plantation of land will result in the widespread afforestation of rural regions. Farmers will find it almost impossible to complete for land holdings against these big multinationals. It will make farming an even more difficult venture for many smaller farmers and indeed younger farmers into the future and it is a short sighted policy by our Government and the EU," "This policy means that our resources will be further denuded as big private companies come in buying up land for forestry to the detriment of local communities and farm families," External link

independent-ie Tuesday, February 14, 2017 3:58:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : "have no problem with bringing refugees into this country" External link

newstalk Monday, January 9, 2017 1:54:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said ( about Commission ) : "While I welcome the fact that the status of Roscommon will not change as a result of the Boundary Commission Report, there are conditions and changes in the report that may be a threat to the county's status in the future and people should be very aware that this issue is not fully over with yet," External link

westmeathindependent Thursday, November 24, 2016 9:45:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice told : "Land is being bought beside small family farms and whether you're a bank, an investment company or a pension fund you can get the same grants as a farmer living beside it. The situation can't continue. We're going to end up with a lot of the west planted like a theme park and it's basically driven by a carbon agenda," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, September 14, 2016 7:31:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “And while a move into the community may be beneficial for many of these patients, there are others, especially those who have more severe disabilities, who may not have access to the services that they are used to if they are moved out into the community,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, August 2, 2016 12:24:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice says : "New rules on how the Dail will operate will be published tomorrow and will detail how speaking time etc. will be allocated. I will endeavour over the coming days to join a technical group in order to get adequate speaking time in the Dail in order to speak out for the people who elected me and give them a voice. " External link

newstalk Wednesday, May 18, 2016 11:44:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
deputy67.39%EN04/14/201714/04/2017
coach4.35%EN11/24/201624/11/2016
vp26.09%EN10/25/201625/10/2016
candidate2.17%EN09/10/201410/09/2014
Names Lang Count
Michael FitzmauriceEN100.00%
Michael FitzmauricePT0.00%


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