Michael Fitzmaurice

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Michael Fitzmaurice said : “Pay in the department seems to be gone up 11% and administration non-pay is down 4%; could you give us a breakdown on that?” External link

agriland Wednesday, March 31, 2021 12:25:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “One would have to wonder has the government side-lined the Just Transition Commissioner – because we rarely get to hear what he is working on” External link

agriland Thursday, March 25, 2021 12:54:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice claimed : “As it stands, BNM is trying to drop the hatchet on up to 4,000 households who have traditionally taken plots of turf on BNM bogs around the country,” External link

agriland Thursday, March 25, 2021 12:54:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice added : “That’s the big fear among farmers, and it is not scaremongering, it is reality,” External link

agriland Wednesday, March 24, 2021 3:24:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice claimed ( about Climate Action ) : “Under this new Climate Action Bill, we are putting ourselves in real danger of getting rid of jobs and turning the lights out,” External link

agriland Tuesday, March 23, 2021 10:54:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “If the Irish people accept this, then large swathes of the country will be turned into theme parks. I would urge all in opposition to row against this fantasy bill,” External link

agriland Tuesday, March 23, 2021 10:54:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice claimed : “I am led to believe that they are leading with the statistic that seven out of 10 people won’t be affected, as a result of having turbary rights. But the reality of the situation is that this has nothing got to do with it,” External link

agriland Thursday, March 18, 2021 11:50:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice remarked ( about Kildare North ) : “People across parts of Roscommon, Longford, Westmeath, Offaly, Tipperary, Laois, Kildare and Meath will feel the brunt of this decision. The government must be willing to step in and prevent ordinary people from being left without fuel for their fire,” External link

agriland Thursday, March 18, 2021 11:50:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “To announce these closures in the midst of a lockdown heaps further anxiety on the most vulnerable in our society, who prefer interacting with a human to complete their transactions rather than a machine,” External link

agriland Monday, March 1, 2021 5:04:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “If a postmaster or postmistress retires or passes away, the community shouldn’t have to live in fear that they will lose yet another service,” External link

agriland Monday, March 1, 2021 5:04:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “the least this government could do” External link

agriland Wednesday, February 24, 2021 9:06:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “Above all, this government needs to understand that – for rural Ireland in particular – appeals to hold firm are no longer enough” External link

agriland Wednesday, February 24, 2021 9:06:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : "It is as well to tell the minister straight out that there is speculation that some of the retail operators have told the factories to pull back to three days a week because there will be a shortage of cattle later – and the longer they hold back to three days a week, the more of an opportunity there will be to flood the market. " External link

independent-ie Wednesday, February 24, 2021 10:56:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice indicated : “They noted that they are liaising with various farm organisations and community groups to allay any fears out there in relation to the rehabilitation project. With a designated community liaison officer, BNM are willing to openly engage with anyone who wishes to raise a question or concern,” External link

agriland Monday, February 22, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “The price of beef has plummeted all of a sudden. "It is as well to tell the minister straight out that there is speculation that some of the retail operators have told the factories to pull back to three days a week because there will be a shortage of cattle later –and the longer they hold back to three days a week, the more of an opportunity there will be to flood the market. "This needs investigating but the taskforce is not sitting. Will the minister get the chairman of the taskforce to sit at least once a month? Farmers only hear what happens a month after the task force meets and they need to be able to see what happens live. That is important,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “I think over the last couple of months, the government has lost control, and the Department of Education has lost control. It has been stop-start,” External link

thejournal Sunday, February 14, 2021 5:34:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “Hands off the west of Ireland” External link

agriland Friday, February 12, 2021 6:29:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “It is because of this directive that licensed merchants, who have a QQI qualification, are fearful of losing their incomes,” External link

agriland Thursday, February 11, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “It seems as if Ireland is in a race to close indigenous industries in order to be viewed as the golden student; but in doing so, we are leaving ourselves extremely vulnerable and dependent on others,” External link

agriland Thursday, February 11, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice noted : “The majority of farmers find it extremely difficult to make sense of the nitrate statements sent out to them, as well as the fact that the statements available [online] are only updated monthly,” External link

agriland Thursday, January 28, 2021 10:08:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice added : “Issues around the sale of wet timber were also addressed at the meeting with the minister and his officials and advisors. It was outlined that in some instances timber is cut and burned far too quickly – reducing the time it has for moisture levels to drop if it is not kiln dried,” External link

agriland Friday, January 15, 2021 5:34:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice added : “I will continue to monitor each step the department makes as part of this upcoming consultation, but I will not rush into making statements until clarity is received on a particular point,” External link

agriland Friday, January 15, 2021 5:34:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “Alternative solutions must be found to allow essential business to continue while still being mindful of Covid-19,” External link

agriland Monday, January 11, 2021 7:07:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “These are people who may be depending on carers or family members to offer them support so they can remain living at home. They must also be afforded the opportunity to avail of the vaccine at the earliest possible convenience,” External link

agriland Tuesday, January 5, 2021 8:36:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice says : “shows that the Joint Oireachtas Agriculture Committee was misled – at best – when the minister and senior department officials were last before the committee” External link

agriland Thursday, December 3, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “I look forward to seeing the update for the committee from Minister Hackett this week, but the fact of the matter is that she – along with senior department officials – may need to be called back before the committee,” External link

agriland Thursday, December 3, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice remarked : “A common sense approach could avoid any potential problems arising down the line,” External link

agriland Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “This is an opportunity to rid ourselves of this invasive species once and for all,” External link

agriland Thursday, November 19, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice warned : “Small farmers won’t be able to afford what’s coming down the road,” External link

agriland Friday, November 13, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “Otherwise, the livelihoods of farmers will take a nosedive. A common sense approach needs to be taken to address this matter,” External link

longfordleader Friday, October 30, 2020 2:24:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “Otherwise, the livelihoods of farmers will take a nosedive. A common sense approach needs to be taken to address this matter,” External link

leitrimobserver Monday, October 26, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “Otherwise, the livelihoods of farmers will take a nosedive. A common sense approach needs to be taken to address this matter,” External link

leinsterexpress Monday, October 26, 2020 2:37:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “Otherwise, the livelihoods of farmers will take a nosedive. A common sense approach needs to be taken to address this matter,” External link

longfordleader Monday, October 26, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “Given the time of year, farmers have to market their livestock. This is an exceptionally busy time for farmers and marts, particularly when it comes to weanling sales,” External link

thejournal Saturday, October 24, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “Today has shown that the concerns around the state of rural broadband and the potential for disaster when it comes to 100% online bidding were well founded,” “The Minister for Agriculture needs to step up to the mark and fight to allow buyers to remain around the ring once strict regulations are followed,” External link

thejournal Saturday, October 24, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “Otherwise, the livelihoods of farmers will take a nosedive. A common sense approach needs to be taken to address this matter,” External link

thejournal Saturday, October 24, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “Otherwise, the livelihoods of farmers will take a nosedive. A common sense approach needs to be taken to address this matter,” External link

agriland Saturday, October 24, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “In fairness, over the past few months, all the marts have run the show online but also ensured that people on site practised safe social distancing,” External link

agriland Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “It is imperative that timber is got to the mills as soon as possible, otherwise jobs will be lost,” External link

agriland Tuesday, September 29, 2020 3:26:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “These people have little or no options but to get in their car if they have to commute to work, due to the ,” External link

agriland Tuesday, September 29, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said ( about Charlie McConalogue ) : “Minister McConalogue must now work to repair the damage caused by these letters and bring all of the stakeholders together as soon as possible” External link

agriland Wednesday, September 9, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice claimed : “It appears as if recent decisions, particularly the move to issue TB letters to farmers last week, were rammed through by the department without sufficient consideration for their implications” External link

agriland Wednesday, September 9, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “There’s a crucial issue that has come out in the last few days,” External link

agriland Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice added : “in the coming days – not in the coming months” External link

agriland Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “Other pressing matters for the incoming minister include the new CAP, the roll over of GLAS and the introduction of a new environmental scheme,” External link

con-telegraph Wednesday, September 2, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “First of all, they are talking about a requirement for an extra 1,600 buses (nationally). Having spoken to people in the industry, it is very questionable whether they are even there at the moment,” External link

leitrimobserver Thursday, August 27, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “The bottom line is, if we don't have enough additional buses or drivers to facilitate the plan revealed by Minister Foley, how are kids going to get to school?” External link

leitrimobserver Thursday, August 27, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice argued : “It’s actually a joke to think that a Taoiseach, who is caught up with the Covid-19 situation in its entirety, would even have time to be involved in the agricultural sector,” External link

agriland Tuesday, August 25, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded ( about Eamon Ryan ) : “I believe the Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, needs to get involved in this situation as we cannot allow the number of students who avail of discretionary school transport to be reduced, or, for the number of bus routes to decrease because of last week’s decision,” External link

agriland Monday, August 24, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded ( about Micheal Martin ) : “The situation is untenable and Micheál Martin must show leadership straightaway,” External link

agriland Friday, August 21, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “One would have to wonder if there is a desire to block as many farmers as possible from the TAMS funding,” “Farmers should not lose out on TAMS funding due to delays in the planning procedure caused by emergency legislation brought in by public representatives” External link

agriland Thursday, August 13, 2020 2:50:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “One would have to wonder if there is a desire to block as many farmers as possible from the TAMS funding,” External link

agriland Thursday, August 6, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “Farmers have received rejection letters as they didn’t qualify under the ‘tick the box’ system the department has set up,” External link

agriland Thursday, August 6, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded ( about Dara Calleary ) : “Now is the time for Minister Calleary to stand by the farming community and deliver on this as one of his first duties,” External link

agriland Thursday, August 6, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “However, it is vital that the farming community along the Shannon callows are assisted in every way possible to harvest the fodder they require for their animals,” External link

agriland Thursday, August 6, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : "anyone who has a bull's iota about rural Ireland would know that in most pubs in rural Ireland during the week there might not be four or five people" External link

RTERadio Sunday, July 19, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice argued : “But remember one thing: For years, an imbalance has been in agriculture. The conglomerates, through previous governments, have been looked after year upon year,” External link

agriland Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice observed : “It is ironic that on the day when BNM makes this announcement, it also emerges that An Bord Pleanala has seemingly given permission for the Derryadd windfarm to proceed in Co. Longford,” External link

agriland Wednesday, June 17, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice pointed out : “Some of these environmentalists who are telling the people of Ireland what we need to do have allowed peat to be fully extracted in other countries,” External link

agriland Wednesday, June 17, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice warned : “no room for farmers to enter an environmental scheme – so on an economic level, these farmers would be disadvantaged by these measure” “Meanwhile, those who farm areas of drained peatland could be forced to raise the water table on these lands in order to be eligible for a BPS payment. This would have a massive impact for countless farmers, particularly those located in counties along the western seaboard and parts of the midlands,” External link

agriland Tuesday, June 16, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “We are losing jobs, we are losing exports out of this country and the timber merchants are in serious trouble,” External link

agriland Friday, May 22, 2020 4:48:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “We are losing jobs, we are losing exports out of this country and the timber merchants are in serious trouble,” External link

agriland Friday, May 22, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “I have been contacted by a number of forest owners who applied for felling licences, but who have been left frustrated by the level of indecision and lack of progress made on their applications,” External link

agriland Wednesday, May 20, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice pointed out ( about Michael Creed ) : “A number of public representatives logged on recently to discuss a variety of issues with the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, and his officials. We have to take advantage of this technology when it is not possible to meet in person,” External link

agriland Wednesday, May 6, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “There is no excuse not to hold a meeting of the Beef Market Taskforce via video link in the very near future” External link

agriland Wednesday, May 6, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded ( about An Bord Pleanala ) : “Today’s decision from An Bord Pleanala should be a catalyst for progress on a number of fronts for BnM, if the right decisions are made,” External link

longfordleader Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice argued : “BNM must now honour the recommendations from the ‘Just Transition’ report and treat its workers fairly. Seasonal workers have been abandoned by the company in recent weeks, with BNM not applying for the Government’s Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme to maintain links with these workers,” External link

agriland Wednesday, May 6, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “Even when you ask those advocating for it – in their own ideological world – how we are supposed to achieve that target? They are not able to detail how it can be achieved,” External link

agriland Tuesday, April 28, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “Agriculture, I believe, has been unfairly targeted when it comes to this green agenda and the sector has a significant role to play as we emerge into an era post Covid-19,” External link

agriland Tuesday, April 28, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : "If the inclusion of the Green Party is going to decimate Irish agriculture and the main parties decide to sell us out for the sake of power or jobs, then we in rural Ireland will have to rally together to oppose this venomously" External link

independent-ie Tuesday, April 28, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “Many families depend on these jobs to put food on the table. It would be shameful if BNM decided to pull the rug out from under them during this pandemic,” External link

agriland Tuesday, April 21, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : "It would be clear that they, Fine Gael want a third party involved, they said the Taoiseach had said that he wants another party, and they're meeting the other party leaders in the coming days, and we're going to meet again," External link

irishexaminer Monday, April 20, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice added : “more bluster and spin from the ESB” External link

agriland Friday, April 17, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “Given the cutting of turf is a seasonal activity, a delay now would have implications further down the line and people may be left with out a source of fuel for next winter. It was recently announced that Bord na Mona workers would be classed as essential, and rightly so. They can now continue their work once specific protocols were followed. The essential work carried out by domestic turf cutters and contractors is much less intensive – and the fact that their work can now go ahead unhindered is a relief for many people” External link

westernpeople Sunday, April 5, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

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

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



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Michael Fitzmaurice said : “Pay in the department seems to be gone up 11% and administration non-pay is down 4%; could you give us a breakdown on that?” External link

agriland Wednesday, March 31, 2021 12:25:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “One would have to wonder has the government side-lined the Just Transition Commissioner – because we rarely get to hear what he is working on” External link

agriland Thursday, March 25, 2021 12:54:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice claimed : “As it stands, BNM is trying to drop the hatchet on up to 4,000 households who have traditionally taken plots of turf on BNM bogs around the country,” External link

agriland Thursday, March 25, 2021 12:54:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice added : “That’s the big fear among farmers, and it is not scaremongering, it is reality,” External link

agriland Wednesday, March 24, 2021 3:24:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice claimed ( about Climate Action ) : “Under this new Climate Action Bill, we are putting ourselves in real danger of getting rid of jobs and turning the lights out,” External link

agriland Tuesday, March 23, 2021 10:54:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “If the Irish people accept this, then large swathes of the country will be turned into theme parks. I would urge all in opposition to row against this fantasy bill,” External link

agriland Tuesday, March 23, 2021 10:54:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice claimed : “I am led to believe that they are leading with the statistic that seven out of 10 people won’t be affected, as a result of having turbary rights. But the reality of the situation is that this has nothing got to do with it,” External link

agriland Thursday, March 18, 2021 11:50:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice remarked ( about Kildare North ) : “People across parts of Roscommon, Longford, Westmeath, Offaly, Tipperary, Laois, Kildare and Meath will feel the brunt of this decision. The government must be willing to step in and prevent ordinary people from being left without fuel for their fire,” External link

agriland Thursday, March 18, 2021 11:50:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “To announce these closures in the midst of a lockdown heaps further anxiety on the most vulnerable in our society, who prefer interacting with a human to complete their transactions rather than a machine,” External link

agriland Monday, March 1, 2021 5:04:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “If a postmaster or postmistress retires or passes away, the community shouldn’t have to live in fear that they will lose yet another service,” External link

agriland Monday, March 1, 2021 5:04:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “the least this government could do” External link

agriland Wednesday, February 24, 2021 9:06:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “Above all, this government needs to understand that – for rural Ireland in particular – appeals to hold firm are no longer enough” External link

agriland Wednesday, February 24, 2021 9:06:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : "It is as well to tell the minister straight out that there is speculation that some of the retail operators have told the factories to pull back to three days a week because there will be a shortage of cattle later – and the longer they hold back to three days a week, the more of an opportunity there will be to flood the market. " External link

independent-ie Wednesday, February 24, 2021 10:56:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice indicated : “They noted that they are liaising with various farm organisations and community groups to allay any fears out there in relation to the rehabilitation project. With a designated community liaison officer, BNM are willing to openly engage with anyone who wishes to raise a question or concern,” External link

agriland Monday, February 22, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “The price of beef has plummeted all of a sudden. "It is as well to tell the minister straight out that there is speculation that some of the retail operators have told the factories to pull back to three days a week because there will be a shortage of cattle later –and the longer they hold back to three days a week, the more of an opportunity there will be to flood the market. "This needs investigating but the taskforce is not sitting. Will the minister get the chairman of the taskforce to sit at least once a month? Farmers only hear what happens a month after the task force meets and they need to be able to see what happens live. That is important,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “I think over the last couple of months, the government has lost control, and the Department of Education has lost control. It has been stop-start,” External link

thejournal Sunday, February 14, 2021 5:34:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “Hands off the west of Ireland” External link

agriland Friday, February 12, 2021 6:29:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “It is because of this directive that licensed merchants, who have a QQI qualification, are fearful of losing their incomes,” External link

agriland Thursday, February 11, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “It seems as if Ireland is in a race to close indigenous industries in order to be viewed as the golden student; but in doing so, we are leaving ourselves extremely vulnerable and dependent on others,” External link

agriland Thursday, February 11, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice noted : “The majority of farmers find it extremely difficult to make sense of the nitrate statements sent out to them, as well as the fact that the statements available [online] are only updated monthly,” External link

agriland Thursday, January 28, 2021 10:08:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice added : “Issues around the sale of wet timber were also addressed at the meeting with the minister and his officials and advisors. It was outlined that in some instances timber is cut and burned far too quickly – reducing the time it has for moisture levels to drop if it is not kiln dried,” External link

agriland Friday, January 15, 2021 5:34:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice added : “I will continue to monitor each step the department makes as part of this upcoming consultation, but I will not rush into making statements until clarity is received on a particular point,” External link

agriland Friday, January 15, 2021 5:34:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “Alternative solutions must be found to allow essential business to continue while still being mindful of Covid-19,” External link

agriland Monday, January 11, 2021 7:07:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “These are people who may be depending on carers or family members to offer them support so they can remain living at home. They must also be afforded the opportunity to avail of the vaccine at the earliest possible convenience,” External link

agriland Tuesday, January 5, 2021 8:36:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice says : “shows that the Joint Oireachtas Agriculture Committee was misled – at best – when the minister and senior department officials were last before the committee” External link

agriland Thursday, December 3, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “I look forward to seeing the update for the committee from Minister Hackett this week, but the fact of the matter is that she – along with senior department officials – may need to be called back before the committee,” External link

agriland Thursday, December 3, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice remarked : “A common sense approach could avoid any potential problems arising down the line,” External link

agriland Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “This is an opportunity to rid ourselves of this invasive species once and for all,” External link

agriland Thursday, November 19, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice warned : “Small farmers won’t be able to afford what’s coming down the road,” External link

agriland Friday, November 13, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “Otherwise, the livelihoods of farmers will take a nosedive. A common sense approach needs to be taken to address this matter,” External link

longfordleader Friday, October 30, 2020 2:24:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “Otherwise, the livelihoods of farmers will take a nosedive. A common sense approach needs to be taken to address this matter,” External link

leitrimobserver Monday, October 26, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “Otherwise, the livelihoods of farmers will take a nosedive. A common sense approach needs to be taken to address this matter,” External link

leinsterexpress Monday, October 26, 2020 2:37:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “Otherwise, the livelihoods of farmers will take a nosedive. A common sense approach needs to be taken to address this matter,” External link

longfordleader Monday, October 26, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “Given the time of year, farmers have to market their livestock. This is an exceptionally busy time for farmers and marts, particularly when it comes to weanling sales,” External link

thejournal Saturday, October 24, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “Today has shown that the concerns around the state of rural broadband and the potential for disaster when it comes to 100% online bidding were well founded,” “The Minister for Agriculture needs to step up to the mark and fight to allow buyers to remain around the ring once strict regulations are followed,” External link

thejournal Saturday, October 24, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “Otherwise, the livelihoods of farmers will take a nosedive. A common sense approach needs to be taken to address this matter,” External link

thejournal Saturday, October 24, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “Otherwise, the livelihoods of farmers will take a nosedive. A common sense approach needs to be taken to address this matter,” External link

agriland Saturday, October 24, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “In fairness, over the past few months, all the marts have run the show online but also ensured that people on site practised safe social distancing,” External link

agriland Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “It is imperative that timber is got to the mills as soon as possible, otherwise jobs will be lost,” External link

agriland Tuesday, September 29, 2020 3:26:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “These people have little or no options but to get in their car if they have to commute to work, due to the ,” External link

agriland Tuesday, September 29, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said ( about Charlie McConalogue ) : “Minister McConalogue must now work to repair the damage caused by these letters and bring all of the stakeholders together as soon as possible” External link

agriland Wednesday, September 9, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice claimed : “It appears as if recent decisions, particularly the move to issue TB letters to farmers last week, were rammed through by the department without sufficient consideration for their implications” External link

agriland Wednesday, September 9, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “There’s a crucial issue that has come out in the last few days,” External link

agriland Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice added : “in the coming days – not in the coming months” External link

agriland Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “Other pressing matters for the incoming minister include the new CAP, the roll over of GLAS and the introduction of a new environmental scheme,” External link

con-telegraph Wednesday, September 2, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “First of all, they are talking about a requirement for an extra 1,600 buses (nationally). Having spoken to people in the industry, it is very questionable whether they are even there at the moment,” External link

leitrimobserver Thursday, August 27, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “The bottom line is, if we don't have enough additional buses or drivers to facilitate the plan revealed by Minister Foley, how are kids going to get to school?” External link

leitrimobserver Thursday, August 27, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice argued : “It’s actually a joke to think that a Taoiseach, who is caught up with the Covid-19 situation in its entirety, would even have time to be involved in the agricultural sector,” External link

agriland Tuesday, August 25, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded ( about Eamon Ryan ) : “I believe the Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, needs to get involved in this situation as we cannot allow the number of students who avail of discretionary school transport to be reduced, or, for the number of bus routes to decrease because of last week’s decision,” External link

agriland Monday, August 24, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded ( about Micheal Martin ) : “The situation is untenable and Micheál Martin must show leadership straightaway,” External link

agriland Friday, August 21, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “One would have to wonder if there is a desire to block as many farmers as possible from the TAMS funding,” “Farmers should not lose out on TAMS funding due to delays in the planning procedure caused by emergency legislation brought in by public representatives” External link

agriland Thursday, August 13, 2020 2:50:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “One would have to wonder if there is a desire to block as many farmers as possible from the TAMS funding,” External link

agriland Thursday, August 6, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “Farmers have received rejection letters as they didn’t qualify under the ‘tick the box’ system the department has set up,” External link

agriland Thursday, August 6, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded ( about Dara Calleary ) : “Now is the time for Minister Calleary to stand by the farming community and deliver on this as one of his first duties,” External link

agriland Thursday, August 6, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “However, it is vital that the farming community along the Shannon callows are assisted in every way possible to harvest the fodder they require for their animals,” External link

agriland Thursday, August 6, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : "anyone who has a bull's iota about rural Ireland would know that in most pubs in rural Ireland during the week there might not be four or five people" External link

RTERadio Sunday, July 19, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice argued : “But remember one thing: For years, an imbalance has been in agriculture. The conglomerates, through previous governments, have been looked after year upon year,” External link

agriland Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice observed : “It is ironic that on the day when BNM makes this announcement, it also emerges that An Bord Pleanala has seemingly given permission for the Derryadd windfarm to proceed in Co. Longford,” External link

agriland Wednesday, June 17, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice pointed out : “Some of these environmentalists who are telling the people of Ireland what we need to do have allowed peat to be fully extracted in other countries,” External link

agriland Wednesday, June 17, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice warned : “no room for farmers to enter an environmental scheme – so on an economic level, these farmers would be disadvantaged by these measure” “Meanwhile, those who farm areas of drained peatland could be forced to raise the water table on these lands in order to be eligible for a BPS payment. This would have a massive impact for countless farmers, particularly those located in counties along the western seaboard and parts of the midlands,” External link

agriland Tuesday, June 16, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “We are losing jobs, we are losing exports out of this country and the timber merchants are in serious trouble,” External link

agriland Friday, May 22, 2020 4:48:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “We are losing jobs, we are losing exports out of this country and the timber merchants are in serious trouble,” External link

agriland Friday, May 22, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “I have been contacted by a number of forest owners who applied for felling licences, but who have been left frustrated by the level of indecision and lack of progress made on their applications,” External link

agriland Wednesday, May 20, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice pointed out ( about Michael Creed ) : “A number of public representatives logged on recently to discuss a variety of issues with the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, and his officials. We have to take advantage of this technology when it is not possible to meet in person,” External link

agriland Wednesday, May 6, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “There is no excuse not to hold a meeting of the Beef Market Taskforce via video link in the very near future” External link

agriland Wednesday, May 6, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded ( about An Bord Pleanala ) : “Today’s decision from An Bord Pleanala should be a catalyst for progress on a number of fronts for BnM, if the right decisions are made,” External link

longfordleader Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice argued : “BNM must now honour the recommendations from the ‘Just Transition’ report and treat its workers fairly. Seasonal workers have been abandoned by the company in recent weeks, with BNM not applying for the Government’s Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme to maintain links with these workers,” External link

agriland Wednesday, May 6, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “Even when you ask those advocating for it – in their own ideological world – how we are supposed to achieve that target? They are not able to detail how it can be achieved,” External link

agriland Tuesday, April 28, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “Agriculture, I believe, has been unfairly targeted when it comes to this green agenda and the sector has a significant role to play as we emerge into an era post Covid-19,” External link

agriland Tuesday, April 28, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : "If the inclusion of the Green Party is going to decimate Irish agriculture and the main parties decide to sell us out for the sake of power or jobs, then we in rural Ireland will have to rally together to oppose this venomously" External link

independent-ie Tuesday, April 28, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice concluded : “Many families depend on these jobs to put food on the table. It would be shameful if BNM decided to pull the rug out from under them during this pandemic,” External link

agriland Tuesday, April 21, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : "It would be clear that they, Fine Gael want a third party involved, they said the Taoiseach had said that he wants another party, and they're meeting the other party leaders in the coming days, and we're going to meet again," External link

irishexaminer Monday, April 20, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice added : “more bluster and spin from the ESB” External link

agriland Friday, April 17, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Fitzmaurice said : “Given the cutting of turf is a seasonal activity, a delay now would have implications further down the line and people may be left with out a source of fuel for next winter. It was recently announced that Bord na Mona workers would be classed as essential, and rightly so. They can now continue their work once specific protocols were followed. The essential work carried out by domestic turf cutters and contractors is much less intensive – and the fact that their work can now go ahead unhindered is a relief for many people” External link

westernpeople Sunday, April 5, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

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

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



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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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