Farmers’ anger grows as Minister refuses to put fodder crisis funding in place

first_imgFianna Fáil Agriculture Spokesperson Charlie McConalogue has criticised Minister Creed for his continued refusal to put fodder crisis funding in place.The Inishowen TD says farmers are bitterly disappointed that the Minister failed to announce a fodder support scheme following today’s Fodder Action Group meeting.“Considering there was a €78 million underspend by the Department of Agriculture in 2017, there are ample funds available to directly support farmers with severe fodder shortages”, said Deputy McConalogue. “Supports should include funding for transport costs, to reimburse farmers who have had to pay to transport fodder to their farms, as well as a meal voucher scheme for affected farms.“A recent Teagasc survey revealed that 85% of farmers affected by fodder shortages in the north-west region alone have less than half of the fodder they need on average for the winter period. This is simply not sustainable.“Fianna Fáil will be raising this issue in the Dáil this week, and we will be demanding swift action from the government to address it”.Farmers’ anger grows as Minister refuses to put fodder crisis funding in place was last modified: January 16th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Charlie McConaloguedonegalfarmersfodderlast_img read more

Meet Neel Sethi, the only human in The Jungle Book

first_imgGiving us a 6-second peek into Mowgli’s world of wilderness, Disney released a teaser of its upcoming movie The Jungle Book earlier today. Based on the classic collection of stories by Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book stars an Indian-American, 10-year-old Neel Sethi, as Mowgli.Watch the full trailer here Neel was chosen among thousands of children who originally auditioned for the part of the little boy raised in a jungle by a pack of wolves. According to NBC News, the director of The Jungle Book, Jon Favreau of Iron Man fame, describes Neel as a charismatic and talented child, who has tremendous potential. The Jungle Book, which will see a 2016 release, has only Neel’s character in human form, with the other characters are animated. The animated characters will be voiced  by the likes of  Scarlett Johansson (Kaa), Idris Elba (Shere Khan), Bill Murray (Baloo), Ben Kingsley (Bagheera), Lupita Nyong (Raksha) and Christopher Walken (King Louie).Neel’s official Twitter account description reads: “There isn’t a sport I don’t love! I like to make everyone laugh. Mowgli in the Walt Disney Feature The Jungle Book,” and has a string of the young stars’ trysts with the biggies of Hollywood. See some of his tweets below:Chris Evans of Captain America Greenroom Selfies! #ChrisEvans #CaptainAmerica #CaptainAmericaCivilWar pic.twitter.com/dKGhQE3scZ Neel Sethi (@TheNeelSethi) August 19, 2015J.J Abrams, director of Star Wars-Force AwakensWhat an honor!!#jjabrams #StarWars #D23Expo2015 #JungleBook pic.twitter.com/yQP00qP5ON Neel Sethi (@TheNeelSethi) August 19, 2015Jake Miller of Whistle fameadvertisement Just met @jakemiller at planet Hollywood! He’s very cool and nice! Thanks @popstarmagazine ! pic.twitter.com/EVK2q9hbUh Neel Sethi (@TheNeelSethi) August 6, 2014last_img read more