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Councillors unhappy about the online publication of farmers’ CAP payments

A number of county councillors have expressed unhappiness about a new policy whereby the details of farmers’ grants from Europe are being published online. This follows new EU regulations, which required details of all payments made to Common Agriculture Policy beneficiaries in 2014 to be published by member states. Some €1.8 billion was paid to 130,000 farmers and rural enterprises nationwide under CAP schemes last year.

Councillors unhappy about the publication of farmers' CAP payments

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A number of county councillors have expressed unhappiness about a new policy whereby the details of farmers' grants from Europe are being published online. This follows new EU regulations, which required details of all payments made to Common Agriculture Policy beneficiaries in 2014 to be published by member states. Some €1.8 billion was paid to 130,000 farmers and rural enterprises nationwide under CAP schemes last year.

Connaughton demands confusion over land eligibility be addressed

Confusion over land eligibility ahead of the closing date for the first year of the Basic Payment Scheme is a problem which “must be addressed immediately”.

Farmers granted access to National Reserve entitlements

Farmers who established holdings between 2008 and 2010, but who did not benefit from Installation Aid after it was discontinued, can now access National Reserve entitlements.

Galway Bay salmon farm halted as EU concerned by ‘Fundamental errors’ in scientific data

A public enquiry could result from allegations of flawed and suppressed information regarding controversial proposal to construct a massive salmon farm in Galway Bay.

Ó Cuív calls for early payment of DAS to farmers

There is no specific payment date for the Disadvantage Area Scheme and therefore no reason payments cannot start being made to farmers in early September.

Ó Cuív demands additional resources to address fodder crisis

Despite fodder being transported into Ireland from Britain and France, the fodder transport scheme must be extended for as long as it is required as the crisis continues to hit farmers hard.

Pay farmers their AEOS money demands Connaughton

Farmers with minor AEOS penalties have been “left in limbo” for weeks and are being “continuously fobbed off” with excuses as to why they are not receiving their money.

Ó Cuív demands investigation into horse meat controversy

Only an independent investigation into the horse meat controversy will “reassure customers” and “restore confidence” in Irish meat processing nationally and internationally.

Public needs reassurance over burgers says Ó Cuív

The public needs reassurance that traces of horse DNA found in burgers from two meat processing plants is not a widespread practice in the industry.

 

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