2014 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments Underway

Payments under the 2014 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme have started today as planned, The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney has said.

"I am particularly pleased to see that these payments, worth some €149 million, are issuing on target, particularly given the significance of Direct Aid payments to individual farmers and the wider rural community," the Minister said.

The Minister confirmed payments will continue to be issued as individual cases are confirmed eligible for payment. "I expect in the region of 71,500 eligible farmers will receive their payments in the coming days, although it will in reality take at least one week to issue such a large volume of payments."


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