Fine Gael TD for Kerry, Brendan Griffin, has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney that €9,681,457.74 will be issued in Kerry under the 2015 Areas of Natural Constraints Scheme.
“The Department of Agriculture has started to issue €117 million in payments nationally and €9,681,457.74 here in Kerry under the 2015 Areas of Natural Constraints Scheme.
“These payments will provide a financial boost for the 4,165 farmers in Kerry who have been approved to receive this payment.
“The Minister also confirmed that payments will continue to issue as individual farmers’ cases are confirmed eligible for payment.
“It is also expected that 70% of the Basic Payment Scheme will be paid from 16th October with balancing payments issuing from 1st December. It is essential that we continue to support farmers in every way we can during the current challenging times.
“Fine Gael’s top priority is to secure the economic recovery. We have a clear plan to build a strong economy generating the resources to invest in the services that people depend on and part of this plan includes driving the agri-food sector forward.“