Minister Foley Welcomes over €1.6 Million in Funding for Kerry Sheep Farmers

Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley welcomed payments of €1,667,125 under the Sheep Welfare Scheme to Kerry farmers.

Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley has welcomed payments of €1,667,125 to 1,535 Kerry farmers under the Sheep Welfare Scheme.

The rollout of the balancing payments brings the total paid under year five of the Sheep Welfare Scheme to over €16m to some 18,000 farmers.

The scheme is co-funded by the European Union as part of Ireland’s Rural Development Programme.

“I welcome this funding which will provide a significant and timely financial boost to farmers within the sheep sector and the wider rural economy in Kerry,” said Minister Foley.

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