Farm Assist

‘When was the last time you were on a farm?’- Burton criticised over farm assist changes

‘When was the last time you were on a farm?’- Burton criticised over farm assist changes

The Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton came in for some severe criticism in the Dail this week over recent...

November 18, 2015

No plans to change Farm Assist criteria – Burton

No plans to change Farm Assist criteria – Burton

There are no plans to change the current criteria for accessing Farm Sssist applications, according to the Minister for Social...

October 5, 2015

9,400 farmers will claim farm assist every week this year

9,400 farmers will claim farm assist every week this year

The Department of Social Protection has estimated that an average of 9,400 farmers per week will claim farm assist this...

June 29, 2015

Numbers claiming Farm Assist fall by 10%

Numbers claiming Farm Assist fall by 10%

The number of farmers who claimed Farm Assist in March fell by over 10% compared to the same month last...

April 21, 2015

Burton accused of ‘hounding’ farmers on Farm Assist by IFA

Burton accused of ‘hounding’ farmers on Farm Assist by IFA

IFA Rural Development Chairman Flor McCarthy has accused Minister Joan Burton of hounding farmers on Farm Assist with new and more rigorous...

March 14, 2015

Five farmers overpaid farm assist to the tune of €580,000

Five farmers overpaid farm assist to the tune of €580,000

In 2013, 377 overpayments were made on the Farm Assist scheme with a total value of €2.9 million, giving an...

September 29, 2014

Goverment to spend €91m Farm Assist payments in 2014

Goverment to spend €91m Farm Assist payments in 2014

According to the Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton this year the Department will spend approximately €91.6 million on the...

July 12, 2014

Number of farmers claiming Farm Assist falls

Number of farmers claiming Farm Assist falls

The number of farmers claiming Farm Assist dropped by 13% last year, according to Department of Agriculture, Food and the...

July 7, 2014

€99.5 million spent on farm assist scheme in 2013

€99.5 million spent on farm assist scheme in 2013

In total €99.5 million was spent by the government on the Farm Assist Scheme last year according to Minister for...

March 6, 2014