Single Farm Payment

Department yet to decide if it will appeal High Court judgement on farm inspection

Department yet to decide if it will appeal High Court judgement on farm inspection

The Department of Agriculture has yet to decide whether it will appeal a recent High Court judgement which saw a farmer...

August 25, 2016

Details of EU payments to farmers to be published within weeks

Details of EU payments to farmers to be published within weeks

Despite the introduction of the new Basic Payment Scheme last year the Department of Agriculture is again obliged to publish...

April 8, 2016

Over 10,000 farmers appeal LPIS fines with Department of Agriculture

Over 10,000 farmers appeal LPIS fines with Department of Agriculture

To date, some 10,932 appeals from farmers have been received by the Department of Agriculture, of which 9,927 applications have...

September 28, 2015

Publication of farm payments should be applied to all sectors

Publication of farm payments should be applied to all sectors

The publication of farm payments to farmers across Europe, including Ireland last Saturday, caused a storm in a teacup that...

June 2, 2015

EU farm payments to Irish farmers revealed by Department

EU farm payments to Irish farmers revealed by Department

EU farm payments made in Ireland have been published by the Department of Agriculture this morning. The move, which shows details...

May 30, 2015

Over 7,000 Single Farm Payment over-claims in 2014

Over 7,000 Single Farm Payment over-claims in 2014

Over 7,000 farmers had penalties imposed on their Single Farm Payments in 2014 due to over-claims, according to latest figures...

May 28, 2015

Only 2% of 2014 farm payment penalty appeals fully successful

Only 2% of 2014 farm payment penalty appeals fully successful

Only 2% of 2014 Single Farm Payment penalty appeals were fully successful last year, according to figures released by the...

April 20, 2015

10,000 farmers hit with penalties in 2014

10,000 farmers hit with penalties in 2014

Single Farm Payments and Disadvantage Area Scheme payments of almost 10,000 farmers were hit by penalties last year. The Department...

March 26, 2015

‘June 15 extension for CAP schemes still not enough time for farmers’

‘June 15 extension for CAP schemes still not enough time for farmers’

The application period closing dates for the new Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 CAP support schemes should have been put...

March 21, 2015

Spreading entitlements on owned land a better option than renting – ICSA

Spreading entitlements on owned land a better option than renting – ICSA

The option of spreading single payment entitlements on owned land will, in many cases, save farmers money, even if convergence...

March 21, 2015

Poll: Should farmers’ Single Farm Payment details be published?

Poll: Should farmers’ Single Farm Payment details be published?

The Department of Agriculture have taken the decision to publish details of 130,000 farmers and rural enterprises €1.8bn in Single Farm Payments in...

March 4, 2015

‘Difficult year’ sees payments make up 87% farm incomes in Northern Ireland

‘Difficult year’ sees payments make up 87% farm incomes in Northern Ireland

Following the ‘difficult year’ experienced by farmers across all sectors in 2014, the Single Farm Payment continues to play a vital...

February 2, 2015

Pillar 1 support application numbers to fall dramatically in Northern Ireland

Pillar 1 support application numbers to fall dramatically in Northern Ireland

The number of Single Payment applications received by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) in Northern Ireland may well fall...

January 13, 2015

Over 7000 farmers await €40m in farm payments

Over 7000 farmers await €40m in farm payments

The Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said that over 7,000 farmers are still awaiting payments of €40m from the...

December 19, 2014

Unspent CAP monies to return to farmers early 2015

Unspent CAP monies to return to farmers early 2015

The Department of Agriculture is now putting procedures in place to re-imburse farmers €27.1 million in CAP monies early 2015....

December 4, 2014

Over 10,000 farmers appeal land eligibility fines

Over 10,000 farmers appeal land eligibility fines

To date, some 10,728 appeals farmers have appealed land eligibility fines from their Single Farm Payments. Of the 10,728 appeals...

December 4, 2014

Balance of Single Farm Payment to be paid next week

Balance of Single Farm Payment to be paid next week

The Department of Agriculture has confirmed that the balancing payments under the 2014 Single Farm Payment scheme will commence next...

November 26, 2014

Farmers warned over 2015 Basic Payment Scheme application

Farmers warned over 2015 Basic Payment Scheme application

In 2015, all farmers will be strongly urged to ensure that all of the land that they Basic Payment Scheme...

November 24, 2014