Basic Payment Scheme

Get Your BPS Application in by May 15th Deadline

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With two weeks left to the May 15th Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) deadline, IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy is urging farmers to make sure they get their applications in as soon as possible. More than 70,600 farmers have so far submitted a 2018 BPS application.

Richard Kennedy said penalties are applied where applications are received late so it is important that farmers allow enough time to complete the application accurately and make sure it is submitted on time.

This is the first year that all BPS applications must be made online. Online applications benefit from pre-checking, instant confirmation of receipt of application, reduced application errors, payment on time within deadlines and linkages to other schemes.

The Department of Agriculture is running a range of one-to-one clinics to help farmers make online applications, including newly announced dates (below).

Farmers can contact the Department of Agriculture in relation to BPS applications by calling 076 1064424 in relation to queries on registering for or 076 1064420 in relation to queries on actually completing the BPS application once registered on or to enquire about the one-to-one clinics.

Dates and venues of Department of Agriculture one-to-one clinics

Date 9am – 12.30 pm 4pm – 7.30pm
Tuesday 1 May Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine,


Co. Leitrim

Mullingar Park Hotel,

Dublin Road,

Marlinstown Bog,


Co. Westmeath

Wednesday 2 May Listowel Arms Hotel,

The Square,


Co. Kerry

Treacy’s West County Hotel,

Limerick Road,

Clonrad More,


Co. Clare

Thursday 3 May County Arms Hotel,



Co. Offaly

Horse and Jockey Hotel,



Co. Tipperary

Tuesday 8 May Oranmore Lodge Hotel,

Carrowmoneash, Oranmore,

Co. Galway

9 am – 3 pm
Wednesday 9 May Great National South Court Hotel

Raheen Roundabout,
Raheen, Limerick.

9 am – 3 pm
Thursday 10 May Longford Arms Hotel,

25 Main Street,


9 am – 3 pm
Friday 10 May McWilliam Park Hotel,

Kilcoman Road,

Claremorris Co. Mayo

9 am – 3 pm



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