05 May 2011
IFA CALLS FOR PAYMENT OF OUTSTANDING MONIES UNDER THE SHEEP GRASSLAND SCHEMESheep
IFA National Sheep Committee Chairman James Murphy has called for the immediate payout of the €10/ewe sheep grassland payment to the 2000 sheep farmers still awaiting their 2010 payments.
James Murphy said it is totally unacceptable that 2000 sheep farmers have still not been paid under the scheme. He said “the payment relates to money owed since 2010. Payments were meant to be made in December 2010 but were delayed until February, when over 26,000 farmers were paid. It is now May and 2000 producers are still awaiting payment.”
James Murphy called on the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, to release the hold up on payments immediately to these 2000 sheep farmers.