Payments under the direct aid package for the dairy and pig sectors are now issuing to farmers.
These payments are made under the package agreed at EU level in September 2015, which allocated €13.7m for Ireland. The Government subsequently matched this funding to provide an overall aid package of €27.4m.
In the pig sector, payments of €3,300 are issuing to each of almost 300 approved applicants.
In the dairy sector, payments are a €1,000 top-up to almost 1,500 young farmers in addition to the payments to over 17,600 farmers made in December.