IFA Deputy President Tim O’ Leary said farmers should make their Basic Payment application online in order to benefit from the many advantages in terms of early processing, reduced errors and payment on time within the deadlines set down in the Charter of Farmers Rights.
At a meeting of the Charter of Rights Monitoring Committee in Portlaoise today, IFA Deputy President Tim O Leary told the Department of Agriculture that the ongoing payment delays for about 2,500 farmers are unacceptable and causing severe financial hardship for the farmers involved.
IFA Deputy President Tim O’Leary has called on Minister Coveney to immediately make payments to the remaining farmers who are due their Basic Payment. He said that the Minister’s recent comments that these remaining payments will only be sorted out over a two-to-three week period will be of concern to farmers experiencing extreme financial difficulties as a result of delays.
19 11 2015
IFA Deputy President Tim O’Leary has said that the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney must intervene to ensure that the progress on payments is stepped up as there are still almost 10,000 farmers due a Basic Payment advance.
12 11 2015
IFA Deputy President Tim O’Leary has expressed concern that the Department of Agriculture has changed the rules governing the educational requirements for the Young Farmer Top Up payment and the National Reserve.