Thursday, 13 December 2012

Questions (43)

Michael Moynihan

Question:

43. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of applications received under the disadvantaged areas scheme in 2012; the number paid to date; the number of applications rejected and the number yet to be decided broken down by county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [55977/12]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Payments under the 2012 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme commenced, on target, on 26 September and, to date, payments worth in excess of €193 million have issued to 87,322 farmers. Payments continue to issue twice weekly, as individual cases are confirmed eligible.

Nationally, 127 applications were subject to 100% penalty, as each was received after the final date for receipt of applications. The governing EU regulations require that a 1% cumulative penalty be applied for each working day a given application is received late, with a 100% penalty to be applied where the application is received more than 25 days late. The 127 cases in question were not covered by Force Majeure/exceptional circumstance provisions.

The details requested are set out in the table. However, with appeals ongoing and payments being made twice weekly, in order to maximise payments by year end, the picture continues to evolve.

County

Number of applicants

Number paid

Amount paid

Carlow

748

691

€1,428,514.60

Cavan

4,845

4,353

€9,569,689.89

Clare

6,137

5,496

€13,402,026.99

Cork

7,126

6,320

€14,591,581.04

Donegal

8,366

6,968

€16,185,426.87

Dublin

133

112

€238,988.96

Galway

12,191

10,356

€22,587,535.97

Kerry

7,719

6,631

€16,532,763.59

Kildare

517

454

€804,459.51

Kilkenny

1,766

1,596

€3,360,736.92

Laois

1,713

1,540

€3,082,264.13

Leitrim

3,492

2,962

€6,749,060.31

Limerick

2,929

2,557

€5,131,039.16

Longford

2,389

2,096

€4,668,470.85

Louth

749

641

€1,081,359.69

Mayo

11,577

9,303

€19,896,599.44

Meath

1,322

1,205

€2,224,294.52

Monaghan

4,091

3,527

€7,166,891.49

Offaly

2,395

2,067

€4,172,431.08

Roscommon

5,746

4,928

€11,081,818.96

Sligo

4,039

3,317

€7,369,437.05

Tipperary

4,531

3,962

€8,550,527.04

Waterford

1,433

1,263

€2,604,936.77

Westmeath

2,641

2,283

€4,699,570.11

Wexford

1,425

1,226

€2,254,139.81

Wicklow

1,732

1,468

€3,593,926.04

TOTALS

101,752

87,322

€193,028,490.79