Thursday, 2 May 2013

Questions (207)

Éamon Ó Cuív


207. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the funding that is available for the purposes of providing agriculture handling facilities and agricultural sheds; if so, the process involved for applying for such funding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20992/13]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Grant-aid is available for the purchase of mobile handling equipment for the sheep sector under the TAMS Sheep Fencing/Mobile Handling Equipment Scheme. The grant-rate is 40 per cent and the maximum eligible investment ceiling is €25,000, i.e. a maximum grant of €10,000 per holding. The application forms and terms and conditions of the Scheme are available on my Department’s website. There is no grant-aid currently available from my Department for the construction of animal housing or sheds.