Thursday, 30 May 2013

Questions (147)

John Deasy

Question:

147. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of persons by county in receipt of farm assist for each of the past five years. [26492/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The information requested by the Deputy is collated by my Department annually for inclusion in the Statistical Information on Social Welfare Services report which is laid before the Dáil when published and copies lodged in the Oireachtas library. Furthermore these reports are available to the public at www.welfare.ie/en/Pages/Annual-Statistical-Information-Reports.aspx. I include for the Deputy’s convenience a tabular statement detailing the number of persons in receipt of farm assist at 31 December in each of the years 2008 to 2012.

Farm Assist Recipients 2008 to 2012

County

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Carlow

56

70

102

95

84

Cavan

273

343

401

407

404

Clare

417

511

637

643

609

Cork

582

757

917

957

922

Donegal

1,053

1,219

1,389

1,491

1,534

Dublin

9

10

11

35

37

Galway

782

954

1,133

1,137

1,112

Kerry

547

640

742

819

818

Kildare

33

43

56

53

53

Kilkenny

112

135

173

154

146

Laois

75

96

149

177

158

Leitrim

209

260

331

377

394

Limerick

182

231

265

247

250

Longford

91

129

176

258

260

Louth

59

68

81

84

87

Mayo

1,401

1,550

1,684

1,869

1,813

Meath

57

74

90

82

93

Monaghan

386

440

516

545

504

Offaly

70

88

127

133

130

Roscommon

274

320

407

433

424

Sligo

354

409

478

315

310

Tipperary

181

262

350

402

404

Waterford

41

49

84

96

92

Westmeath

72

96

134

193

197

Wexford

129

163

202

255

248

Wicklow

51

55

79

76

79

Totals

7,496

8,972

10,714

11,333

11,162