Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Questions (155)

Pat Breen

Question:

155. Deputy Pat Breen asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht when payment of bog compensation will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Clare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15507/14]

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Written answers (Question to Arts)

An application for compensation under the cessation of turf cutting compensation scheme has been received by my Department from the individual referred to in the Deputy's Question. A payment of €1,500 in respect of Year 1 of 15 (2011) and a payment of €1,500 in respect of Year 2 of 15 (2012) had been made to this applicant. Following the receipt by my Department of outstanding documents in relation to the application, I am advised that a payment of €1,518 in respect of Year 3 of 15 (2013) has recently been made to the applicant.