Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Questions (484)

John McGuinness


484. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if payments relative to commonage in County Kilkenny will be paid to a person (details supplied). [5040/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The person named submitted an application under the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) on 2 May 2018. He declared the lands at Brandon Hill on his BPS application and has indicated (based on an affidavit) that he has grazing rights. An over claim has arisen in relation to this land and officials from my Department have been in touch with the person named regarding this over claim. It should be noted that payment has issued to the person named in relation to all his other eligible lands.

As this over claim involves a number of claimants and is a complex issue, my Department is currently reviewing the entire claim on Brandon Hill.