Thursday, 9 May 2019

Questions (121)

Kevin O'Keeffe

Question:

121. Deputy Kevin O'Keeffe asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason a group (details supplied) in County Cork was not successful in securing grant aid. [20176/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The tender referred to was submitted in respect of my Department's Call for Proposals, Forestry Promotion.

This call received a huge response with 40 applications submitted. A detailed, considered and robust evaluation of these applications was carried by an Evaluation Committee, and all were scored on the basis of criteria outlined to applicants at the outset. The standard of the 15 successful applications was very high and unfortunately many proposals, including the one mentioned by the Deputy, did not succeed on this occasion.

The group has been informed in writing of its marking in order to inform them of how they measured relative to the successful projects.