Thursday, 13 June 2019

Questions (170)

Michael Fitzmaurice


170. Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason a number of GLAS payments (details supplied) are being held up, with his officials citing problems with information technology systems as the reason behind the delays; if the system is adequate; when payments will be issued; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24677/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The person named was approved into GLAS 2 and has received payments for scheme years 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Following an inspection, the Planting a Grove of Native Trees action was found to be ineligible on the application. However, this decision was subsequently the subject of a successful review. Department officials are currently working to reinstate the action and the payment for this action will be processed once this is complete.

GLAS payments continue to issue on a weekly basis.