Thursday, 12 December 2019

Questions (294)

Charlie McConalogue

Question:

294. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of applications to the 2019 national reserve and young farmers scheme by county in tabular form; the number of approved and not approved applications, respectively; the number of applications not approved that were appealed; the number of advance and balancing payments that have issued to date; and the value by county. [52462/19]

View answer

Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The number of applications received under the 2019 National Reserve and the 2019 Young Farmers Scheme, by county, is set out in the following table:

2019 National Reserve applications

2019 Young Farmers Scheme applications

County

CARLOW

12

127

CAVAN

41

421

CLARE

43

424

CORK

103

1,183

DONEGAL

51

386

DUBLIN

2

44

GALWAY

96

918

KERRY

62

540

KILDARE

8

144

KILKENNY

22

346

LAOIS

14

304

LEITRIM

18

249

LIMERICK

58

418

LONGFORD

18

176

LOUTH

2

98

MAYO

74

842

MEATH

31

300

MONAGHAN

32

259

OFFALY

20

295

ROSCOMMON

33

389

SLIGO

38

250

TIPPERARY

48

579

WATERFORD

10

256

WESTMEATH

15

213

WEXFORD

31

389

WICKLOW

9

159

In addition to the figures in the table above, there are a small number of applications to the 2019 National Reserve and the 2019 Young Farmers Scheme which were submitted under temporary reference numbers (where an application for a herd number has been made but not finalised). Therefore, the figures in the table above may be subject to change.

To-date, 85% of 2019 National Reserve applications and over 94% of 2019 Young Farmers Scheme applications have been finalised. The applications that remain outstanding are cases where the Department is working with individual applicants where outstanding information is required to finally process the application or where the necessary administrative and on-farm checks are required to be completed.

To-date, just over 500 applications to the 2019 National Reserve have been approved, while some 250 have been unsuccessful or withdrawn. With regard to the 2019 Young Farmers Scheme, to-date some 8,250 applications have been successful while some 950 have been unsuccessful or withdrawn.

So far, the number of unsuccessful applicants under the 2019 National Reserve to submit an appeal is 48, while the number of unsuccessful applicants under the 2019 Young Farmers Scheme to submit an appeal is 95.

There is no advance payment made under the National Reserve or the Young Farmers Scheme. Payments in full under both schemes commence in early December to coincide with payment of Basic Payment Scheme balancing payment. The total value of payments to-date to successful applicants under the 2019 National Reserve and the 2019 Young Farmers Scheme, by county, are set out in the following table:

County

2019 National Reserve payments

2019 Young Farmers Scheme payments

CARLOW

€39,226.21

€222,243.22

CAVAN

€119,168.27

€714,080.35

CLARE

€82,051.32

€763,110.31

CORK

€206,033.89

€2,279,458.88

DONEGAL

€167,290.03

€717,554.14

DUBLIN

€5,371.69

€74,507.62

GALWAY

€211,673.21

€1,600,971.19

KERRY

€171,635.28

€1,037,740.67

KILDARE

€8,008.76

€282,580.85

KILKENNY

€26,264.04

€677,481.96

LAOIS

€46,859.77

€585,067.48

LEITRIM

€68,161.34

€410,458.73

LIMERICK

€95,778.42

€807,404.23

LONGFORD

€54,572.08

€265,485.85

LOUTH

€18,081.68

€183,575.52

MAYO

€182,060.80

€1,216,460.74

MEATH

€72,065.35

€514,498.64

MONAGHAN

€66,399.93

€367,506.12

OFFALY

€48,684.19

€565,074.10

ROSCOMMON

€102,765.50

€656,500.59

SLIGO

€77,449.50

€387,634.94

TIPPERARY

€79,543.86

€1,119,467.61

WATERFORD

€10,983.62

€508,284.17

WESTMEATH

€73,617.13

€385,243.79

WEXFORD

€37,747.10

€784,232.07

WICKLOW

€24,267.13

€300,241.17