Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Questions (684)

Matt Carthy

Question:

684. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of farmers operating on commonages; and the number on areas of natural constraint by county in each of the years the years 2015 to 2019 and to date in 2020, in tabular form. [19204/20]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

My Department obtains information on the number of farmers operating on land such as commonage land and land eligible for schemes such as the Areas of Natural Constraints (ANC) scheme from the annual applications for participation in a number of schemes such as the Basic Payment Scheme and the ANC. The two tables provide information derived from those applications.

Table A: The number of farmers declaring commonage land in their Basic Payment Scheme application between the years 2015 - 2019.

County

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

CARLOW

172

174

175

175

175

171

CAVAN

135

139

145

147

150

148

CLARE

384

387

383

382

383

377

CORK

989

1,005

1,007

1,001

993

988

DONEGAL

2,724

2,732

2,741

2,733

2,743

2,710

DUBLIN

45

44

45

44

43

44

GALWAY

2,679

2,678

2,682

2,655

2,666

2,663

KERRY

1,921

1,923

1,923

1,939

1,947

1,923

KILDARE

58

59

60

60

61

60

KILKENNY

36

36

34

35

35

34

LAOIS

103

106

104

103

104

102

LEITRIM

484

490

497

496

493

488

LIMERICK

57

57

58

58

62

61

LONGFORD

62

62

60

59

58

58

LOUTH

168

167

168

166

119

117

MAYO

3,276

3,287

3,270

3,255

3,255

3,210

MEATH

13

12

12

12

11

12

MONAGHAN

3

3

3

3

4

4

OFFALY

43

41

39

39

40

39

ROSCOMMON

157

157

158

156

162

159

SLIGO

494

489

494

490

486

463

TIPPERARY

320

317

315

312

313

313

WATERFORD

179

180

178

176

178

179

WESTMEATH

25

25

26

26

22

23

WEXFORD

100

98

99

98

98

99

WICKLOW

344

342

337

337

335

338

 TOTAL

14,971

15,010

15,013

14,957

14,936

14,783

 Table B: The number of farmers with land eligible under the Areas of Natural Constraints Scheme who have applied for the scheme in each of the years from 2015 - 2019.

County

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

CARLOW

765

739

745

739

816

823

CAVAN

4,899

4,777

4,777

4,789

4,774

4,708

CLARE

6,155

5,988

6,030

6,030

5,979

5,938

CORK

7,170

6,995

7,044

7,100

7,670

7,617

DONEGAL

8,717

8,590

8,625

8,695

8,705

8,584

DUBLIN

152

152

157

160

161

162

GALWAY

12,149

11,910

11,912

11,988

11,905

11,742

KERRY

7,789

7,607

7,637

7,662

7,660

7,601

KILDARE

531

525

536

532

618

630

KILKENNY

1,789

1,735

1,733

1,737

1,881

1,864

LAOIS

1,738

1,690

1,694

1,691

1,775

1,751

LEITRIM

3,538

3,410

3,420

3,442

3,411

3,367

LIMERICK

2,979

2,885

2,914

2,939

4,464

4,477

LONGFORD

2,408

2,336

2,341

2,360

2,348

2,343

LOUTH

807

778

786

788

838

820

MAYO

11,670

11,399

11,394

11,408

11,363

11,166

MEATH

1,363

1,323

1,346

1,341

1,504

1,508

MONAGHAN

4,146

4,014

4,027

4,049

4,023

3,957

OFFALY

2,448

2,384

2,412

2,421

2,539

2,501

ROSCOMMON

5,808

5,604

5,635

5,625

5,594

5,561

SLIGO

4,076

3,939

3,958

3,950

3,916

3,872

TIPPERARY

4,571

4,433

4,445

4,480

4,868

4,820

WATERFORD

1,455

1,412

1,414

1,434

1,496

1,470

WESTMEATH

2,704

2,622

2,651

2,663

2,857

2,831

WEXFORD

1,514

1,484

1,501

1,510

1,579

1,565

WICKLOW

1,847

1,789

1,801

1,815

1,893

1,877

TOTAL

103,188

100,520

100,935

101,348

104,637

103,555