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Social Welfare Schemes

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 14 December 2021

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Questions (425)

Matt Carthy

Question:

425. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of dairy farmers in receipt of farm assist by county; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [61909/21]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

Farm Assist is a means-tested payment for low-income farmers under the Jobseeker's Allowance Scheme. Recipient details by county are set out in the table below. I am advised that my Department does not hold information of the type of farming recipients engage in; accordingly the below refers to all recipients of Farm Assist.

County

Farm Assist recipients

Carlow

37

Cavan

178

Clare

211

Cork

347

Donegal

908

Dublin

16

Galway

465

Kerry

423

Kildare

17

Kilkenny

54

Laois

42

Leitrim

202

Limerick

88

Longford

103

Louth

48

Mayo

805

Meath

36

Monaghan

239

Offaly

47

Roscommon

167

Sligo

127

Tipperary

163

Waterford

39

Westmeath

62

Wexford

111

Wicklow

27

Total

4,962

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