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Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 29 June 2022

Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Questions (215)

Matt Carthy

Question:

215. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of participants in the sheep welfare scheme in 2021; the number of breeding ewes on which payment was made; the rate of payment, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34758/22]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

As set out in the terms and conditions of the Sheep Welfare Scheme, the rate of payment is set at €10 per eligible breeding ewe on completion by the participant of both of their selected scheme actions.  Payment is made up to the applicable reference number of animals determined for payment for the scheme year.

Where an applicant does not complete the actions selected, or does not maintain sufficient animals to meet the applicable reference number of animals, the terms and conditions of the scheme give details of penalties and reductions in payment to be applied. 

Please see the information requested below by the Deputy as regards the number of participants and breeding ewes on which payment was made for Year 5 of the scheme, broken down by county.

County

Number of paid participants 

Number of eligible breeding ewes

Amount paid

Carlow

376

51,766

€506,103.60

Cavan

362

29,932

€293,315.58

Clare

168

8,013

€77,084.02

Cork

869

88,101

€855,801.92

Donegal

3,182

233,754

€2,291,481.36

Dublin

95

12,551

€117,232.70

Galway

2,132

191,048

€1,877,129.08

Kerry

1,563

194,880

€1,920,245.37

Kildare

328

52,254

€507,327.80

Kilkenny

255

32,136

€318,721.80

Laois

197

19,724

€192,944.23

Leitrim

599

58,991

€580,929.50

Limerick

76

9,260

€91,183.30

Longford

184

15,078

€148,400.70

Louth

203

26,737

€262,825.30

Mayo

2,666

219,738

€2,143,188.74

Meath

483

70,962

€697,828.40

Monaghan

197

17,072

€159,806.53

Offaly

250

28,402

€280,637.57

Roscommon

884

82,560

€815,734.71

Sligo

784

69,331

€679,276.03

Tipperary

381

50,807

€488,844.70

Waterford

212

36,101

€356,930.28

Westmeath

355

35,854

€348,780.88

Wexford

494

60,237

€591,195.35

Wicklow

774

115,982

€1,141,889.50

Total

18,069

1,811,271

€17,744,838.95

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