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Grant Payments

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 28 June 2011

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Ceisteanna (392)

Sean Conlan


421 Deputy Seán Conlan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the reason a person (details supplied) in County Louth was refused a full single farm payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17206/11]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food)

An application under the Single Payment Scheme/Disadvantaged Areas Scheme was received from the person named on the 1st of May 2010. This application was selected for a Ground Eligibility inspection. During the course of this inspection discrepancies were uncovered with regard to a number of parcels and their eligibility for the schemes or whether the person named had a right to claim the parcels on his application form.

As a result of this decision the total area claimed of 111.94ha was reduced to 55.55ha. As the number of entitlements held is 109.94 and the difference between the area claimed, and the area found is greater than 20%, no payment was to issue for 2010. The person named was formally notified of this decision on the 16th of March 2011. He was also advised of his right to seek a review of this decision. Such a request was submitted on the 14th April 2011 and a decision, upholding the original findings, was sent to the person named on the 6th of May 2011. He was informed of his right to have the outcome of any the review appealed to the Independent Agriculture Appeals Office. To date, no such appeal has been lodged.