Thursday, 18 April 2013

Ceisteanna (231)

Michael Healy-Rae


231. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding a rural environment protection scheme payment in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18213/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The person mentioned commenced REPS 4 in June 2008 and received payments for the first four years of their contract.

REPS 4 is a measure under the current 2007-13 Rural Development Programme and is subject to EU Regulations which require detailed administrative checks on all applications to be completed before any payments can issue. Administrative checks in respect of the 2012 payments have been finalised and the Year 5 75% payment totalling €8611.38 issued on 16th April 2013. The Year 5 25% balancing payment will issue shortly.