Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Ceisteanna (488)

Brendan Griffin

Ceist:

488. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding an areas of natural constraint scheme, ANC, payment for a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5141/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

My Department has recently concluded the redesignation of eligible lands for the 2019 Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) Scheme, as required under the EU Regulations. I can confirm that the lands referenced in the townland of Kilcooly North are no longer eligible under the new designation of eligible ANC lands. This is the correct position as outlined in the letter issued to the person named.

The person named holds land in Kilcooly North townland, with the unique identifier H13911. Separately, Kilcooly South with the unique identifier of H13912 was listed on the Department's website as eligible. While the unique identifier numbers are listed on the website, H13912 was originally labelled as Kilcooly North in error. This will be corrected on my Department's website.

An independent appeals process is in place for any farmer who wishes to query the eligibility status of a townland. Further details are available on my Department website: www.agriculture.gov.ie