Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Ceisteanna (491)

Kevin O'Keeffe

Ceist:

491. Deputy Kevin O'Keeffe asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if an area (details supplied) in County Cork has been included for areas of natural constraint scheme, ANC, purposes. [5213/19]

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 Scheme, as required under the EU Regulations. The lands referenced in the question, in Killeagh, Glanworth East were not eligible for the ANC Scheme prior to this redesignation, and are also not eligible under the new designation of eligible lands. 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