Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Ceisteanna (510)

Martin Kenny

Ceist:

510. Deputy Martin Kenny asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of farmers in each county in receipt of the basic farm payment; the number who receive less and more than that amount respectively, the national average payment per hectare in their basic farm payments in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24994/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The information requested is currently being collated and will be forwarded directly to the Deputy once it is available.

The following deferred reply was received under Standing Order 42A
I refer to the information requested in Parliamentary Question No. 510, Ref. PQ24994/19, concerning the number of farmers in each county in receipt of the basic farm payment; the number that receive less than and above respectively, the national average payment per hectare in their basic farm payments in tabular form.
The information requested is set out in the following tables. The average payment for 2018 amounts to €254.08 and was calculated by dividing the total monies paid by the number of hectares declared for all paid applicants.
The average payment details for 2018 include amounts paid under the greening scheme.

Year

Average Payment per Hectare

2018

€254.08

County

Year

Under National Average

Over National Average

Totals

CARLOW

2018

497

1,105

1,602

CAVAN

2018

2,566

2,149

4,715

CLARE

2018

3,660

2,280

5,940

CORK

2018

5,196

7,566

12,762

DONEGAL

2018

6,366

1,937

8,303

DUBLIN

2018

331

290

621

GALWAY

2018

6,771

5,006

11,777

KERRY

2018

5,111

2,468

7,579

KILDARE

2018

899

1,141

2,040

KILKENNY

2018

1,014

2,318

3,332

LAOIS

2018

1,017

1,876

2,893

LEITRIM

2018

2,690

679

3,369

LIMERICK

2018

2,750

2,241

4,991

LONGFORD

2018

1,188

1,133

2,321

LOUTH

2018

602

875

1,477

MAYO

2018

7,481

3,808

11,289

MEATH

2018

1,574

2,159

3,733

MONAGHAN

2018

1,797

2,168

3,965

OFFALY

2018

1,480

1,491

2,971

ROSCOMMON

2018

3,255

2,342

5,597

SLIGO

2018

2,747

1,124

3,871

TIPPERARY

2018

2,689

4,093

6,782

WATERFORD

2018

912

1,453

2,365

WESTMEATH

2018

1,551

1,412

2,963

WEXFORD

2018

1,184

2,798

3,982

WICKLOW

2018

1,074

1,029

2,103

TOTAL

66,402

56,941

123,343