Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (2038)

Hildegarde Naughton

Ceist:

2038. Deputy Hildegarde Naughton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of young farmers who received support under the young farmers scheme since its introduction by county; the value of funding provided under the scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31532/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The number of young farmers that received support under the Young Farmers Scheme since its introduction in 2015, by county, is set out in the following table.

County

2015

2016

2017

2018

CARLOW

134

133

134

111

CAVAN

334

353

372

369

CLARE

351

357

373

373

CORK

969

1,030

1,030

1,038

DONEGAL

378

388

377

342

DUBLIN

40

38

38

39

GALWAY

706

764

775

808

KERRY

449

493

493

475

KILDARE

130

134

134

129

KILKENNY

298

312

312

308

LAOIS

257

264

274

276

LEITRIM

235

234

241

223

LIMERICK

344

367

360

345

LONGFORD

139

148

151

154

LOUTH

92

91

92

90

MAYO

687

713

705

745

MEATH

258

252

250

258

MONAGHAN

207

228

224

213

OFFALY

233

259

251

263

ROSCOMMON

348

351

358

354

SLIGO

176

204

214

213

TIPPERARY

467

470

495

499

WATERFORD

229

236

237

231

WESTMEATH

164

173

184

181

WEXFORD

364

368

361

349

WICKLOW

158

153

158

153

The value of funding provided to successful applicants under the scheme by year is as follows:

2015 €18.5 million

2016 €19.5 million

2017 €19.7 million

2018 €19.8 million.