The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed confirmed that payments under the direct aid package for the dairy and pig sectors are now issuing to farmers. These payments are the final tranche under the package agreed at EU level in September of last year which allocated €13.7m for Ireland. The Government subsequently matched this funding to provide an overall aid package of €27.4m
In the pig sector, there are almost 300 approved applications for aid, and payments of €3,300 to each participant have commenced this week.
Wednesday May 11, 2016/ DAFM/ Ireland.