Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 22 May 2024

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Scrutiny of EU Legislative Proposals

Photo of Johnny MythenJohnny Mythen (Wexford, Sinn Fein)
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On the budget, which is €9.8 billion, the Department has spent €1.8 billion already. Is there a full implementation plan to use that full amount of money because very often, especially when it comes to the European Union, we see that the funding is not drawn down and is returned back, which is a shame because that is what it is there for, to protect farmers?