Written answers

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Agriculture Scheme Applications

Photo of James BrowneJames Browne (Wexford, Fianna Fail)
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486. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding a late applicant (details supplied) to the BEAM scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42182/19]

Photo of Michael CreedMichael Creed (Cork North West, Fine Gael)
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Applications for the Beef Exceptional Aid Measure scheme (BEAM) were accepted through the www.agfood.ie online portal from the 19th of August 2019. The original closing date of the 8th of September was initially extended to the 15th of September when my Department hosted 16 online clinics across the country to facilitate applications. The closing date was further extended to the 20th of September in order that applications could be facilitated at my Department's stand at the National Ploughing Championships in Co. Carlow.

Both extensions were publicised on my Department's website, through social media channels and nationally in the farming press. 34,517 eligible applications were successfully submitted by the close. There is no provision for accepting any late applications at this stage.


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