Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of recipients of the farm waste management scheme over the past four years who have been from County Waterford; and the cumulative amount of grant aid received by farmers from the county under this scheme during that period.
REPLY (Dec 16, 2014)
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney):
The number of recipients of grant aid in respect of the farm waste management scheme from County Waterford in 2011 was 373 applicants amounting to a total grant aid of €1,230,977. There were no grants awarded for the scheme to applicants from County Waterford in 2012, 2013 or 2014. The closing date for completion of all work under the Scheme and the submission of a payment claim to the Department was end December 2008.