Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of County Waterford applicants who were approved under the farm improvement scheme in each of the past four years; and the cumulative amount of grant aid received by farmers from the county over that period.
REPLY (Dec 16, 2014)
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney):
There were no approvals issued for the Farm Improvement Scheme for County Waterford in the years from 2011 to 2014. The number of applicants paid a grant in the same period is indicated below.