Farmers call for immediate payment of outstanding grants

The IFA is calling on Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney to ensure that all outstanding AEOS and Reps payments are made as quickly as possible.

Donegal IFA Chairman PJ Mc Monagle says the commencement of AEOS payments this week is long overdue, with many farmers waiting up to a year and a half for payment.

He says work to make farms more environmentally friendly and sustainable has been undertaken and inspected, and there's no excuse for further delays...........

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