Almost 1,000 Donegal farmers still waiting on DAS payment

Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney
FF blames Minister Coveney

Fianna Fail has described as a 'disgrace' figures which show there are still nearly 1,000 farmers in Donegal  who have yet to receive their Disadvantaged Areas Scheme payment.

The party obtained figures which show that 8,483 Donegal farmers applied under DAS. 7,500 of these have received payments, while 983 farmers have still not received the money they are owed since September.

Senator Brian O'Domhnail says struggling farmers are heavily dependent on the DAS payments claiming Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney’s own mismanagement has lead to the delays: