Red Tape forces thousands to wait extra year for GLAS payments – Ó Domhnaill

farmingThere's been another blow to farmers with confirmation that payments under the long awaited GLAS scheme won't start until 2016.

Donegal Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill says the scheme is a highly important one, as it is the replacement for REPS, and the delay in paying it will hit farmers badly at a time when they are most in need.

He says thousands of farmers will be out of pocket as they’re forced to wait for their GLAS payments to come through, particularly as for many, REPS was the largest payment received from the Department.

Senator O'Domhnaill says Minster Simon Coveney's timetable for the scheme involves unacceptable delays......