Mc Conalogue says new GLAS scheme will exclude many commonage farmers


The Dail has been told that the regulations governing commonage under the new GLAS scheme are prohibitive, and will prevent many farmers in Donegal from taking part.

Yesterday morning, Deputy Mc Conalogue joined farmers from Donegal who were taking part in a national protest against the restrictions.

Later, Deputy McConalogue raised the matter during Topical Issues, saying while GLAS is intended to be a replacement for REPS, there are differences which will exclude many farmers.........