IRISH FARMERS MUST GET FAIR SHARE IN EU FUNDING – DONEGAL TDS

first_imgSinn Féin Donegal TDs, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn and Pearse Doherty have called on the government to ensure that the Irish share of the CAP budget is maintained.They were speaking as negotiations on the overall budget enter a crucial stage in Brussels.They also said that the system of farm payments needs to be radically reformed in order to ensure a fairer deal for the majority of Irish farmers. In a joint statement they said: “It is first of all vital that Irish farmers are not faced with a large reduction in the overall funding. It would appear that we have key allies on at least that aspect of the negotiations on the overall budget.“It is also important that the reformed CAP introduces a fairer payments system that would guarantee a higher rate of payment for the majority of Irish farmers and thus allow them to expand production.“Sinn Féin’s proposal for a limit of €100,000 on individual payments, moving towards a limit of €50,000 by 2019, would also ensure that Irish farmers would receive a higher per hectare flat rate than currently proposed by the commission and thus entail fewer farmers would lose out.“The current situation whereby just over 2,000 farmers and agri businesses on large payments receive as much as over 50,000 at the lower end is clearly inequitable and detrimental to the future viability of small to medium farm households.”  IRISH FARMERS MUST GET FAIR SHARE IN EU FUNDING – DONEGAL TDS was last modified: November 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:IRISH FARMERS MUST GET FAIR SHARE IN EU FUNDING – DONEGAL TDSlast_img

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