Figures were released today, by the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine, which listed Ireland's top beneficieries from subsidy payments from the EU. Figures were also released showing just how much each organisation also obtained with Teagasc receiving E6m each year.
The highest earner on the list, bar major organisations, was a man called Larry Goodman from Ardee. The farmer from county Louth gained over E430,000 last year for his two farms in GLYDEE FARMS LIMITED (E214,275.43) and BRANGANSTOWN FARMS LIMITED (E217,153.11).
O'Shea Farms Ltd from Piltown also ranked high on the list. The family run business came in with E244,693.61 in 2016.
In Meath Patrick Reynolds of Navan also ranked high, receiving E224,496.78 last year. Also in Navan Louis A McAuley (1976) Ltd also soared over the two hudred thousand mark. They received subsidies of E219, 863.01 in 2016.
Walter Furlong Grain Ltd was another to break the two hundred thousand barrier, receiving E220,736.05
In Arklow Cryil Goode received E220,110.08 in subsidy payments.
Terrence Coughlan Ltd in Fermoy receved E227,469.10.
In the major business side Bord bia were confirmed to have gained E2,284,678.47, while as mentioned previosly Teagasc received E6,045,435.00.
Ornua Co-operative limited meanwhile gained E1,062,009.87.
The leader partnerships also received hefty payments last year with the CAP beneficiarie list showing the highest earner to be Mayo North East Leader Partnership, having received E1,274,054.20.
Listed below are some of Irelands major earners last year.
Co-orperations and organisations
MEATH COMMUNITY RURAL AND SOCIAL DEV. - E480,612.42
MAYO NORTH EAST LEADER PARTNERSHIP CO. -BALLINA - E1,274,054.20
CO KILKENNY LEADER PARTNERSHIP KILKENNY CITY - WEST - E323,612.36
GLANBIA FOODS SOCIETY LTD - DUNGARVAN - LISMORE E339,598.68
TEAGASC - ATHENRY - ORANMORE - E6,045,435.00
BORD BIA - PEMBROKE - SOUTH DOCK - E2,284,678.47
ORNUA CO-OPERATIVE LIMITED - PEMBROKE - SOUTH DOCK - E1,062,009.87
FINGAL LEADER PARTNERSHIP CO. - NORTH INNER CITY - E497,033.53
GLANMORE FOODS LTD - CASTLEKNOCK - E293,979.69
NATIONAL DAIRY COUNCIL - STILLORGAN - E209,828.01
CILL DARA AR AGHAIDH TEO - MAYNOOTH - E260,578.86
GLANBIA FOODS SOCIETY LTD - DUNGARVAN - LISMORE - E339,598.68
IRISH RURAL LINK CO-OP SOC - ATHLONE - E210,342.24
PATRICK REYNOLDS - NAVAN - E224,496.78
LOUIS A MCAULEY (1976) LTD - NAVAN E219,863.01
MICHAEL SMITH - NAVAN - E203,288.32
O'SHEA FARMS LTD - PILTOWN - E244,693.61
BRANGANSTOWN FARMS LIMITED - ARDEE - E217,153.11
GLYDEE FARMS LIMITED - ARDEE - E214,275.43
CYRIL GOODE - ARKLOW - E220,110.08
JOHN, FRANC & JOHN JNR WYNNE - BALTINGLASS - E129,580.67
THOMAS CODD - WEXFORD - E209,088.31
JOHN & PETER QUEALLY - TRAMORE - WATERFORD CITY WEST - E225,165.50
QUALITY GREEN PRODUCER ORG L - WATERFORD CITY EAST - E206,621.69
WILLIAM AHERNE - CASHEL - TIPPERARY - E188,274.63
DECLAN MAHER - BIRR - E187,040.87
REPS OF NICHOLAS MOLLOY - TULLAMORE - E209,684.94
GODOLPHIN IRELAND UC - ATHY - E167,798.36
VG LAND HOLDINGS LTD - CONAMARA - E208,052.13
TERENCE COUGHLAN LTD - FERMOY - E227,469.10
DONAL KELLEHER - COBH - E208,611.77
JAMES MOLONEY - FERMOY - E205,359.36