The Minister for Agriculture has confirmed that 85% of the GLAS payments for scheme 1 and 2 will be paid before the end of 2016.
Speaking in the Dail the Minister said that the department had a view to commencing payment of the first instalment. This is a further delay to the already promised payments.
Many farmers have expressed anger and frustration at the GLAS scheme to That’s Farming over the last number of weeks since TD Michael Fitzmaurice’s comments on the scheme.
There are 26,300 farmers in GLAS I and 11,700 in GLAS II.
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