Clare farmers to receive AEOS payments before Christmas

Clare farmers to receive AEOS payments before Christmas

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money-926631_640Clare Fine Gael Senator Tony Mulcahy has welcomed the issuing of payments to Clare farmers under the Agri-Environment Options Scheme (AEOS).

Senator Mulcahy said that in excess of €45 million will be paid out nationally before Christmas, bringing to €75 million the total number of payments made under the scheme during 2015.

This follows on from over €5 million paid out to the remaining REPS farmers at the end of November which in turn brought the total paid in REPS for 2015 to over €30 million for the year.

“Both schemes were designed to help protect wildlife habitats, endangered species of flora and fauna and the broader rural environment and underpin the production of quality food in an environmentally-friendly manner,” stated Senator Mulcahy.

“As such,” he added, “they have been important elements in support of farmers to achieve these aims.”

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