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€1.4m payments for Clare farmers

Farmers in County Clare are to get €1,402,129 in final instalments of Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payments.

The Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, has confirmed that, following the recent definitive allocation of entitlements by his department, the final instalment of payments under the 2015 BPS and Greening for farmers in Clare begin this week.

Commenting on this, Minister for Employment and Small Business Pat Breen, said, “The rollout brings the total amount paid under the Basic Payment Scheme to €1.2 billion and over 126,000 farmers across Ireland have received payment to date.

“Taken together with payments under the Areas of Natural Constraints Scheme, this represents a total of over €1.4 billion in direct payments to farmers since last September.

“This is a very significant financial boost for farmers in Clare. It’s also very good news for the rural economy in Clare and will have a knock-on effect on many local businesses.”

Minister Breen said investing in our rural economies and supporting communities across rural Ireland is a top priority for the Government.

“It is my ambition that we build a strong economy and deliver a fair society, so that communities across Clare can thrive,” he concluded.

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