IFA slams Minister over GLAS

IFA Rural Development Chairman Joe Brady has said farmers are angered by the “failure” of the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to make a case in Brussels for all outstanding GLAS payments to be made.

Joe Brady said ongoing delays in GLAS payments are inexcusable. “There is a way to solve this issue by making all outstanding payments now and resolving any issues that arise at a later date. It is very disappointing that the Minister has not pursued this option.”

Joe Brady said progress in making payments has been very sluggish since the beginning of the year and IFA estimates that it will take at least another three months to make all payments unless urgent action is taken.