Fianna Fáil TD for Roscommon/Galway Eugene Murphy has described the Knowledge Transfer (KT) online system for farmers as abysmal and chaotic following a series of false starts.
Deputy Murphy says: “The original deadline of 31st of May for the Knowledge Transfer online system was a complete and utter farce. After repeated requests from many organisations the deadline for the scheme has now been extended to 31st of July.
“These online portals for submitting farm improvement plans which for livestock farmers includes a breeding plan, grassland management plan, farm safety plan and profit monitor and the veterinary herd health plan were already delayed for months before the system went live. The system then repeatedly crashed and only eventually went live on May 16th. I also understand that the online system for booking meetings with the Department of Agriculture has also crashed. It simply beggars belief and has descended into an abysmal mess,” said Deputy Murphy.