Senator Murphy welcomes GLAS payments

Fianna Fáil Senator Eugene Murphy has welcomed the recent announcement by Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue of €23.7 million in balancing payments, which are to be made this week to over 39,000 farmers who are participating in the GLAS scheme.

“The payments are ahead of schedule and will be issued to 85 per cent of GLAS participants. This payment will allow farmers to be part of the scheme for the final two years. To date, €1.17 billion has been paid under the GLAS scheme nationally,” Senator Murphy said.

“I welcome the work and commitment of the Minister on this matter. Certainly he and the Department are conscious of the need to assist farmers along this route. Anyone with queries should email GLAS@agriculture.gov.ie, or eugenemurphy@oireachtas.ie”.