Dáil Éireann - Volume 375 - 24 November, 1987

Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

53. Mr. McGinley asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food the reason for the delay in sheep headage payments to County Donegal farmers; the number of farmers in County Donegal eligible under the scheme; and when he expects payment to be made.

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. O'Kennedy): Sheep headage payments commenced on 20 November and of the 4,162 Donegal applicants 1,716 have already been paid. Payments to the remaining applicants will continue over the next few weeks.

[1496] 54. Mr. Deasy asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food when a farm development scheme grant of £2,235 will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Waterford.

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. O'Kennedy): The grant is being processed with a view to payment if everything is found to be in order. Due to existing budgetary constraints there is some delay in making grant payments.