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October 15, 2009

Over 2,200 Kildare farmers to get Single Farm Payment

Kildare South Fianna Fail TD Seán Ó Feargháil has welcomed the news that over 4,000 local farmers will soon receive advance payments of 70% of their Single Farm Payment.

“This advance payment is very timely as many Kildare farmers are experiencing financial constraints at the moment.”

“This advance payment follows on from the payment under the Disadvantaged Farm Payment that many Kildare farmers benefited from.”

“I know that my colleague the Minister for Agriculture Brendan Smith TD highlighted the difficulties being experienced by Irish farmers and fought hard to be able to make advance payments to alleviate these stresses.”

“I am delighted at Minister Smith’s success and that the advance payment will be at an unprecedented 70%.”

“The remaining 30% of the Single Farm Payment will be issued from the 1st of December.”

“Any Kildare farmers who have had any queries from the Department of Agriculture regarding their payments should ensure that they reply as quickly as possible so there is no delay in issuing the payments.”

“I know that these advance payments will be welcomed by Kildare farmers and I am pleased that the Government is providing every practical support to local farm families,” concluded Deputy Ó Feargháil.