Saturday 1 October 2016

Land eligibility campaign to continue

Published 12/08/2015 | 02:30

Farmers have warned the Agriculture Minister that the fight for justice for disadvantaged farmers on marginal ground penalised under the land eligibility review will continue.

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ICSA suckler chair Dermot Kelleher urged Simon Coveney to review the fines after the European Commission's decision to significantly cut a threatened fine on the government to €63m.

"It is unacceptable that the farmers who suffered savage, subjective penalties based on difficult land in disadvantaged areas should be left to carry the can," said Mr Kelleher.

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