Farm Ireland

Tuesday 20 March 2018

Land eligibility campaign to continue

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.

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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