Hannah Quinn-Mulligan: An apology to the Department – I’m nearly always right but on this occasion I was wrong

I mistakenly felt we should have been paid for protecting a wildlife-rich area of scrub on our farm… but I did manage to increase two other payments

Hannah Quinn-Mulligan is a journalist and an organic beef and dairy farmer.

Hannah Quinn-Mulligan

Saying sorry is something almost everyone is uncomfortable with, especially when they think they’re right. A few weeks ago, I tweeted out a picture of my farm maps and pointed to a section of scrub which is home to badgers, cuckoos and voles.