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Thursday 14 December 2017

Coveney secures new CAP deal

Simon Coveney
Simon Coveney

Michael Brennan Deputy Political Editor

AGRICULTURE Minister Simon Coveney has reached agreement on a new farm rents deal - just days before the end of the Irish EU Presidency.

The Common Agricultural Policy accounts for 40pc of the EU Budget - and pays €1.25bn per year in single farm payment grants to Irish farmers.

The Government said that details of the new CAP deal - which has to be approved by the European Parliament and EU leaders - will be announced later today.

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