1102. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of outstanding GLAS payments by county; the period of time that each application is delayed; the steps his Department has taken to alleviate the issues surrounding delayed GLAS payments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 15903/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - GLAS Payments)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Michael Creed): The information requested is provided below in tabular form.  As of 12 April, 46,835 participants have received a 2017 advance payment. This represents over 98% of all eligible applicants. There will be another payment run this week also.
The majority of the remaining cases are the responsibility of the applicant and the payment is delayed due to the applicant failing to meet his or her obligations under the scheme. I would...

297. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a repayment to farmers (details supplied) in County Mayo will issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 14611/18 asked on 29 Mar 2018 - GLAS Payments)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Michael Creed): The persons named were approved into GLAS 2 with a contract commencement date of January 1st 2016 and have received all payments in respect of 2016 and the 2017 advance payment.
Administrative checks involving a number of sections within the Department take place on all GLAS claims. An over-declaration was identified in this case which resulted in a penalty being applied. The persons named were notified by letter and provided ...

298. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a GLAS payment for a person (details supplied) in County Mayo. (Question 14612/18 asked on 29 Mar 2018 - GLAS Payments)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Michael Creed): The person named was approved into GLAS 3 with a contract commencement date of 1 January 2017.
Administrative checks involving a number of sections within the Department take place on all GLAS claims. All cases must clear validation checks before payment can issue. Department officials are working proactively to complete the checks in this case and once this case clears validations the 2017 advance payment will be made. GLAS p...

495. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a farmer (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive a GLAS payment; the reason the processing of the farmer’s application has been delayed; if the application will be expedited; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 14110/18 asked on 27 Mar 2018 - GLAS Payments)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Michael Creed): The above named was approved into GLAS 1 with a contract commencement date of 1st October 2015 and has received all payments in respect of the 2015 and 2016 scheme year.
The Department is aware of an issue with this case that resulted in the 2017 advance payment not being made. A solution has been identified and is scheduled for implementation shortly. It is expected that the payment will then issue. GLAS 2017 payments are ...

526. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a GLAS payment for a person (details supplied). (Question 29640/16 asked on 11 Oct 2016 - GLAS Payments)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Michael Creed): An application under Tranche 2 of GLAS was received in my Department on the 5 December 2015 and the person named was approved into the GLAS 2 with effect from 1 January 2016. The first payment due to the person named is in respect of the 2016 scheme year. These payments will be subject to the required pre-payment validation checks and are scheduled to issue shortly. 
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32. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine for an update on payments for 2015 and 2016 to a person (details supplied) under the green low-carbon agri-environment scheme. (Question 9257/16 asked on 05 May 2016 - GLAS Payments)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): The person named has been approved under Tranche 2 of GLAS with a contract start date of 1st January 2016.
The first payment due to the person named is in respect of the 2016 scheme year and this payment will be processed in the final quarter of this year. 
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215. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a payment to a person (details supplied) in County Leitrim under the green low-carbon agri-environment scheme. (Question 6754/16 asked on 14 Apr 2016 - GLAS Payments)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): The person named has been approved under Tranche 2 of GLAS with a contract start date of 1 January 2016, therefore they are not due a 2015 GLAS part year payment. Payment in respect of 2016 will be processed in the final quarter of the year.
The person named commenced their AEOS contract on 1 November 2010 and has been paid for the 2010-2014 scheme years.
Under the EU Regulations governing the Scheme and other area-based paym...