244. Deputy Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will urgently issue payment under the 2012 disadvantaged areas scheme to a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 57457/12 asked on 20 Dec 2012 - Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): Payment under the 2012 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme issued to the person named on 19 December 2012, directly to the nominated bank account.
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258. Deputy Michael P. Kitt asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when payment under the disadvantaged area scheme will issue in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Galway. (Question 57541/12 asked on 20 Dec 2012 - Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney)(Deputy Simon Coveney): The person concerned is an applicant under the 2012 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme. This applicant is one of a number, whose cases are impacted by a requirement of a minimum stocking density of 0.3 livestock units per forage hectare and who applied for and were refused derogation in this regard. 
The person named subsequently availed of the option to appeal to the independently chaired DAS Appeals Committee...

268. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason a person (details supplied) has not been paid their disadvantaged area payment for 2012 in view of the fact that they were not written to by his Department in relation to their 2011 stocking density and that his Department has a letter from 2011 on file outlining the restrictions imposed on them under REP scheme 3, and that they had applied for the agri environment option scheme 3 and that there farm is in the Twelve Bens Complex where stocking levels are restricted; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 57736/12 asked on 20 Dec 2012 - Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney)(Deputy Simon Coveney): Payment under the 2012 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme has not yet issued as, at this stage, the holding concerned has not yet satisfied the Scheme minimum stocking density requirements for 2012. 
In processing this application, my Department took into account the stocking restrictions applicable to the Twelve Bens Complex. However, to date, information available to my Department indicates the absence of any ...

157. Deputy John O’Mahony asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive their disadvantaged area scheme payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 57314/12 asked on 19 Dec 2012 - Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): An application under the Single Payment and Disadvantaged Areas Schemes was received from the person named on 15th May 2012. A number of issues arose during the processing of this application which have yet to be resolved. My Department has already been in correspondence with the applicant in this regard and will now follow up this up with further contact. 
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531. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Galway will be paid their disadvantaged area payment for 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 56450/12 asked on 18 Dec 2012 - Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): Payment under the 2012 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme issued to the person named on 17 December 2012, directly to the nominated bank account.
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532. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Galway will be paid their disadvantaged area payment for 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 56451/12 asked on 18 Dec 2012 - Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): Payment under the 2012 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme has not yet issued as, at this stage, the holding concerned has not yet satisfied the Scheme minimum stocking density requirements for 2012. Immediately the holding concerned is confirmed as having met these requirements, the case will be further processed with a view to payment at the earliest possible date thereafter.
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540. Deputy Michael P. Kitt asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when payment under the disadvantaged areas scheme will be made in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 56578/12 asked on 18 Dec 2012 - Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): The appeal of the person named was recently forwarded to the DAS Appeals Committee for consideration; immediately that committee has adjudicated on this appeal, the person concerned will be notified of their decision, in writing.
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541. Deputy Colm Keaveney asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason a person (details supplied) in County Galway was refused headage payment. (Question 56582/12 asked on 18 Dec 2012 - Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): As processing of the 2012 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme application has recently been finalised, payment will shortly issue to the nominated bank account.
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545. Deputy Michael Creed asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason persons (details provided) in County Cork have not yet received their disadvantaged area payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 56622/12 asked on 18 Dec 2012 - Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): Payment under the 2012 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme has not yet issued as, at this stage, the holding concerned has not yet satisfied the Scheme minimum stocking density requirements for 2012. Immediately the holding concerned is confirmed as having met these requirements, the case will be further processed with a view to payment at the earliest possible date thereafter.
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547. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Galway will be paid their disadvantaged area payment for 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 56725/12 asked on 18 Dec 2012 - Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): Payment under the 2012 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme has not yet issued as, at this stage, the holding concerned has not yet satisfied the Scheme minimum stocking density requirements for 2012. Immediately the holding concerned is confirmed as having met these requirements, the case will be further processed with a view to payment at the earliest possible date thereafter.
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556. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when an area aid application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be processed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 56881/12 asked on 18 Dec 2012 - Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): As processing of the 2012 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme application has recently been finalised, payment will shortly issue to the nominated bank account.
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557. Deputy John O’Mahony asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive their disadvantaged area payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 56908/12 asked on 18 Dec 2012 - Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): As processing of the 2012 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme application has recently been finalised, payment will shortly issue to the nominated bank account.
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558. Deputy Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a disadvantaged area scheme payment will issue in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 56917/12 asked on 18 Dec 2012 - Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): As processing of the 2012 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme application has recently been finalised, payment will shortly issue to the nominated bank account.
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559. Deputy Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a disadvantaged area scheme payment will issue in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 56941/12 asked on 18 Dec 2012 - Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): Payment under the 2012 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme has not yet issued as, at this stage, the holding concerned has not yet satisfied the Scheme minimum stocking density requirements for 2012. Immediately the holding concerned is confirmed as having met these requirements, the case will be further processed with a view to payment at the earliest possible date thereafter.
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564. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Galway, will be paid their disadvantaged area payment for 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 57087/12 asked on 18 Dec 2012 - Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): Payment under the 2012 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme has not yet issued as, at this stage, the holding concerned has not yet satisfied the Scheme minimum stocking density requirements for 2012. Immediately the holding concerned is confirmed as having met these requirements, the case will be further processed with a view to payment at the earliest possible date thereafter.
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565. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding area based payments in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 57090/12 asked on 18 Dec 2012 - Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): As processing of the 2012 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme application has recently been finalised, payment will shortly issue to the nominated bank account.
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566. Deputy Dan Neville asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding the case of a person (details supplied) in County Limerick. (Question 57093/12 asked on 18 Dec 2012 - Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): In view of the developments in the matter referred to, my Department is now enabled to proceed. Accordingly, payments under the 2012 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme and 2012 Single Payment Scheme issued to the person named on 17 December 2012, directly to the nominated bank account.
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145. Deputy Patrick O’Donovan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding payment of a disadvantaged area grant in respect of a person (details supplied) (Question 56081/12 asked on 13 Dec 2012 - Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): Payment under the 2012 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme issued to the person named on 25 September 2012, directly to the nominated bank account.
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146. Deputy Patrick O’Donovan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding payment of a disadvantage area grant in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Donegal. (Question 56082/12 asked on 13 Dec 2012 - Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): Payment under the 2012 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme has not yet issued as, at this stage, the holding concerned has not yet satisfied the Scheme minimum stocking density requirements for 2012. Immediately the holding concerned is confirmed as having met these requirements, the case will be further processed with a view to payment at the earliest possible date thereafter.
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148. Deputy Paul J. Connaughton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when payment of the disadvantaged area scheme will issue in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 56105/12 asked on 13 Dec 2012 - Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): As processing of the 2012 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme application has recently been finalised, payment will shortly issue to the nominated bank account.
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153. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a decision will issue on a disadvantaged area payment in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 56122/12 asked on 13 Dec 2012 - Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): Payment under the 2012 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme has not yet issued as, at this stage, the holding concerned has not yet satisfied the Scheme minimum stocking density requirements for 2012. Immediately the holding concerned is confirmed as having met these requirements, the case will be further processed with a view to payment at the earliest possible date thereafter.
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188. Deputy Colm Keaveney asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Galway may expect to receive their headage payment. (Question 55804/12 asked on 12 Dec 2012 - Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): As processing of the 2012 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme application has recently been finalised, payment will shortly issue to the nominated bank account.
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189. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason a person (details supplied) in County Galway has not received their disadvantaged area scheme payment for 2012 in view of the fact that their stocking was curtailed as a result of their participation in the REP scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 55806/12 asked on 12 Dec 2012 - Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): As processing of the 2012 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme application has recently been finalised, with due regard having been taken of the stocking restriction, payment will shortly issue to the nominated bank account.
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373. Deputy Paul J. Connaughton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when payment of a disadvantaged areas scheme will issue in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Galway who has now registered as a horse premises; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 55137/12 asked on 11 Dec 2012 - Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): The person named recently registered his premises with my Department, as required in accordance with S.I. No 8 of 2012, Diseases of Animals Act 1996 (Registration of Horse Premises ) Order 2012 This has enabled the processing of the 2012 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme application to recently be finalised, with payment shortly issuing to the nominated bank account.
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393. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Galway will be paid a 2012 disadvantaged area payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 55302/12 asked on 11 Dec 2012 - Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): While the person named submitted an application for derogation, supporting documentation to further process the application was requested by my Department. Immediately the documentation in question is received, the application in question will be reviewed and the person named notified of the decision, in writing.
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