1369. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount of Exchequer funding allocated and expended under the emergency flood relief scheme 2015 to 2016. (Question 38480/17 asked on 11 Sep 2017)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Michael Creed): In response to the flooding in December 2015 and January 2016, my Department put in place a range of supports for farmers in the areas most affected. As part of this response, a fund of up to €2 million was allocated to cover the associated expenditure for interventions such as the Emergency Flood Relief Measure, the Fodder Aid Scheme and the Emergency Animal Welfare support. From this allocation, €97,909 was paid to applicants under the Emergency Flood Relief Scheme.