Hundreds still unpaid

Denis Naughten TD
645 farmers in Co Leitrim are still awaiting payments by the Department of Agriculture in a situation that local TD, Denis Naughten, has described as ‘completely unacceptable’.

645 farmers in Co Leitrim are still awaiting payments by the Department of Agriculture in a situation that local TD, Denis Naughten, has described as ‘completely unacceptable’.

He said there are also 255 Leitrim farmers, who have received no payments at all and are still awaiting their disadvantaged area payments.

“This delay will cause severe financial hardship for many farmers awaiting payments,” warned Deputy Naughten.