O’Keefe thanks farmers for patience over payments

Sligo/North Leitrim Senator and Labour Party Seanad Agriculture spokesperson Susan O’Keefe has welcomed clarification from Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine Simon Coveney TD, that AEOS (Agri-Environment Options Scheme) 2 payments will begin in June.

Sligo/North Leitrim Senator and Labour Party Seanad Agriculture spokesperson Susan O’Keefe has welcomed clarification from Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine Simon Coveney TD, that AEOS (Agri-Environment Options Scheme) 2 payments will begin in June.

She commented: “I am aware that there have been administrative problems around the AEOS 2 scheme in the past, but I have been informed that they have been resolved. I commend farmers that have co-operated fully with the scheme to date and the patience they have shown. Farmers require certainty on when payments will be made, as they manage tight farm budgets.”

Any farmers that have any queries on AEOS 2 or any other schemes to contact the Senator’s office at 01 6183870 or susan.okeeffe@oir.ie.