In mid-September payments under 2020 Schemes commenced and from that date to end of year, a total of almost €1.73 billion has been paid out directly to farmers under a range of schemes operated by this Department. Below is a
1. Breakdown of the of the total amount paid by scheme.
2. Breakdown of Payments made by county for the main schemes (figures exclude Traditional farm buildings scheme, Hen Harrier, Pearl Mussel Project and European Innovation Partnerships).
These payments are a vital support for farmers across the country and contribute greatly to maximising income and cashflow in the sector in what was a very challenging year for farmers.