Some 71 farmers have received an additional payment following a review of GLAS contracts and it is expected that this number will continue to rise.

The additional payments issued to farmers so far in 2019 totals €50,000.

This equates to an average additional payment of €700 for each farmer.

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All GLAS contracts are reviewed as part of a standard process to identify where an underpayment or an overpayment has occurred due to a change in GLAS action.

Second payment

Minister Creed confirmed the review process was currently under way for further cases in response to a parliamentary question from Fianna Fáil’s Charlie McConalogue.

The Minster said that additional payments will be issued in the coming weeks to a second group of GLAS farmers.

The numbers involved and the total value of these additional payments has not yet been finalised.

GLAS payments to other farmers continue to issue on a weekly basis.

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