From Declan Breathnach, TD (13th July 2016)

To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of an application by a person (details supplied) under the targeted agricultural modernisation scheme 2; and if he will make a statement on the matter.[21008/16]

From Minister Michael Creed , Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Last year a suite of six new measures were announced under TAMS II. These measures were launched under the new Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020 and are co-funded under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). Under the scheme support is provided for the following measures:

– Young Farmers Capital Investment Scheme

– Dairy Equipment Scheme

– Organic Capital Investment Scheme

– Animal Welfare, Safety and Nutrient Storage Scheme

– Low Emission Slurry Spreading

– Pig and Poultry Investment Scheme

In relation to the application mentioned, the person concerned is an applicant under the TAMS II Dairy Equipment Scheme. The application has passed all checks and it is expected that a full approval letter to proceed with the investment works will issue shortly. It is expected that the computer facilities to enable applicants to make claims for payment online will be available in the coming weeks.