CAP Reform Implementation – Information Meetings
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, TD, has confirmed further details in relation to the series of 14 regional Information Meetings on CAP reform implementation that his Department are holding during March.
Commenting on the meetings, the Minister again reminded farmers that this is an important opportunity for them to inform themselves on how the key elements of the new CAP reform arrangements will operate. He said: “Farmers will have an opportunity to obtain information and advice in relation to the new Basic Payment Scheme, National Reserve, Greening and the new GLAS agri-environmental scheme.
The purpose of these meetings is to provide information to farmers on future requirements in relation to the Basic Payment Scheme under Pillar I and the GLAS scheme under Pillar II of the CAP. Details in relation to the first five meetings were announced last week.
The following is a schedule of the regional meetings, which all commence at 8pm.
09/03/2015 Letterkenny Radisson Blu, Paddy Harte Road, Letterkenny Co. Donegal
10/03/2015 Athlone Hodson Bay Hotel, Hodson Bay, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
11/03/2015 Trim Knightsbrook Hotel, Dublin Road, Trim, Co, Meath
12/03/2015 Newbridge Keadeen Hotel, Curragh Road, Newbridge, Co. Kildare
13/03/2015 Kilkenny New Park Hotel, Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny
16/03/2015 Wexford Whites of Wexford Hotel, Abbey Street, Wexford
19/03/2015 Tipperary Dundrum House Hotel, Dundrum, Co. Tipperary
20/03/2015 Limerick South Court Hotel, Raheen Roundabout, Raheen, Limerick
23/03/2015 Cork Silver Springs Hotel, Tivoli, Cork
24/03/2015 Killarney Killarney Convention Centre (Gleneagle Hotel), Muckross Road, Killarney
25/03/2015 Galway Connemara Coast Hotel, Furbo, Galway
26/03/2015 Castlebar Mayo Convention Centre, Old Westport Road, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
30/03/2015 Cavan Kilmore Hotel, Dublin Road, Cavan
31/03/2015 Sligo Radisson Blu Hotel, Rosses Point Road, Sligo
Greening and online applications
In the case of greening and on-line applications, Department staff will also facilitate farmers in obtaining advice on a one-to-one basis in the afternoon between 2.00p.m. and 6.00p.m. in the following venues Letterkenny, Athlone, Trim, Newbridge, Kilkenny, Wexford, Tipperary, Limerick, Cork and Killarney.