12% decrease in farmers claiming Farm Assist
Odile Evans
In the space of a year the number of people in receipt of Farm Assist payments has fallen by over 1,000.
5 October 2016 News
BUDGET 2017: Changes expected to Farm Assist
Support to farmers under the scheme has fallen steadily since 2012 but could now be restored.
5 October 2016 News
€700m farm payment boost
70% advance Basic Payment will hit farmers bank accounts on 17 October.
Revealed: the measures for farming in the Programme for Government
The Irish Farmers Journal can reveal the detail of the dozen-page commitment to farming and the agri-food sector in the draft document negotiated between Fine Gael and Independents.
6 May 2016 News
Farm Assist numbers stable
After years of farmers falling outside the criteria of Farm Assist, the numbers in the Scheme have stabilised.
25 November 2015 News
Farm Assist sees Christmas bonus increase
Farmers who avail of the Farm Assist payment will see an increase in their annual Christmas bounus from the Department of Social Protection.
14 October 2015 News
Farm Assist budget continues to fall
The budget for Farm Assist has fallen below €90m with the number of farmers now availing of the social welfare scheme also falling.
1 July 2015 News
Farm Assist numbers continue to fall
There are now less than 9,000 farmers availing of Farm Assist as eligibilty criteria changes hit home.
22 April 2015 News
Government accused of ‘sneaky attack’ on Farm Assist scheme
Recent cuts to the Farm Assist scheme have been described as a ‘sneaky attack’ on low-income farmers and are having a ‘serious impact’ on farmers across the country.
2 October 2013 News
Joan Bruton: no plans to change Farm Assist scheme
Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Bruton, has no intentions of reversing the changes made to the Farm Assist scheme.
30 November -0001 News
Donegal IFA votes no confidence in IFA personnel
The Dealer understands that Donegal IFA has passed a motion of no confidence in three senior IFA personnel.
30 November -0001 Dealer
Varadkar launches review of farm assist
The Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has asked his department to review the farm assist scheme. Providing support for farmers on low incomes, the scheme is similar to jobseeker’s allowance.
30 November -0001 News