The biggest single CAP direct payment of - over €300,000 - went to Co Wexford last year.

The representatives of Nicholas Furlong in Co Wexford received the largest direct payment in Ireland in 2018 of €323,292.

Wexford is the most prominent county on the list with Cousins Agri and Plant picking up a cheque for €215,837 and Wlater Furlong Grain receiving €213,223.

The second-highest payment of €229,664 was to O’Shea Farms, a 1,500ac farm in Piltown, Co Kilkenny, producing primarily carrots and potatoes.

The farm also grows cereals and has a herd of spring-calving Jersey-cross dairy cows.

Paul Carr in Donegal features third on the list, with a payment of €221,511, followed by Park Farm Partnerships in Carlow with a payment of €220,564.


Branganstown Farms in the Ardee, Co Louth, collected €218,578.

This is a farm operated as a company, in which Larry Goodman and members of his family are directors.

Greenhills Windfarm, a company with an address in Killeagh, Co Cork, received €211,642. Its registered directors are Thomas Browne and Elizabeth Mary Browne.

A farm in Cavan registered as B&L Farms (Unlimited) picked up a payment of €208,178.

Cyril Goode of Arklow, Co Wicklow, collected €215,227 in direct payments.

The top 10

  • Reps of Nicholas Furlong, Wexford - €323,292.31.
  • O'Shea Farms Unlimited Co, Kilkenny - €229,633.96.
  • Paul Carr, Donegal - €221,510.67.
  • Park Farms Partnership, Carlow - €220,564.44.
  • Branganstown Farms Limited, Louth - €218,578.43.
  • Cousins Agri and Plant Limited, Wexford - €215,837.07
  • Cyril Goode, Wicklow - €215,227.11.
  • Walter Furlong Grain Limited, Wexford - €213,222.89
  • Greenhills Windfarm Limited, Cork - €211,641.76.
  • B&L Farms (Unlimited ), Cavan - €208,178.14.
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