By using this website, you consent to our use of cookies. For more information on cookies see our privacy policy page.

Text Size: a a
Home A-Z Index Subscribe/RSS Contact Us Twitter logo small white bird

Minister Smith Reminds Farmers to Return REPS 1C Forms

The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Brendan Smith TD, has reminded those REPS 3 participants whose anniversaries arise in November and December who have yet to return their 1C forms to do so immediately to ensure that they are processed for early payment.

The Minister pointed out that his Department would have sent the 1C forms to the farmers concerned in the month before their anniversary date and said that the completed forms should be returned to the appropriate local office.

Minister Smith said "I am anxious that as many REPS 3 payments as possible can be made before Christmas, but this depends on farmers completing and returning the necessary 1C forms which will allow my Department to make the payments."

Minister Smith also said that he was introducing a Supplementary Estimate for his Department later this week which will allow the Department to spend an additional €39 million on REPS this year, which would otherwise not have been paid until early next year. Minister Smith said that "this increased level of REPS payments in 2009 will improve the cashflow position of thousands of farmers and recognises the serious income difficulties being experienced by farmers this year."

Date Released: 02 December 2009