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Publication of CAP Beneficiaries Data - Background

The EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) was initially established to guarantee secure supplies of food for Europe's citizens but is now a multi-faceted policy whose primary objectives are market-oriented sustainable food production, supporting the incomes of farmers, preservation of the environment and rural development.

In Ireland the Agri-food industry is our largest indigenous industry and in 2018 accounted for 7.7% of employment, 10.0% of merchandising exports and 7.5% of Gross National Income (Source: Annual Review and Outlook for Agriculture, Food and the Marine 2019).The CAP supports the development of the sector through a combination of direct payments to farmers, financial assistance towards investments in rural development and environmental protection and market support measures.

Publication of CAP Beneficiaries Data

In accordance with EU Regulation 1306/2013, the Department is obliged to ensure annual ex-post publication of all of the beneficiaries of CAP funding, both legal and non-legal persons, which shall remain available for two years from the date of the initial publication.


This information is published exclusively for the purpose of complying with the terms of EU legislation. It is not intended for use in direct marketing or any other purpose. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of data (including Municipal Districts) and the legal status of payees named in this publication

Should you have any queries regarding the Publication of CAP Beneficiaries Data, please contact the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine at the following dedicated e-mail address:

Further information is available here : FAQ (doc 31Kb)   

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