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Minister Coveney Announces Extension to Deadline to Complete Certain GLAS Actions Due to Wet Weather

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, today announced that the deadline for completion of the GLAS actions “Protection of Watercourses from Bovines” and “Riparian Margins” is being extended from the 31st March 2016 to the 31st July 2016 in light of the exceptionally wet winter.

Minister Coveney said “I am extending the deadlines for the completion of GLAS actions related to watercourses and riparian margins to 31 July 2016 from 31 March 2016 due to the very wet weather and flooding of agricultural lands which occurred this winter.”

The Minister acknowledged the challenges faced by farmers due to the exceptional weather conditions and recognised the need to allow them sufficient time to meet the conditions of the GLAS Scheme. He added “I am conscious of the work which farmers must undertake to fulfil these actions. I hope that this extra time will be of assistance to them in the completion of these important tasks and allow them to carry out the necessary work at a time when their land has recovered from the wet winter we have experienced this year.”

View Press Release as a PDF:  DAFMPR 25/2016 (pdf 364Kb) 

Date Released: 10 March 2016