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Catherina Cunnane
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Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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BPS: Is there an in-person clinic in your county?

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine will hold in-person Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) clinics across twenty locations throughout April 2022.

Their purpose is to assist farmers in making their BPS and other-related schemes applications online.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the DAFM could not run its series of clinics in 2020 and 2021.

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue said these clinics allow farmers to meet one-to-one with a department official and make their BPS application there and then.

He explained: “These clinics proved very popular with farmers in previous years. I am happy to announce the return of this service again this year.”

According to the minister, some 24,000 farmers have already lodged their applications since the DAFM opened the online facility in February 2022.

He urged all farmers to submit their BPS application at the earliest possible opportunity before the May 16th, 2022, deadline.

“If farmers have already submitted their BPS application for this year and they now want to take on additional land or change the crop type, they can log back into to make any amendments, but they must make sure they do so before the deadline of May 16th, 2022.”

April 2022 – DAFM BPS clinic dates and locations
Location Hotel/Office Date Time
1 Castlebar Ellison (Previously Harlequin) Hotel, Castlebar, Mayo 04/04/2022 9.30am – 3.00pm
2 Tuam The Ard Rí Hotel, Milltown Road, Tuam, Galway 05/04/2022 9.30am – 3.00pm
3 Arklow  Arklow Bay Hotel, Sea Rd, Ferrybank, Arklow, Wicklow 06/04/2022 9.30am – 3.00pm
4 New Ross Brandon House Hotel, New Ross, Wexford 07/04/2022 9.30am – 3.00pm
5 Roscommon Hannon’s Hotel, Athlone Road, Acres, Roscommon 11/04/2022 9.30am – 3.00pm
6 Ballina Great National Hotel Ballina, Dublin Rd, Ballina, Mayo 12/04/2022 9.30am – 3.00pm
7 Limerick Maldron Hotel, Roxboro, Limerick 13/04/2022 9.30am – 3.00pm
8 Mitchelstown Firgrove Hotel, Mitchelstown, Cork 14/04/2022 9.30am – 3.00pm
9 Monaghan Four Seasons Hotel, Coolshannagh, Monaghan 25/04/2022 9.30am – 3.00pm
10 Ballybofey Jackson’s Hotel, Main Street, Ballybofey, Donegal 26/04/2022 9.30am – 3.00pm
11 Birr County Arms Hotel, Birr, Offaly 27/04/2022 9.30am – 3.00pm
12 Ennis Treacys West County Hotel, Limerick Road, Ennis, Clare 28/04/2022 9.30am – 3.00pm
14 Ballinasloe Shearwater Hotel, Marina Point, Ballinasloe, Galway 03/05/2022 9.30am – 3.00pm
15 Macroom Castle Hotel, Main Street, Sleveen East, Macroom, Cork 04/05/2022 9.30am – 3.00pm
16 Tralee Brandon Hotel, Princess Street, Tralee, Kerry 05/05/2022 9.30am – 3.00pm
13 Mullingar The Mullingar Park Hotel, Dublin Rd, Mullingar, Westmeath 06/05/2022 9.30am – 3.00pm
17 Drumshanbo DAFM Office, Drumshanbo, Leitrim 09/05/2022 9.30am – 4.30pm
18 Cavan DAFM Office, Farnham Street, Cavan 10/05/2022 9.30am – 4.30pm
19 Maam Cross Peacockes Hotel, Lurgan, Maam Cross, Galway 11/05/2022 9.30am – 3.00pm
20 Oranmore Oranmore Lodge Hotel, Carrowmoneash, Oranmore, Galway 12/05/2022 9.30am – 3.00pm


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