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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
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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Over €600,000 in GLAS+ balancing payment hit farmers’ accounts

GLAS-plus (GLAS+) balancing payments have commenced, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine,  Charlie McConalogue, has confirmed this afternoon (Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023), writes farming journalist, Catherina Cunnane.

The DAFM has issued almost €600,000 in balancing payments to over 2,831 participants in the Green Low-Carbon Agri-Anvironment Scheme.

The balancing payment represents the final 15% of the 2022 GLAS+ payment and completes the total payment for GLAS actions undertaken in 2022.

This is the final year of GLAS payments, as the scheme ended on December 31st, 2022.

Payments will continue to issue in outstanding cases on a regular basis.

The minister encouraged any farmers with queries in relation to GLAS to direct them by email to [email protected] or phone – 053 9163425.

GLAS Plus Balancing Payments by county
County Total No. of Applicants Total Net Payment
Carlow 3 218
Cavan 32 6,853
Clare 372 89,499
Cork 321 77,207
Donegal 269 57,491
Dublin 1 300
Galway 309 52,991
Kerry 514 110,953
Kildare 1 295
Kilkenny 2 502
Laois 31 7,640
Leitrim 88 19,394
Limerick 196 49,002
Longford 4 519
Mayo 335 45,563
Meath 1 300
Monaghan 10 2,036
Offaly 42 9,806
Roscommon 25 4,130
Sligo 51 10,093
Tipperary 123 30,728
Waterford 42 9,391
Westmeath 10 2,141
Wexford 24 4,964
Wicklow 25 3,493
Grand Total 2,831 595,551


McConalogue comments

In a statement, the minister remarked: “I am pleased to be in a position to commence these GLAS+ balancing payments this week to over 2,831 farmers.”

“This cohort of GLAS participants have undertaken exceptional environmental commitments and are rewarded under GLAS with an additional annual payment of up to €2,000 in respect of 2022.”

“Today’s payment of almost €600,000 brings to over €1.36 billion the total payments made to date in respect of GLAS.”

“This investment will be surpassed with the ACRES scheme, where I have secured €1.5 billion for this new flagship environmental scheme.”

“I was delighted to have secured places for 46,000 farmers in ACRES Tranche 1, and I look forward to seeing the scheme being implemented in the coming months,” the minister concluded.

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