Written Answers - Farm Retirement Scheme

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 724 No. 1
Unrevised

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  330.  Deputy Edward O’Keeffe  Information on Ned O'Keeffe  Zoom on Ned O'Keeffe   asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food  Information on Brendan Smith  Zoom on Brendan Smith   the position regarding an application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork and if the application is in order. [46306/10]

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Deputy Brendan Smith): Information on Brendan Smith  Zoom on Brendan Smith  My Department received an application under the Early Retirement Scheme from the person named on 9 March, 2010. Under the Terms and Conditions of the Early Retirement Scheme, lands which are the subject of an Application for First Registration under Section 49, Land Registration [381]Act, 1964, are not eligible for pension purposes unless registration is completed prior to making the application under the Scheme.

In the case of the person named, the lands subject to the application were not registered prior to the date of lodgement of the application. In accordance with the Scheme Terms and Conditions, the person named was informed in June 2010 that he was ineligible for payment. This decision was upheld on appeal and the person named was informed of this on 9 November 2010 and of his right of appeal to the Agriculture Appeals Office.

  331.  Deputy Edward O’Keeffe  Information on Ned O'Keeffe  Zoom on Ned O'Keeffe   asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food  Information on Brendan Smith  Zoom on Brendan Smith   the position regarding an application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [46307/10]

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Deputy Brendan Smith): Information on Brendan Smith  Zoom on Brendan Smith  My Department received an application under the Early Retirement Scheme from the person named on 24 September, 2009. The application has been processed and the person is in receipt of payment since April 2010.

  332.  Deputy Edward O’Keeffe  Information on Ned O'Keeffe  Zoom on Ned O'Keeffe   asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food  Information on Brendan Smith  Zoom on Brendan Smith   the position regarding an application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork and if he will confirm if this application is complete. [46308/10]

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Deputy Brendan Smith): Information on Brendan Smith  Zoom on Brendan Smith  My Department received an application under the Early Retirement Scheme from the person named on 24 September, 2009. All outstanding issues in relation to this application have been resolved and arrangements are being made to make payment as soon as possible.

  333.  Deputy Edward O’Keeffe  Information on Ned O'Keeffe  Zoom on Ned O'Keeffe   asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food  Information on Brendan Smith  Zoom on Brendan Smith   the position regarding an application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork and if he will confirm if all the paperwork applicable to the application is in order. [46309/10]

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Deputy Brendan Smith): Information on Brendan Smith  Zoom on Brendan Smith  My Department received an application under the Early Retirement Scheme from the person named on 28 October, 2009. The application has been processed and the person is in receipt of payment since June 2010.


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