The Minister for Agriculture has announced details of Online Clinics which will be held across the region in April, to assist farmers to submit their Basic Payment Scheme and Transfer of Entitlements applications online.

Farmers can meet on a one-to-one basis with Department staff who will assist them in making their BPS application.

Under EU regulations, all applications must now be submitted online, and the application process is open since February.

BPS online clinics are being held across the region where farmers can meet one-to-one with a member of staff from the Department, and make their Basic Payment Scheme application there and then.

A clinic will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sligo next Friday 5th April, at the Twin Trees Hotel, Ballina on Wed 10th April, at the Oranmore Lodge Hotel in Oranmore, Galway on Friday 12th April and the Shearwater Hotel in Ballinasloe the following Tuesday 16th April, and at the McWilliam Park Hotel in Claremorris on Tuesday 30th April - the clinics will run from 9am to 3pm.

Further online clinics are planned for Galway, Roscommon and Mayo during the month of May.

Minister Michael Creed is urging farmers to avail of the opportunity to apply for the BPS with the assistance of Department staff.

Farmers with queries in relation to completing the BPS apaplication online can also ring the Department at 076 - 1064420.

 

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