Councillor claims over 70% of Kerry farmers have not got GLAS payment

Cllr for Kerry County Council Johnny Healy-Rae, (IND) Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD ©

A Kerry County Councillor says the most consistent problem presented to them apart from housing is the delays in payment of an agri-environmental scheme.

Cllr Johnny Healy-Rae claimed over 70% of farmers in Kerry have not received GLAS payments.

Some farmers, the independent councillor said, have not been paid due to issues with commonages.

Councillors agreed to write to the Department of Agriculture to highlight the issue.