Ferris hits out at GLAS payment delay

A Kerry TD says delaying an agricultural scheme payment, which was due at the end of last year, until May is totally unacceptable.

Sinn Fein Deputy Martin Ferris claimed there was a lack of empathy or complete apathy by the Department of Agriculture when it comes to GLAS payments and the impact on small farmers.

Deputy Ferris said the payments are factored into the farm family budget and delays can cause serious cash flow problems.