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Weather Hardship Payments To Fishermen Now Completed Says Fisheries Minister O’Neill

Fisheries Minister Michelle O’Neill has announced that The Sea Fishing (Financial Assistance to Fishing Boats) Scheme has now closed with all eligible payments having been made to vessel owners. The scheme was introduced in March 2014 to help alleviate hardship experienced by fishermen following prolonged, adverse weather conditions. The Minister…

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Rogers Critical of DARD Over Hardship Scheme

SOUTH Down SDLP MLA Seán Rogers has spoken out following the announcement by the Farming Minister on the long awaited hardship scheme. Mr Rogers said: “When looking at the detail, it is evident that the worst affected farmer, can only receive a maximum of €7.5000 due to the De minimis…

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