Kilkenny farm received €230,000 in CAP payments last year
COUNTY Kilkenny’s O’Shea’s Farms received the second highest payment under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) last year, newly released figures reveal.
The Piltown farm, which recently secured a major contract to supply Aldi with potatoes received €229,633.96 in CAP payments last year.
This was second on the list top CAP payments behind representatives of Nicholas Furlong in Co Wexford, which received €323,292.31 in direct EU payments.
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine published its CAP Beneficiaries database for 2018 on Friday.
Third highest on the list was Paul Carr, of Letterkenny, Donegal, who received €221,510.67.
Park Farms Partnership in Carlow received €220,564.44 last year, with Cousins Agri & Plant Ltd of Wexford receiving €215,837.07.
Branganstown Farms Ltd, based in Ardee, Co. Louth, got €218,578.43 in direct payments.
Wicklow farmer Cyril Goode received €215,227.11; while Wexford’s Walter Furlong Grain Ltd was paid €213,222.89 last year.
Completing the top 10 list was Cork’s Greenhills Windfarm Ltd, which got €211,641.76 last year.