Who Gets Taxpayer Funding For Horticulture?

16 Nov 2018 | 03.48 pm

Who Gets Taxpayer Funding For Horticulture?

€667,000 for Spring Nurseries in Doneraile

16 Nov 2018 | 03.48 pm

The European Commission has published details of some of the recipients of taxpayer funding for horticulture projects, paid by the Department of Agriculture.

The Scheme of Investment Aid for the Development of the Commercial Horticulture Sector grant aids capital investments in specialised plant and equipment as well as emerging technologies specific to commercial horticulture production.

The scheme aims to facilitate environmentally friendly practices, promote the diversification of on-farm activities, improve the quality of products and improve working conditions.

The scheme is aimed at those engaging in commercial horticultural production and/or beekeeping. Non-production investments, which are directly associated with primary production, may also be considered.

Under this scheme, aid at a rate of 40% (or a maximum rate of 50% in the case of young farmers) is payable on the accepted cost (excluding VAT, discounts and allowances) of capital investments.

Published below are details released by the European Commission under transparency rules, covering grant aid payments effected from January 2017 to April 2018.

 

Beneficiary Aid Amount Date of Grant
Athgaine Mushrooms Ltd 228,282 28/12/2017
Con Vogelaar 60,028 24/02/2018
Coolnagrower Farms 154,149 15/12/2017
Corderry Fruit & Veg Ltd 223,976 29/12/2017
Cornacrieve Mushrooms Ltd 117,768 14/12/2017
Cornelius Trass 180,890 22/12/2017
Country Crest Farming Ltd 232,374 04/12/2017
Danecastle Fruit Farm Ltd 152,230 11/12/2017
Cappoquin Estate 93,173 24/04/2018
Fairy Hill Farm Ltd 84,337 27/12/2017
Garden of Eden Herbs 208,955 20/12/2017
Gerard & Lorcan Harford 85,628 07/12/2017
Grantstown Nurseries Ltd 140,317 24/03/2018
Hickey Brothers 263,668 21/12/2017
John B Dockrell Ltd 307,669 22/12/2017
Juice Press Orchards Ltd 315,659 22/12/2017
Keelings Soft Fruits 178,829 28/12/2017
Kehoe Partnership Ltd 113,015 21/12/2017
Kellys Nurseries Ltd 260,175 04/12/2017
L&M Farms Ltd 311,926 04/12/2017
Spring Nurseries 667,219 22/12/2017
Macullin Weldon 90,620 24/04/2018
McCarthy’s Strawberry Farm Ltd 95,026 24/04/2018
Millview Farm Ltd 139,515 05/02/2018
O’Connor Nurseries Ltd 231,162 28/12/2017
Paul Brophy 275,717 06/12/2017
Reilly Mushrooms Ltd 223,876 21/12/2017
SAP Holdings Ltd 98,586 14/12/2017
Simon Donohoe 106,997 21/12/2017
Tiernaneill Mushrooms Ltd 218,528 21/12/2017
Tullow Mushroom Growers Ltd 244,457 01/12/2017
Young Nurseries Ltd 159,949 22/12/2017

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