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|
|Corderry Fruit & Veg Ltd||223,976||29/12/2017|
|Cornacrieve Mushrooms Ltd||117,768||14/12/2017|
|Country Crest Farming Ltd||232,374||04/12/2017|
|Danecastle Fruit Farm Ltd||152,230||11/12/2017|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Reilly Mushrooms Ltd||223,876||21/12/2017|
|SAP Holdings Ltd||98,586||14/12/2017|
|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|