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Minister Coveney urged to extend agri-environment scheme into 2014 to fill ‘gap’

Ian Carey Letters, News

On Thursday 17 October 2013, the Environmental Pillar sent the following letter to Minister Coveney:   Dear Minister Coveney, Your intention, as we understand the reporting of it, is not to extend support for farmers coming out of REP4 or AEOS in to 2014. This is part of an attempt to save money and will impact on up to 13,000 …

Ian CareyMinister Coveney urged to extend agri-environment scheme into 2014 to fill ‘gap’
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Minister Coveney puts wildlife and agricultural sustainability at risk

Ian Carey News, Press Releases

10 July 2013: The Environmental Pillar is strongly critical of Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney bringing forward the mowing date for the traditional hay meadow option within the Agri-Environment Options Scheme (AEOS). AEOS pays farmers to delay mowing of traditionally managed hay meadows until 15 July to allow the diversity of plant species to set seed, ensure ground- nesting birds can …

Ian CareyMinister Coveney puts wildlife and agricultural sustainability at risk
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Environmental groups call for retention of AEOS scheme

Ian Carey News, Press Releases

The Environmental Pillar, an umbrella organisation that represents the Irish environment, has claimed that cancelling the AEOS scheme would be short-sighted. The group has called on the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney TD, to open the AEOS scheme for 2011. “The AEOS scheme provides superb value for money to the taxpayer, even in straitened times,” said Michael Ewing, a spokesman …

Ian CareyEnvironmental groups call for retention of AEOS scheme