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Over €8 million paid out in Forestry Scheme Payments locally

Jun 27, 2022 17:06 By Shannonside News
Over €8 million paid out in Forestry Scheme Payments locally Over €8 million paid out in Forestry Scheme Payments locally
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Leitrim received the highest amount in the region.

€8.7million was paid out across the Shannonside region last year in afforestation programme payments

County Cork accounted for 13.2% of the afforestation programme payments in 2021 followed by Kerry (8.2%), Clare (7.7%), and Roscommon at (5.9%) or €3.7m.

Three million euro was paid out in payments in Leitrim, and two million in County Longford out of a national total of €62 million.

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Payments for forest roads were highest in 2011 and declined from €4.2 million for 116 kilometres in 2011 to €2.9 million for 73 kilometres in 2021.

 

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