16% increase in Donegal farmers on social welfare

first_imgNewsx Adverts Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Pinterest 16% increase in Donegal farmers on social welfare Facebook Pinterest Twitter Twitter Previous articleApproval given for purchase of site for new Gortahork schoolNext articleDonegal’s 19 beaches have ‘good water quality’ News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th center_img By News Highland – June 4, 2010 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp New figures show that the number of Donegal farmers seeking state support has increased by 16%.According to Fine Gael, 1254 farmers applied for income support in 2009, the figure for 1st Quarter of 2010 already stands at 1334, the third highest rate in the country.Figures from the IDA show that the average farm income last year was 13,000 euro with 41% of farmers having an income of 6,500 euro per year.Fine Gale’s Agriculture spokesperson Deputy Andrew Doyle says farmers are now filling out social welfare forms instead of EU forms: Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North last_img read more