The Irish Farmers’ Association has welcomed an announcement of extra support for farmers, fishermen & local communities around the country.
The Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar says 500 additional places are being added to the Rural Social Scheme which brings money into rural and coastal communities.
The current allocation for Donegal is 227 while the new allocation is 308. Sligo currently has 124 and will increase to 138, while Leitrim has 100 and will increase to 121.
The IFA’s rural affairs spokesman Joe Brady says it’s the first increase since 2006: