McConalogue claims not one Donegal farmer has yet received flood compensation

Fianna Fail’s Agriculture spokesperson is claiming that not one farmer hit by flooding in Donegal last August has yet received a compensation payment.

Donegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue also says some farmers have been excluded from the compensation scheme that was announced by Minister Michael Creed.

He says that despite the fact that the closing date for applications was the end of September, no farmer has yet been paid.

Deputy McConalogue says many of those who applied for relief rely on their farm incomes and are now facing into Christmas with vastly reduced income which, he adds, is stressful for them and their families.

He spoke to Ocean FM News reporter Harry Keaney: