Farmers impacted by Shass Mountain landslide will get 2022 payments

It’s been confirmed farmers impacted by the Shass Mountain landslide in Co. Leitrim will get their 2022 payments under a force majeure clause.

Approximately 170,000 tonnes of peat was deposited on lands as a result of the landslide in 2020.

Sligo/Leitrim TD, Marian Harkin raised the issue in the Dail this week with Minister of State at the Department of Finance, Sean Fleming.

She says while the response at the time was unsatisfactory, the latest information is good news for Farmers.