A Sligo TD has called on the Government to pay farmers the majority of their agricultural payments which are now overdue.

Fianna Fail TD Eamon Scanlon raised the issue in the Dail in regards to the Areas of Natural Constraints Scheme and the Basic Payments Scheme.

Farmers had until the 15th of May to send in applications to the schemes and Deputy Scanlon has had up to 100 farmers ring him to say they are yet to be inspected for the ANC and BPS schemes.

The payment lodgement dates for the two schemes were September and October respectively and some farmers are still waiting for inspections to avail of the agricultural payments.

Deputy Scanlon told Midwest News that the Government must pay out the majority of payments to farmers while they wait for inspections to be conducted.

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