Almost 1,500 payments made to banned turf cutters
on 03/10/2012 14:48:41
It brings the total spend so far on the compensation scheme to almost €2.3m.
Turf cutters are eligible to compensation of €1,500 a year, together with a once-off payment of €500 to landowners who participate in the deal.
The figures were announced in the Dáil this afternoon by Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan.