Potential farm wipe out as leak reveals plans for shock rollback in EU payments

Farmers on off-farm income will see CAP payments slashed.

Sligo News File.

Another crippling attack on Ireland’s rural economy is set to come in the form of a massive cutback in the CAP.

According to the Farmers Journal, leaked proposals on the future shape of the EU policy reveal that payments will be channelled more towards farmers not drawing income from on farm activities.

Farmers with sizeable off-farm income will be hammered, with EU payments capped at €60,000.

The Minister for Agriculture is reportedly being given more power to order the structure of the CAP, changes to which are scheduled to take effect just two years from now.



Appeal for information on Polish woman missing from her home in Sligo

Gardai concerned for her safety.

Sligo News File

Gardai In Sligo are questioning a 32-year-old man in connection with the disappearance of a Polish woman 

30-year-old Natalia Karaczyn has not been seen since Sunday morning.

Gardai are concerned for her safety.

The missing woman’s home at Crozon Park has been sealed off and garda technical experts are carrying out a forensic examination.

Anyone who can assist with the investigation is asked to contact Sligo Gardai on 071 – 9157000, or the Garda Confidential line 1800 666 111.