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CAP Public Consultation Process

After extensive negotiations, one of the most significant reforms of the CAP since its beginnings in 1962, will take effect in 2015. As a result of the flexibility allowed to Member States, a number of decisions are required concerning the application of direct payments in Ireland.  The Minister is committed to undertaking a comprehensive process of consultation with all relevant stakeholders to ascertain their views on the most appropriate application of the new Pillar 1 regime. To assist in this process, there are four documents below to assist in deliberations and for written views to be given:

The closing date is Friday 20th September 2013.

Public and stakeholder consultation in relation to Rural Development (CAP Pillar 2) commenced in 2012. The document below sets out a summary of the initial consultation process to date in relation to preparation of the Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014 - 2020