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Minister Coughlan announces one week extension of closing date for applications under Machinery Contractors Scheme

Compensation Scheme for Sugar Beet Machinery Contractor

The Minister for Agriculture and Food, Mary Coughlan, has announced an extension of one week for the receipt of applications under the above scheme.

The Minister said that completed applications for compensation would be accepted by her Department until Wednesday, 23 May 2007.

The Minister urged machinery contractors who wish to apply for compensation for sugar beet machinery under the EU Restructuring Aid for the Sugar Industry to ensure the applications are fully completed and submitted to her Department no later than the extended deadline of Wednesday, 23 May 2007.


EU Restructuring Aid for the Sugar Industry is provided for in Council Regulation (EC) No. 320/2006 and Commission Regulation (EC) No. 968/2006.

Application forms and Terms and Conditions are available from:

Sugar Section,
Department of Agriculture and Food
Agriculture House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2
Tel: 01-6072790

Application forms and Terms and Conditions may also be downloaded from the "Schemes" section of the Department's website or requested by email from

16 May 2007

Date Released: 16 May 2007