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Offaly Junior Minister Tops List Of EU Payments To Oireachtas Farmers

Pippa Hackett and husband Mark's 200 acre site was also given €43,000 last year.

The 200 acre Offaly farm belonging to Minister of State Pippa Hackett and her husband has benefited from over €40,000 in EU Funding this year. 

That's the largest Common Agricultural Policy payment received by a member of the Oireachtas.

CAP is a system of subsidies and support programmes for farmers operated by the European Union.

The Irish Independent reports another midlands TD, Kildare South deputy Martin Heydon took in a sum of €24,400, covering his farms in Ballickmoyler in Laois and Colbinstown in Kildare.

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