Almost €80k overpaid to Northern Ireland farmer won’t be recouped – Department

According to the BBC, in one instance, the overpayment was more than £70,000. In half the cases, payments were as low as £50. Forty farmers are believed to have received as much as £10,000.

The Department of Agriculture in Northern Ireland said it “regrets” the mistake but new procedures mean it “won’t happen again”.

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