The current process of direct payments reform which comes into effect in 2015 represents one of the most significant changes to the CAP since its inception. In advance of the detailed preparations of the new direct payments regime, a stakeholder consultation process is being launched by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
Submissions marked CAP Consultation should be sent by email to CAPPillar1@agriculture.gov.ie or by post to Kevin Smyth, Assistant Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Floor 5 East, Agriculture House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. The deadline for receipt of submissions is Friday 20th September 2013. Please note that submissions will be made publically available at a future stage.
Further information is available here where relevant background documents and a questionnaire are available under ‘CAP Public Consultation Process’.