IFA welcomes reinstatement of pension for farm women

IFA welcomes reinstatement of pension for farm women

The Irish Farmers Association has welcomed the decision to reinstate the state contributory pension for elderly farm women.

The pensions of 268 women were stopped without warning recently. They were then asked to repay what the money they had already received.

The Department of Social and Family Affairs had made the decision under an agreement made with the IFA in 2008.

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