Please note: The information provided below is a limited selection of the information available relating to this scheme. You can find more information on this scheme on the main Department website here.

REPS (Rural Environment Protection Scheme), is a Scheme designed to reward Farmers for carrying our their farming activities in an environmentally friendly manner and to bring about environmental improvement on existing farms. The objectives of the Scheme are to:

Supplementary Measures

Farmers in REPS were able to undertake additional actions in the form of Supplementary Measures. These were designed to take account of the need to resolve specific environmental problems that relate to the priority environmental themes of water quality, biodiversity/landscape and climate change. These Supplementary Measures provided farmers with the opportunity to draw down additional payments under the scheme. The Supplementary Measures in REPS 4 were as follows:

Farmers who wished to undertake Supplementary Measure(s) were required to comply with the Measure(s) from the commencement date of the plan, with the exception of the Heritage Buildings measure, as a condition of eligibility for payment.

Participants in REPS must

Applying to join REPS?

A farmer may apply to join REPS by submitting an application form(available on the Department’s main website here) and accompanying farm agri-environmental plan to the local Agricultural and Environment Structures Office (AES). The Department has approved a number of Planners to prepare agri-environmental plans. A list of approved Planners is available from local AES Offices and on the Department’s main website here. The farmer may select a planner of his/her choice.

To ensure that your application is dealt with in a speedy manner you should:

Where can you get further information about REPS?

Further information, documents and forms can be found on the Department’s main website here,  from your local AES Office or by contacting:

REPS Section,
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine,
Johnstown Castle Estate,
Co. Wexford.
LoCall: 1890 200 509
Tel: 053 916 3400