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REFERENCES 1. GLAS will be the implementation of Council Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013 and Commission Regulations (EU) 807/2014, 808/2014 and 640/2014. It will be will be co-funded by the National Exchequer and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) of the European Union under Ireland’s Rural Development Plan 2014-2020. 2. Irish Farmers Journal 24 April 2015. Weekly podcast by Thomas Hubert. 3. Agriland (Farming News Portal) 14 April 2015. ‘GLAS online system still not fit for purpose’. 4. Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine 27 February 2015. Terms and Conditions of the GLAS Scheme.

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