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How to Make an Appeal

Every appeal must be made in writing and addressed to: The Director, Agriculture Appeals Office, Kilminchy Court, Portlaoise, County Laois.

A standard Notice of Appeal Form(see below) should be submitted. Please note:

  • The notice must be lodged within 3 months of notification of the decision under appeal. An appeal received after three months will only be accepted if the Director considers that there are exceptional circumstances.
  • Before submission of an appeal to the Appeals Office, all internal review procedures within the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine must be exhausted.
  • The notice of appeal should contain a statement of all the facts and contentions upon which it is intended to rely in the appeal. Documentary evidence submitted in support of the appeal should be enclosed along with the notice of appeal.
  • A copy of the Department’s final decision letter should be enclosed.
  • Proof of postage must be obtained. Claims of appeals being lost in the post cannot be accepted.
  • There is no charge for lodging an appeal.
  • Each appeal is given a reference number and this number should be quoted when contacting the Agriculture Appeals Office.
  • All appeals are acknowledged within 10 days of receipt.
  • If you do not receive an acknowledgement letter within that time you should contact the office.

Notice of Appeal & Info Note

Download the Notice of Appeal Form (pdf 171Kb)  

Appeal Procedure Summary (pdf 105Kb)    


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