A farmers website in the Republic of Ireland has been experiencing problems with a new website clearing agent, with many of its articles having been removed from its website.
The website, which is the only Irish farm to use a clearing agent to collect payments, has been taken down and is currently unavailable for users to view.
It is not clear how long the farm has been operating without the site, but it has been closed for the past two weeks.
The Farm Aid website has been in use since November, when it became the first farm in the country to use it to collect farm payments.
The site is the first of its kind in Ireland and was designed by Irishman, Irish farm and farming website, Andrew Lacey.
The Irish Farmers’ Union (IFU) said the site was “an incredibly complex process” which is “no longer usable”.
It said the website was “inoperable” and that “the service will be discontinued shortly”.
It added that it was “shocked” by the situation and that it would not “be in any way surprised if the farm is shut down” in the future.
“It is shocking to us that a small farm can lose its ability to fulfil its obligations to pay farmers on time and in full,” said the IFU.
“This has happened before and we are taking it very seriously.
We will continue to be very diligent in contacting the farmers and will be working with the Irish Revenue Agency to try and restore the website.”
The Irish Revenue Service (IRD) said it was investigating the matter.
An IFS spokesman said that, “We take allegations of non-payment of farm payments very seriously and investigate them thoroughly, whether it is an online issue or a physical one.”
We are working closely with the Department of Finance and relevant agencies to assess the situation further and will act where we think we can do so.