Aug 072014

The President of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (ICMSA) John  Comer, said that Irish farming was never happy to see markets being closed to our food and agri-exports, particularly as we worked our way towards the extremely ambitious targets set out in Food Harvest 2020. But he noted that as a long-standing Member State of the EU, it was incumbent upon Ireland to recognise the importance of acting together and demonstrating a commitment to the collective.  Mr Comer said that Irish farmers would await the normalisation of relationships with Russia –  which he  hoped would come sooner rather than later – and at  that stage we would  be confident that the excellence of our food exports and the professionalism of our marketing would ensure that we would regain our Russian market share and begin to grow it accordingly.

Ends       7 August 2014.

John Comer,  087-2057846

President, ICMSA.


Cathal MacCarthy,  087-6168758

ICMSA Press  Office