Role of the ICMSA


Founded in 1950, ICMSA is the oldest senior farm organisation in Ireland.

The ICMSA represents all farmers, particularly dairy and livestock farmers, by lobbying at local, national and EU levels.  It places special emphasis on preserving the family farm structure and defending the rights and incomes of farm families.

ICMSA represents farmer’s interest on many Committees and bodies, some of the main ones which are listed as follows: Teagasc, Irish Dairy Board, An Bord Bia, National Dairy Council, National Economic and Social Committee, Milk Quota Review Group, Milk Quota Appeals Tribunal, Employment Appeals Tribunal, Monitoring Committees on Rural Development.

Aims, Objectives and Policy Priorities

–         To lobby on behalf of all dairy farmers and livestock farmers at EU and national  level.

–         To organise farmers and agricultural producers of Ireland on an entirely non-political and non-sectarian basis.

–         To promote the interests of all engaged in agriculture.

–         To advise on the protection and regulation of the agricultural industry in Ireland.