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ICMSA Present 2019 John Feely Scholarships


The four recipients of the 2019 John Feely Scholarships were hosted at their Limerick head office today by ICMSA and the individual cheques for €1500 were presented to the successful young applicants by the association’s President, Pat McCormack. Mr. McCormack said the standard of the applicants overall was very encouraging…

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ICMSA’s McCormack says “politically uncertain situation” will be used against us in CAP row


The President of ICMSA has said that it is “naïve” to think that our present politically uncertain situation is not affecting our ability to influence the CAP negotiations and he warned that others will use that vacuum against the interests of Irish farming. Pat McCormack said that while farmers did…

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ICMSA’s Pat McCormack and John Enright with Vice President of the European Parliament, Mairead McGuinness, in Brussels today as the CAP negotiations continue.

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Milk Policy

ICMSA say farmers will be “watching like hawks” Irish performance at Thursday CAP talks as possibility of another General Election looms


  The President of ICMSA has said that farmers will be “watching like hawks” the degree of determination and strategy that Leo Varadkar will bring to his attendance at Thursday’s crucial CAP 2020 -2027 Budget talks. Pat McCormack said that the Irish negotiators – including the Taoiseach – must bring…

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ICMSA meet FF’s Micheal Martin and repeat conviction that “practical, progressive and fair” solutions are available for sustainable Irish farming


ICMSA had a meeting with Micheal Martin, the Fianna Fail Leader, in Limerick today giving ICMSA President, Pat McCormack, the opportunity to repeat his association’s mantra that there are “do-able, practical, fair and progressive” solutions possible to the challenges besetting Irish farming.  Mr. McCormack said that from ‘Day One’ of the…

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ICMSA welcome milk price rises and predict further rises to “cusp of peak-production”


ICMSA Dairy Chairperson, Ger Quain, said that his organisation has already predicted a series of prices rises through Q1 and certainly up to the cusp of peak-production: “We’re satisfied that the Co-ops have now accepted that it is no longer feasible to deny the market reality that is evident to…

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Pre Budget

ICMSA Guide To Election 2020 – The Questions That Farmers Need Answered


ICMSA Guide To Election 2020 – The Questions That Farmers Need Answered    

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ICMSA launch Election Guide to farming issues and identify relentless pressure on income and “constant attacks” from “most aggressive and arrogant elements of environmental movement” as the two key elements


ICMSA have stated that they intend having a copy of their ‘ICMSA Guide to General Election 2020’ on its way to every candidate standing in a rural constituency and association officer within days. ICMSA President, Pat McCormack, met Leo Varadkar in Adare last night, handed over a copy of the…

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ICMSA say food debate has been “taken hostage by hype”


The President of ICMSA has said that what should be a considered and scientific debate about diet and environmental sustainability has effectively been taken hostage by the hype around campaigns aimed at switching consumers from red meat and dairy-based diets to synthetic substitutes of often doubtful nutritional value and origins.…

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ICMSA says First Quarter of 2020 should bring “series” of milk price rises


ICMSA Dairy Chairperson, Ger Quain, said that early indicators of dairy markets in 2020 make for positive reading and he said that the association anticipates a series of milk price rises as the market works through the data and moves forward. Mr. Quain cited the recently published European Union Agricultural…

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