Structure of the ICMSA
The Association is a democratic, non-denominational, non-political body. Our members are active at local, county, regional and national level, putting in every effort to promote the interests and welfare of farm families and the agricultural sector.
Our structure enables farmers to voice their opinion at area level, which leads to their view being echoed by their representatives at county, regional and national levels. This ensures that the aims and aspirations of the grassroots membership are fully reflected in the policies adopted by the Association.
The day-to-day affairs of the ICMSA are managed by the General Secretary, who reports to the Executive Committee, which is chaired by the President of the Association. The Executive Committee meets monthly.
The Role of the ICMSA
The Association is organised into Branches, Areas, Counties and Regions, each with its own elected officers. There are at present 72 Areas with a total membership of 16,000. Membership is open to all persons engaged in agricultural production.
The Association is serviced by a Headquarters staff under a General Secretary and a field staff of organisers.
ICMSA President and Deputy President
Our current President is Pat McCormack from Tipperary. He was elected Dairy Chairperson in December 2009, and was elected Deputy President in December 2011. Pat was elected President in December 2016, where he succeeded John Comer in the role.
Our Deputy President is Denis Drennan from Co. Kilkenny. He was first elected Farm and Rural Affairs Chairperson in 2017 before being elected Deputy President in April 2022, succeeding Lorcan McCabe.
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