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Decades of River Mismanagement Responsible for Current Flooding. – ICMSA.


  The current flooding of houses, farm yards and farmland should come as no surprise to anyone and is as a result of decades of mismanagement of our river systems and it is totally unacceptable that families have to endure such mental and financial hardship according to Mr. Pat McCormack,…

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ICMSA Committee want approval process for Calf Investment Scheme ‘speeded-up’


The Chairperson of ICMSA’s Farm and Rural Affair Committee has called on the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine to speed-up the approval process for the heavily oversubscribed Calf Investment Scheme. Denis Drennan noted that many of the farmers who purchased equipment are now waiting for their approval, unaware…

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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 AGM WINNER OF THE Mullinahone prize

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Winners of the Campion Insurance Hamper at the ICMSA AGM Joan & Michael Riordan

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ICMSA 2019 Annual General Meeting


ICMSA 2019 Annual General Meeting South Court Hotel, Raheen , Limerick. Friday, 29 November 2019, 10.30am.   Discussion: Calf Welfare – Protecting our social licence and creating value. Joe Burke,Bord Bia LauraBoyle, Teagasc Martin Ryan, Head of Glanbia Beef Conor Geraghty, Veterinary Ireland Is the era of cheap food over? …

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ICMSA Local Meetings 7th to 10th October 2019


  ICMSA Bantry Area AGM Venue:   The Maritime Hotel, Bantry.  Date & Time:   Monday 7 October 2019 at 8.30pm The Meeting will be addressed by Paul Smyth ICMSA Policy Officer Queries: Barry O’Keeffe Area Development Officer 087-1622049. ________________________________ ICMSA Ballyjamesduff Area AGM Venue:  The Crover House Hotel, Lough…

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On the eve of the Ploughing a survey shows “collapse” in farmer confidence


Commenting on the Irish Examiner-ICMSA survey results published in today’s edition of that paper showing a “collapse” in farmer confidence, the President of ICMSA, Pat McCormack, said that findings reflected the unprecedented stress and pressures that were bearing down on the state’s farming sector.  The survey showed that the percentage…

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ICMSA say results of talks will not lead to price rise “but some positive developments”


Commenting on the conclusion of the beef crisis talks, the President of ICMSA, Pat McCormack, said that while he was very disappointed that there was no positive news in relation to the price of beef arising from the talks, he did welcome a number of technical changes that have the…

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