ICMSA react to Taoiseach’s Statement – “Farmers already operate on co-operation, meitheal and the betterment of all the community”

The President of ICMSA said that the Taoiseach’s statement was accepted and would be accorded with by his own association and, he had no doubt, all other organisations, companies and individuals within the farming and wider agri-food sector. Pat McCormack said that farmers were completely at home with, and operated on, the basis of co-operation, meitheal and the betterment of all the community. Whatever the Government and its experts deemed to be for the welfare and health of the community would obviously have his support and Mr. McCormack stressed that ICMSA would cancel any group meetings or seminars until such time as the health advice and authorities deemed it prudent to resume the normal schedule. Mr. McCormack stressed that all ICMSA services would remain just a phone call away and that the association stood ready to help in any way that coincided with the official policy. He said that essential farming and food-production activities would continue in a way that met the approval of the appropriate authorities and he asked members – and everyone else – to look after themselves and others by taking the necessary precautions and adhering to the public health guidelines.

Ends       12 March 2020

Pat McCormack, 087-7608958

President, ICMSA.

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Cathal MacCarthy, 087-6168758

ICMSA Press Office