ICMSA say farmers will learn of Calleary resignation with “disbelief” and say replacement Minister must be appointed “immediately”

The President of ICMSA said that farmers will learn of Minister Calleary’s resignation with something approaching disbelief. Pat McCormack said that it was unacceptable that the state’s biggest indigenous economic activity was without cabinet representation and that must be rectified immediately. Mr McCormack said it was difficult to remember a time when there was more pressing issues for a Minister with such a key role in farming, food production, Brexit and the environment to address. A Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine would have to be appointed immediately and the appointment must reflect the importance of the farming and food sector as the economic engine of most of the state outside the cities.


Ends    21 July.


Pat McCormack, 087-7608958

President, ICMSA.




Cathal MacCarthy, 087-6168758

ICMSA Press Office