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May 27, 2024 | Latest News, Press Releases | 0 comments

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Hugh Farrell to the position of ICSA general secretary. A native of Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan, Mr. Farrell has been a senior official within ICSA for many years, most recently serving as chair of the Animal Health and Welfare Committee.

Upon his appointment, Mr. Farrell said, “I am honoured to be appointed as the general secretary of ICSA. I look forward to working with our dedicated team and representing the hard-working livestock farmers who are the backbone of our agricultural sector.

Throughout my time in ICSA, I have had the privilege of working closely with our members, gaining invaluable insights into the various sector challenges and opportunities. This experience has given me a comprehensive understanding of our members’ diverse needs, and I am committed to effectively representing their interests at both national and EU levels.”

Continuing Mr Farrell said, “One of my primary goals as general secretary is to grow the association and strengthen the voice of drystock farmers. Never has it been more important for this sector to stand united in the face of the many challenges ahead. ICSA is the one true voice of Irish cattle and sheep farmers and I want to ensure that every cattle and sheep farmer in Ireland feels supported and heard.”

ICSA president Sean McNamara welcomed the appointment stating, “We are thrilled to have Hugh Farrell step into the role of general secretary. His proven commitment to advocating for the rights and welfare of farmers and rural communities makes him an invaluable asset to our organisation. I am confident that Hugh’s leadership will strengthen ICSA’s efforts in championing the rights and interests of Irish cattle and sheep farmers.”

The role of ICSA general secretary was previously held by Eddie Punch who is running as a candidate in the upcoming European Elections in the Ireland South constituency.

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